Daventry is home for over 28,000 inhabitants and sustainability and renewables are at the heart of the Daventry District Council’s pledge on climate change. As a member of the Northants Warm Homes partnership which is made up of all the local authorities in Northamptonshire who’s goal it is to:
- reduce fuel poverty
- lower carbon emissions
- help residents keep warm
It aims to fulfill these goals by advising residents of Northamptonshire to lower thier fuel bills through insulation options and use of renewables such as the installation of solar panels.
Another source of help with with energy bills available in the area is Big Switch Daventry District, which is a collaboration with Daventry District Council and iChoosr to use collective purchasing power to secure better energy deals for residents.
Residents who register for the Big Switch are entered into a collective, and energy companies bid for their custom in an auction.
This provides energy companies the opportunity to secure thousands of customers in one go, incentivising them to offer deals better than those available to the general public. The benefit to the environment is that only energy companies offering 100% renewable electricity are invited to bid.
The District Council also promotes the MCS Website as useful source of finding local qualified installers of renewables, just like Green Building Renewables Daventry.