The Council aims to promote and support energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy across the Borough, whether in the home, at work, in school or elsewhere.
All households and communities can benefit from using energy as efficiently as possible; saving money on bills and looking after the environment at the same time. Working with partners several initiatives have been set up to help people become more energy efficient, or install renewables, or keep warm and healthy. For example:
- Stafford Area Save Your Energy
- Stafford Area Community Solar Discount Scheme
- Home Energy Visits in Derrington
- Home Energy Visits, Penkside
- Warmer Holmcroft
- Stafford and Rural Homes ‘Eco House’
- Warmer Homes Stafford
Schools, Community Buildings and Churches
At school, saving energy or installing renewable systems, can save money as well as provide fantastic learning opportunities. We have helped arrange energy audits and energy improvements in several community halls and churches too. Here are some examples of projects in our local schools, community centres and churches:
- Solar PV for Silkmore Primary
- Solar PV for St Peter’s Church, Rickerscote
- North End Community Centre, Holmcroft
- Signpost Centre, Highfields
We promote energy efficiency and seek to encourage concern regarding climate change in many ways – via theatre productions, talks and presentations, environmental art initiatives, ‘green roadshows’, at our schools’ Eco-Action Day, through our annual Green Awards and more.