In Greater Manchester only 2.5% of our energy comes from renewable energy sources. Changing the way you heat, light and power your home will not only help the environment but could save you money too.
Switch to LED lighting
If you replace all the bulbs in your home with LED lights, you could reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by up to 40 kg a year. And don’t forget to switch off your lights and appliances when not in use.
Improve how you heat your home
In a typical household, over half of fuel bills are spent on heating and hot water. By changing the way you heat your home you can help to reduce your fuel bills and your carbon emissions. Using smart heating controls and putting thermostats on radiators is a great place to start. If you are thinking of changing your boiler why not consider solar energy, heat pumps or electric heating?
Boiler Upgrade Scheme
You can get up to £5,000 towards the installation of an air source heat-pump – check if you are eligible for this on the GOV.UK website.
Switch to a renewable energy supplier
Most energy suppliers offer a renewable energy tariff. This means that your electricity will come from one of the following forms of renewable energy generation; solar, wind, geothermal (using heat from the earth), hydroelectric (using water from rivers to spin a turbine).
The Energy Saving Trust’s website has lot more help an advice on reduce your carbon emissions and lowering you energy bills.Find out more
More help and resources
Air Source Heat Pumps
The price of air source heat pump systems are falling and with the government grants introduced in April 2022 are comparable with installing a fossil fuel system. Take a look at our top 10 myth busting facts.
What we are doing in Greater Manchester
Through collaborative projects across Greater Manchester, funded by the Government, we are looking at how energy is stored, used, bought and sold by businesses and residents so we can help implement energy efficient measures.
Local Energy Market
Find out how we are working with Greater Manchester’s 10 local authorities to increase energy efficiency and pave the way for the installation of new technologies.