Town to pilot green idea

PUBLISHED: 16:02 16 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:48 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH will be at the forefront of a campaign to raise awareness about the grants available for energy efficient products. East Devon District Council this week announced the launch of Devon Warm Zones, a three-year project that aims to help households a

EXMOUTH will be at the forefront of a campaign to raise awareness about the grants available for energy efficient products.East Devon District Council this week announced the launch of Devon Warm Zones, a three-year project that aims to help households across the region cut their fuel bills, reduce carbon emissions and improve their health, through the use of energy efficiency measures. Delivered by Westcountry Energy Action, who are working with E.ON, one of the UK's leading power and gas companies, the programme will initially be targeted on the Exmouth area, rolling out to the rest of East Devon in 2009.The programme aims to raise awareness of the grants and discounts on energy efficiency products and services available to households across East Devon, as well as giving advice to help people to reduce their energy consumption. It is hoped that, with this advice, households could be helped to reduce their energy bills by up to 30 per cent.The project will also play an important part in helping towards Devon's work in tackling climate change - by insulating your home and carrying out simple measures - you could save up to two tonnes of carbon a year.To kick off the project, East Devon District Council's environmental health housing teams will be holding a light bulb amnesty, swapping two traditional light bulbs for new energy efficiency ones, at the Magnolia Centre in Exmouth on Thursday, October 23.

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