Energy & Transport

Both as individual households and by collaborating as a community we can reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, reconfiguring how we travel and both using and developing community resources.

Our Projects

Moving towards a carbon neutral parish by 2030 brings many challenges for Chalford residents but also some exciting opportunities. We’ll need to make positive choices as individuals and families to help forge a community fit to support future generations.  This means understanding our actions in terms of our use of electricity, gas and oil, how much we travel, and the goods we buy.

As a community we achieve change by reducing our energy use, by facilitating accessible and affordable public transport, promoting community networks to provide services locally, and considering the use of natural resources, including sunlight, wind and water.

The Energy and Transport Group in ChalCAN is working with homes, schools, businesses and the wider community to broaden the conversation around CO2 emissions.  But this can’t be solved by a working group – we all need to think about the impact of everything we do, from getting in the car, to setting the thermostat or installing a new boiler.

Transport

Energy

Home Energy Saving

Actions to reduce carbon emissions in the home can range from tiny changes in your own behaviour, to installing energy efficient heating systems with smart controls.   Here are some

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Domestic Solar PV

Sunlight can provide a great source of clean, renewable energy, converted into electricity using solar photovoltaic panels on your roof. How much electricity is generated depends on whether there is

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Home Insulation

Preventing heat escaping from your house through the roof, walls, windows or floor is an important first step towards reducing your carbon emissions and can save you money. Many of

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Switch to a Green Energy Supplier

By using green energy derived from renewable sources you can help combat global warming and help save the environment. Green electricity is derived from wind, solar or hydro, green gas

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Community Energy

If Chalford is serious in trying to get to zero carbon by 2030, this is a real challenge. We’ve done some number crunching and calculate that our parish emits about

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Heat Pumps

This renewable energy technology extracts warmth from outside your house and uses it to heat the home. Used in place of gas or oil boilers, electric or LPG systems, heat

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Transport

Electric cars and charging points

If you’re planning to change your car, a significant way of cutting your carbon footprint is to invest in an electric car. EVs reduce pollution and have lower input and

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Car and Lift Sharing

Sharing lifts or sharing cars is a great way to cut the cost of travelling, reduce the number of cars on the road and cut your carbon footprint. So many

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Buses

It would be good to get Chalford using the buses more!  Buses are good for the environment and sociable.  The more we use them the better they can become. Chalford

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Walking

Walking is good for the environment and for people’s health.  It can substitute for car journeys,  connect people to public transport and reduce pollution. Chalford is a marvellous place to walk. 

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Cycling

Cycling is good for your health and is environmentally friendly! There are great routes to follow, but people will only cycle if they feel safe. More work could be done

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