Council offer free Energy Efficiency events for local business

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, in partnership with the Carbon Trust and Surrey Chambers of Commerce are offering local businesses free Energy Saving advice, Saving energy is one of the easiest ways for businesses to cut costs

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Car park goes green with new energy efficient lights

As part of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s commitment to reduce energy consumption, new low emission energy saving lights have being installed at Clarendon Road car park.
Contractors have replace the old fluorescent lighting tubes with new energy saving, efficient lights, which also give out a whiter, brighter light than the old ones.

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Council triumphs twice in Recycling Awards

Reigate & Banstead emerged from last Thursday’s Achievement in Recycling Awards with two awards, beating off competition from far larger organisations in its bid to have the recycling achievements of local residents recognised in these national awards.
The council won the Recycling Partnership Award, beating Tesco and Cardiff City Council and the Council’s Recycling Officer, Lizzy Jones, also won a Recycling Champion award.

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Council’s recycling team hit the road

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s recycling team is hitting the road over the coming months to bring the “reduce, reuse and recycle” message out to residents to help them waste less, and hopefully save money at the same time.
The Recycling Road show will be in Merstham for the Quality Street Fair on the 3rd July.

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Council approves 30% cut in energy costs and emissions

Ambitious plans by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council to cut its energy costs and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by a massive 30 per cent over five years were given the go-ahead by the Executive last Thursday (25 March 2010).

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Residents save on energy bills with energy monitor lending scheme

More than 400 residents have taken advantage of a Surrey County Council scheme designed to help save up to £150 each year on energy bills. The energy monitor lending scheme has proved most popular in Reigate and Banstead, with 64 individuals and families borrowing the devices from one of the borough’s six libraries during October and November.

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Council aiming to cut energy usage by 30%

Council’s Executive have agreed to target a reduction in the Council’s own energy usage, and hence carbon emissions, of 30% over the period to 2014. The Council has been undertaking a major project with the Carbon Trust to identify ways of saving energy.

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Cut CO2 by replacing your old boiler under new scrappage scheme

On Tuesday 5th January the scheme which had been announced in December’s Pre-Budget Report was officially launched by Government. The scheme is aimed at encouraging households to upgrade their heating systems to cut carbon, save money on fuel bills and sustain work for the heating industry.
Under the scheme, residents can receive a £400 discount on a new boiler if their existing one meets the criteria set out in the scheme.

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