Transition Town Faversham

From oil dependence to local resilience

Solar Thermal Panels, Biomass Boilers/Heat Pumps…

For people who have installed solar thermal panels, biomass boilers or heat pumps since 2009 or intend to….

The heat is on for householders

Householders could get paid hundreds of pounds a year for heat generated by solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker confirmed today.

The tariff levels have been set at 7.3p/kWh for air source heat pumps; 12.2p/kWh for biomass boilers; 18.8p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and at least 19.2 p/kWh for solar thermal.

The new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for householders is designed to drive forward uptake of renewable heat technologies in homes across Great Britain to cut carbon, help meet renewables targets and save money on bills. The scheme is a world first, and has been up and running for the non – domestic sector since November 2011.

Today’s announcement follows extensive consultation on how a financial incentive would work best for householders and takes into account lessons learned from the Renewable Heat Premium Payment grant scheme (RHPP) and the RHI non domestic scheme.

Read the press notice in full
View the Consultation Response documents

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Pete The Temp Comes to Faversham



Pete (The Temp) is a poet, a lover and a damn fine administrator! Watch him defeat climate change using only his mouth in Faversham on 30th January at 7pm at Creek Creative!

In this multimedia, theatrical, stand up poetry show, Pete tells the story of some of the sticky situations he gets into on his quest to stop climate chaos. Will he succeed? A personal tale of temp jobs, bank sieges, oil orgies and arrest.

Mr The Temp is the former Hammer and Tongue National Poetry Slam Champion and BBC Radio 4 South of England Slam Winner.

This event will also have support from spoken word artist Dan Simpson.

Doors 7pm

This is a not for profit event. Donations on the door

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Free Insulation Offer

Climate Energy and Swale Borough Council are working together and have a free insulation offer for all households in Swale.

Anyone, whether they own their home or rent from a landlord, can apply for free cavity wall insulation and loft insulation. To get the ball rolling make a free call on 0800 083 7383 and arrange for a free survey to make sure the insulation is suitable for your home. The average home could save around £300 per year on their fuel bills by installing cavity wall and loft insulation. This offer is very unusual as it is not means tests – anyone can apply.

This offer only runs for this year so time to act now!

This press release shows that the warm front grants for heating and insulation for people on certain benefits will continue.

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Big Green Energy Fair

Take a look at this fantastic event organised by the Swale Friends of the Earth group and taking place in Faversham on the 29th of September.

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