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Climate change

Find energy grants and ways to improve your energy efficiency

Are you eligible for help with your energy bills? Want to make your home more energy efficient?  If the answer to both questions is yes, then the UK Government's website has information to help you. You can also learn more about Cold Weather Payments, Green Deal: energy saving for your home, help from your energy supplier; Warm Home Discount scheme and Winter Fuel Payments.

Access more energy saving tips and advice, published on the Building Materials website.

SME Guide to Energy Efficiency

This guide has been published by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) to assist small businesses without the dedicated support of an Energy Manager, to identify energy efficiency measures which may be taken to reduce energy costs.

Walsall Council's Environmental Policy key aims

Take a look at our 'Footprints on the Future’ guidance.

Community energy website

Acting as a portal to the definitive guidance and case studies available across the UK, the website is designed to guide potential developers through the stages of developing a low carbon or renewable energy project. It also outlines technology options, issues and solutions related to the procurement, installation and usage of different approaches. Visit the Community Energy Online website.

Carbon Management Plan

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Walsall Council was selected in 2009, amidst strong competition, to take part in this ambitious programme. Walsall Council partnered with the Carbon Trust on this programme in order to realise vast carbon and cost savings. The Carbon Management Plan commits the council to a target of reducing CO2 by 30% by 2014 and 40% by 2019 and underpins a potential cost avoidance to the council of around £17.5 million between 2009 and 2014.

Walsall State of the Environment report

This report focuses on climate change and carbon emission reduction. Commissioned by Walsall Partnership to provide a Quantitive review of data and forecases, and indication of potential actions and a qualitative review of progress across Walsall.

Final report - Walsall Carbon Analysis, September 2009.pdf (2.54 MB)   

Weathering the Storm - Saving and making money in a changing climate

Are you a small and medium businesses (SMEs) in the West Midlands? If so, find out how you could be affected by weather, including extreme events, and how you can improve your chances of a quick recovery. This publication forms part of a project for the West Midlands Climate Change Adaptation Partnership funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).