Monthly Archives: February 2014

NEW tEC Home Visit Service

We are now offering a new home visit service to Southampton residents*. This free and confidential home visit advice service focusses on keeping warm and saving energy at home. It is available to individuals or households, aged under 60, who are owner-occupiers or private tenants (we have a separate Money Matters scheme with Age UK […]

Government announce increased cashback rates for Green Deal

The Government have announced increases to the incentives available to encourage participation in the Green Deal scheme. Our guide shows the new rates available to any cashback applications made or redeemed on or after 13 December 2013. They will be available until 30 June 2014. The increases are especially useful for those who would like to install […]

Environment and Ethics week at the University of Southampton

tEC were part of the Environment and Ethics week at the University of Southampton last week. We had a couple of stalls at the E&E Energy and Transport event on Friday and gave away lots of draught proofing materials and advice leaflets to students. We also attended the Southampton Hub Sustainability Festival on Saturday. During the […]

Local MP visits day care centre to highlight issue of cold homes

Back row, L to R: Alan Oade and Brian Williams (centre volunteers), Maria Vicente (centre manager), Alan Whitehead MP, Peter Bennie (Age UK Southampton), Amy Liff (Age Concern Hampshire), Adam Goulden (the Environment Centre (tEC)) Front row, L to R: Padwell day centre users Colin, Mike, Eileen and Betty A cold wind was blowing and […]

Energy Action North Hampshire Launch – 15th February

On 15th February Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, in partnership with Hart District Council and Climate Energy will launch Energy Action North Hampshire, a project to reduce fuel poverty in the borough. This project will enable access to ECO funding to provide free home energy efficiency improvements in households where homeowners and private housing tenants […]

Southampton Fuel Poverty Event – Tuesday 11th February

On Tuesday 11th February Southampton City Council will be hosting an event for local community and voluntary groups about saving energy and keeping warm at home. The Environment Centre (tEC) will be there, will you? The aim of the afternoon will be to: “Raise your awareness of the impact of cold homes on health and what local solutions are available.” […]