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The network of community groups committed to the care of the environment, greener living and development of the local economy in Berkshire
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Energy Efficiency

Oil Clubs
Oil clubs are groups of people mainly in rural areas, who combine their orders for domestic heating oil. There are oil clubs established in Berkshire already and the CCB Oil Club aims to provide additional coverage to the off-grid areas without a club and to share learning and best practice with established schemes. We also believe that community buildings and rural businesses will benefit from joining the CCB Oil Club, with the opportunity of making savings on oil purchase for village halls, business premises etc. In 2012 the Community Council for Berkshire launched an oil club, to provide a way to save money on fuel costs for individuals. 
The CCB Oil Club takes on the organisation of bulk buying fuel oil and the negotiation of the best price, reducing the cost for members and the time spent on sourcing oil. The club uses the collective purchasing power of its members to get even better deals from oil distribution companies and oil club members have reported savings of more than 10 per cent on their orders.
The Club is open to households, community buildings and businesses that purchase fuel oil . The CCB Oil club additionally benefits the environment by cutting down the number of tanker journeys made. By planning deliveries to minimise the use of tankers, especially in rural areas, the CCB Oil Club brings oil to many addresses in the same area at the same time.
For further information contact Gemma Pearce on 0118 9612000 or email oilclub@ccberks.org.uk

The new Microgeneration Certification Scheme offers help at http://www.microgeneration.com

BRE Group - Consultancy and advice on energy efficiency - http://www.bre.co.uk/

TV Energy 
A not for profit renewable energy agency dedicated to promotion, education, facilitation and development of renewable energy in the Thames Valley region. Contact: ian.bacon@tvenergy.org Phone: 01635 817420  www.tvenergy.org

Green Energy Schemes
One of the easiest things to do is to switch to a Green Energy scheme which supports the generation of power from renewables and helps cut back on fossil fuel emissions. At the same time conservation and wildlife benefits directly from land purchases in the UK and other projects to offset the effects of global warming.  Call 0800 634 1606 (Green Energy) or 0800 404 7943 (Uswitch)
Sign up online at www.ecotricity.co.uk

Saving Energy


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