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25 years of tEC

Back in December 1993 the Environment Centre (tEC) opened its doors to the public, with a mission to raise awareness and help people create a more sustainable future. 25 years on and we are still going strong having supported tens of thousands of businesses, organisations and households to reduce their carbon emissions, increase sustainability, improve […]

Hitting the Cold Spots Winter Launch 2018

Now in its eighth year, Hitting the Cold Spots continues to help Hampshire residents stay warm and well. Being able to keep warm is vital for everyone but particularly for young children, older people and those with health conditions. With the onset of colder weather you may be getting concerned about how you will manage […]

Energy Company Obligation (ECO3)

The current ECO2t scheme ended on the 30th September, and an adapted ECO3 scheme will run from 1st October 2018 to 31st March 2022.  Here is a summary of the public consultation and government response on the changes to ECO, which are available here. The biggest change to the scheme is that the full focus […]

Local Charities Day 2016

Friday 16th December 2016 is the first Local Charities Day; created to celebrate small, local charities and community groups, help them thrive and demonstrate the great work they do in their areas. As a small local charity ourselves we wanted to mention some of the work we do and then highlight some of the amazing local […]

Kerry’s internship at tEC

Kerry interned with us for three months over the summer, working alongside our Energy Advisors, on a variety of projects in Southampton and Hampshire. During her internship Kerry was able to take part in home visits and advice drop-ins, contribute to and deliver communication materials, analyse and map project data, research options for colleagues and […]

Switching supplier

Switching energy supplier saves the average consumer £200 per year. Anyone can switch, whether you pay by bills or pre-payment meter, or are a homeowner or tenant. If you don’t want to switch, it is still worth asking your supplier if you are on their best tariff, checking your bills are based on actual usage […]

Southampton Warmth For All

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Southampton Warmth For All (SWFA) project. Building on the success of our previous energy efficiency projects in the Southampton area, SWFA will be helping residents address cold, damp and high energy costs in their homes. With funding from the Scottish Power Energy People Trust, the project […]

Launching Hitting the Cold Spots Winter 2015-16

Hitting the Cold Spots Winter 2015-16 Hitting the Cold Spots, our fuel poverty support service, is entering its fifth year of helping Hampshire residents to keep warm and manage the cost of their heating. The campaign focuses on reducing the effect of cold housing and fuel poverty, and promotes the health and wellbeing of vulnerable […]

Join our team!

Position available: Project Officer We are looking for a Project Officer to join our small and friendly team to help raise awareness of environmental and sustainability issues. Educated to degree level and with project experience you will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and able to maintain a focus on detail while managing a large […]

Are you eligible for the Warm Home Discount 2014-15?

  What is the Warm Home Discount? The Warm Home Discount is a £140 discount off your electricity bill (or credit on your pre-payment meter) for winter 2014-15 if your supplier is part of the scheme and you meet the eligibility criteria. The scheme is open to applications already and it is worth applying early to ensure […]