Energy advice, money saving tips, grants and current projects.
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Information on available grants and eligibility.
Achieving our targets and reducing energy costs.
Newtownabbey Borough Council recognises the impact on global climate from carbon dioxide emissions arising from our energy related activities. The Council recognises the need to reduce its carbon dioxide emission levels in line with Northern Ireland energy and climate change targets. The Council aims to promote the importance of good energy management for the economic and environmental well-being of its residents, employees and business community.
PROJECTS & SCHEMES:
Bryson Energy Is The Energy Agency For Northern Ireland
From Monday 2nd April 2012, a new advice number offering free and impartial local energy advice became available for householders across Northern Ireland. The new number is free phone 0800 1422 865.
South Antrim Rural Network (SARN)
SARN provides community development support to rural communities within the council boroughs of Antrim, Newtownabbey and Carrickfergus. SARN does this by determining and responding to the key issues impacting on the lives of rural people, and rolling out programmes as an action on anti-poverty.
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Cold Reality For Poorest Households
The Northern Ireland Assembly has been told that a growing number of households have no choice but to purchase 20 litre drums of oil that are significantly more expensive per litre than buying in bulk.
Cancer Patients Start to Receive £100 Winter Fuel Payment
Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced eligible cancer patients will receive £100 winter fuel payment. Click on the following link for further information.
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Check out the Energy Wise section on the NI Direct website for latest information on tips and advice to help you control what energy you use - and control what it costs.
News & Events:
COUNCIL LAUNCHES FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Posted: 29 October 2012
NEW PROPOSALS TO ENCOURAGE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Posted: 21 June 2012
MCCAUSLAND ANNOUNCES £12MILLION FUNDING FOR 16,000 NEW BOILERS
Posted: 08 June 2012
Oil Stamp Winners!
The winner of the oil stamp competition at Glengormley Health Fair on Saturday 22 October 2012 was Helen Horner from Abbots Drive who won £25 of oil stamps and the winner from the oil stamp competition held at Kilbride Luncheon Group on 21 October 2012 was Faye Robinson from Mill Road, Ballyclare who also won £25 of oil stamps.
Oil Stamp Winner
The winner of the Oil Stamp Competition at the Ollardale Fun Day on Saturday 8th September was John Carlisle from Charles Drive, Ballyclare.
Glengormley Methodist Health Fair on 22nd Sept
Council staff will be at the Glengormley Methodist Health Fair on Saturday 22nd September from 10.00am- 12.00pm to give advice on energy efficiency, home accident prevention, the Oil Stamp Saving Scheme and available home energy efficiency grants.
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Fuel Poverty Impacts on Mental Health
Fuel poverty has long been associated with having a damaging effect on physical health but new research has revealed that stress-related illnesses can also be triggered, a University of Ulster psychologist told a major conference in Dublin on 6th February.
Roofspace Insulation Fee Waived
On 31 October 2011 the Council made the decision to waive the Building Control fee for roofspace insulation (£60.00).
Turn 2 Us
Turn2us is a charitable service which helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help. They have a free, accessible website has been designed to help find appropriate sources of financial support, quickly and easily, based on particular needs and circumstances. To access the website please see:
Operation Energy – Keeping the planet cool, with Airtricity and Eco-Schools.
Airtricity’s recently announced partnership with Eco Schools has led to the development of an exciting new online resource for kids, teachers, parents and the community, Operation Energy. For further information visit:
A Cold House for Everyone?
Research on fuel poverty has recently been published by The Citizens Advice Bureau. The report is based on a survey of 386 of clients who came to the Citizens Advice Bureau last February and March. For further details please visit:
Food Waste Scheme:
Energy can be saved by minimising waste and recycling.
Home Check-up Report
Get a free, impartial online home energy saving report.
Did You Know?
Heating boilers should be serviced annually to ensure they are running efficiently.