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Green Homes grant

– improve the energy efficiency of your home with a grant via your local authority with work being done by Eon.

Residents of the districts of Redcar and ClevelandHambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale and the borough of Scarborough with an annual income below £30,000 and a low energy efficient property (energy efficiency rating of D, E, F or G) can apply for the full cost of having a range of energy efficient and low carbon measures installed in their homes.

The measures available include external and cavity wall insulation, double glazed windows and doors, loft insulation, solar panels, air source heat pumps and smart heating controls.

Improvements to energy efficiency can help to make your home warmer, reduce the cost of utility bills and lower the carbon emissions produced.

The energy provider E.ON is working with the four councils to deliver the scheme and will be installing the energy efficiency measures in customer’s homes.

The easiest way for you to apply to the scheme is on the E.ON website. Alternatively, you can email E.ON or call them on 0333 202 4820, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

You do not need to be an E.ON or E.ON Next energy customer to apply.

General information and local case studies on the kinds of measures that can be considered in this scheme are available on other pages of this website. See how to increase energy efficiency with insulation and read about air source heat pumps, solar PV panels to generate electricity and solar thermal panels to provide hot water.

If your home has an Energy Performance Certificate it will be used as the starting point in the application process. You should have one if you have bought or begun renting your home in recent years but if you are unsure about your home’s energy efficiency and cannot find your certificate you can use the page find an energy certificate to view and download one.

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Moor Sustainable responds to the Government Consultation on the end of Feed-in Tariff and export payments

The Government consultation on the ending of the Feed-in Tariff scheme has just finished.  While it was known that closure of the FiT scheme was probably coming in 2019 it was a surprise to find that there is also a proposal to end export tariffs that are a simple mechanism by which home owners with PV systems and other generators are paid for the electricity they export to the grid.

Moor Sustainable considers ending of the FiT generation tariff and the export tariff would be a disaster for community energy groups and for schools and householders who want to do their bit to help in the fight against climate change.  The ending of the export tariff would be grossly unfair, effectively allowing the big electricity companies to steal electricity from home owners.  You can read our full response to the consultation here.

If you are considering your own PV system or other renewable electricity technology we suggest you read the important update on our page Financial support for energy saving and generation.

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Esk Valley and Coast Green Open Homes 5- 6 April 2014

With the support of members of the Esk valley Community Energy Group Moor Sustainable organised our first major public event.  Esk Valley and Coast Green Open Homes took place on Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th of April funded by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, administered by the Centre for Sustainable Energy.  A website was created to promote the event.

Green Open Homes is a national concept that is organised locally.  The idea is for volunteers who have made energy saving improvements to their homes to welcome visitors and share their experiences.  This should encourage visitors to take action for themselves.

Follow the links below to download case studies relating to each of the homes that were opened for viewing.

1. GOH_2014_Case_Study_1900_End_of_terrace_home

2. GOH_2014_Case_Study_Victorian_Eco_Renovation

3. GOH_2014_Case_Study_Maisonette

4. GOH_2014_Case_Study_1991 Stone built house

5. GOH_2014_Case_Study_Home_by_the_moor

6. GOH_2014_Case_Study_Farm with heat pump

7. GOH_2014_Case_Study_Dairy Farm

8. GOH_2014_Case_Study Barn and wheel house conversion

9.  GOH_2014_Case_Study_1860s stone built house

10. GOH_2014_Case_Study_A village home

11. GOH_2014_Case_Study_Farm in Glaisdale

Further case studies are also available on the pages for two similar events organised by Moor Sustainable so follow the links below

Green Open Farms 2014

Green Open Homes 2015

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Ceilidh in aid of Save School Farm Appeal

Moor Sustainable are organising a Ceilidh in aid of the School Farm Appeal, Great Ayton.

on Saturday 23rd November 7.30 – 11.30 pm

at WI Hall, Newton Road, Great Ayton

Tickets – £7 available from Thompson’s Hardware Store and School Farm Shop

or tel. 01642 723137

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