Promoting and facilitating ethical and environmentally friendly lifestyles since 1985
Clean energy and efficient use:
Generating clean energy
Wirral has 14 megawatts of renewable energy available. If the area matched the best of similar local council areas it would have 136 MW. Wirral Community Renewables have completed a feasibility study looking at potential sites for solar developments.
Highest levels of emissions in Wirral come from the domestic sector (42.5%). Of domestic emissions in Wirral nearly 70% emissions come from gas and 30% from electricity consumption.
Energy performance of domestic dwellings is measured by Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Over 70% of private sector housing stock is EPC band D or below and more than half the new EPCs being lodged on the Wirral (2019) are band D or below.
Three things you can do
Save heat and electricity in the home
Switch to a green energy supplier
Ask your organisation, Council or Community Centre to switch to energy saving principles and green energy
To find out the average energy use for your postcode area visit:
Wirral based charity Energy Projects Plus (EPP) offers a free Home Energy Check (HEC) to help you to save on your heating bills, free small energy saving measures (LED lightbulbs, radiator panels etc), insulation and in some cases new boilers.