Guide to green renovation
A room-by-room guide by the Energy Saving Trust to help you put energy efficiency first
Energy Advice Leaflets
We provide advice and information on a wide range of topics relating to energy.
Insulation and Heating
Download resources kindly provided by the Centre for Sustainable Energy.
Dr Energy Advice Column
We answer the questions submitted by readers of the Hastings Online Times.
Getting the best from your Solar PV panels
If your home has solar panels –
installed by you or your landlord, or
through a ‘rent-a-roof’ scheme – you
may need to re-think the way you
consume electricity in order to reap
the greatest benefit.
Why are my electricity bills so high?
We have put together a quick reference sheet to help you understand which appliances may be using more energy and costing more. We have even suggested some alternatives!
Rural Homes Factsheet
People living in rural areas can be hit with some of the highest energy costs. This is due to a combination of older, inefficient housing and being off the gas grid.
Park Homes Factsheet
Park homes with thin walls and LPG, oil or electric heating can be expensive to keep warm during winter. Here is a helpful PDF with energy advice for park home residents.
Mental Health During COVID
Follow this link if you feel you are struggling with Lockdown Depression or COVID Anxiety.
State of the Sector Report for 2022
Download the Community Energy England State of the Sector Report for 2022.
Energy Efficiency Calculator
Use the Citizens Advice Energy Efficiency Calculator to understand how much money your appliances cost to use and which appliances are costing you the most money.
Money Saving Boiler Challenge
You could save up to £112 a year on your gas bill by changing a single setting on your boiler. This guide will show you how.
How to save money and energy on your heating
You could cut your gas use by 6 to 8% by changing a single setting on your combi boiler.
Energy Company Obligation (ECO) & Insulation Scheme list
We have put together a list of links and phone numbers for the various energy companies for you to use to find out more about their Energy Company Obligations and the Great British Insulation Scheme.
All details are correct as of 02/10/2023.
Energy Champion Resources
Solar Panel Guide
All you need to know about powering
your home with solar panels. Made by the Energy Saving Trust.