There are loads of sources of information about saving energy in our homes. Here are a few that we like:

Help for households

This is a Government-endorsed service offering independent advice on making your home warmer and greener and cutting energy bills.

Energy Saving Trust is an independent and trusted voice on energy efficiency and clean energy solutions. Their website covers heating your home, reducing home heat loss, energy efficient products and generating your own renewable energy. There’s answers to questions, practical help, and explanations about new technologies such as heat pumps.

They have simple advice, useful basic information on heat pumps and a more in-depth discussion.

National Energy Action (NEA) is a national charity aiming to eradicate fuel poverty and campaigning for greater investment in energy efficiency to help those who are vulnerable to rising energy bills.

Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) produces clear advice and support materials for householders. This example demonstrates the importance of good ventilation and insulation to avoid the negative impacts on human health. See the rest of the site for other help too.

Which, the consumer magazine, publishes briefings on low carbon technologies and equipment choices which can help inform householders. Examples include: an article on The Centre for Alternative Technologyair source heat pumps and a discussion on solar PV panels

Cosy Homes Oxfordshire is a one-stop shop home retrofit service to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of buildings. It offers a full package of support.

Low Carbon Hub is a social enterprise that develops community owned renewable energy installations across Oxfordshire. The income generated is re-invested in further carbon-cutting projects.

Westmill Sustainable Energy Trust (WeSET) is a charity funded by Westmill Wind and Solar farms (near Shrivenham Oxfordshire). They offer tours of the site and have produced educational materials covering Key Stages 1-5 on topics linked to production of energy, climate change, wind, solar and hydropower.

The Centre for Alternative Technology has free briefings and fact-sheets on all aspects of energy use, low carbon and renewable energy resources.

Inclusion here does not imply endorsement by Sustainable Botley.