Energy & Consumption

CANWM are proud to be part of the "Big Clean Community Switch".  Use this special online service to easily switch to clean renewable electricity. 

Help us spread the word by downloading leaflets and posters to share here.

  • Leave the vast majority of fossil fuel reserves in the ground. Stop the use of fracking and ban further oil and gas exploration. Nuclear energy must be phased out. 

  • Generate the energy we need from renewable sources such as wind, solar, tidal and wave energy, to be delivered by not-for-profit, publicly-run energy suppliers. 

  • Reduce our consumption and energy use to sustainable levels.

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Sustainability West Midlands: a not-for-profit company designated by Government to champion sustainability across the West Midlands via advising leaders in the business, public and voluntary sectors to develop practical solutions and share success.
http://www.sustainabilitywestmidlands.org.uk/
10:10 is an organisation which runs positive, practical projects focused on tackling climate change including How you can save energy in your home
http://1010uk.org/projects
ENERGY AND CONSUMPTION
Reclaim the Power: grassroots organising network taking direct action on environmental, economic and social justice issues with affected communities.
https://reclaimthepower.org.uk/
Go Fossil Free: Disinvestment campaign: Find out how much your local government pension fund has invested in fossil fuel
http://gofossilfree.org/uk/pensions/
Ethical Consumer: Your Personal Guide to Carbon Divestment: a report on ethical banks, ethical pensions and ethical investments
http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/ethicalreports/ethical-finance.aspx
ENERGY AND CONSUMPTION
Frack Off: UK anti-fracking campaign: provides information on fracking sites and applications in the UK
http://frack-off.org.uk/
Frack Off: find a local campaign group http://frack-off.org.uk/local-group-specific-pages/
http://frack-off.org.uk/local-group-specific-pages/
US Science teacher Greg Craven's risk analysis argument for everyone taking action on climate change
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zORv8wwiadQ
ENERGY AND CONSUMPTION
WRAP (Waste and Resource Action Programme) is a UK charity working to reduce waste across all areas
http://www.wrap.org.uk/
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) currently has no mission statement on the environment (their priorities are the economy, transport, housing and skills). See individual councils' mission statements on sustainability: e.g. Birmingham City Council's Making Birmingham Greener (2013)
http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/sustainability
Green Deal initiative: The Green Deal helps you make energy-saving improvements to your home and find the best way to pay for them.
https://www.gov.uk/green-deal-energy-saving-measures/overview
ENERGY AND CONSUMPTION
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy: Renewable energy statistics including national and regional data and energy trends
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/renewables-statistics
Sustainability West Midlands: a not-for-profit company designated by Government to champion sustainability across the West Midlands. Website provides examples of local renewable energy projects
http://www.sustainabilitywestmidlands.org.uk/priorities/energy/
Ofgem: feed-in tariffs: Apply to get payments from your energy supplier if you generate your own renewable electricity.
https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/fit
ENERGY AND CONSUMPTION
Greenpeace: anti nuclear power campaign due to the unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/nuclear/
Birmingham Community Energy Company: Birmingham City Council proposal to provide cheaper energy for residents
http://www.birminghamfoe.org.uk/what-we-do/issues-we-work-on/energy-and-climate-change/birmingham-city-council-community-energy-company/
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