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By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 29 Nov 2010 | comments*Discuss
 
About Our Site

EnergySavingCommunity was formed to offer a unique reference point on extensive advice on working as a community to save energy.

Everyone wants to save energy and working together as a community can be a great way to reduce everyone's fuel bills and energy use, but it's not always easy to know how best to go about it.

Although there are plenty of options - solar power, wind generation, insulation, energy saving devices and the like - there hasn't been a "one-stop" UK resource to offer impartial advice on saving energy as a community. Choosing the most appropriate kind of project for your own particular needs has often been a bit of an uphill struggle - at least until now.

EnergySavingCommunity sets out to demystify the whole topic of energy-saving and to examine all of the ways that a community can make a difference, with a comprehensive range of unique content written by experts giving you the practical information necessary to help you make the right choice.

The site provides a comprehensive but readable guide to everything you need to get a community project started, from gauging local interest, involving other groups and getting funding, to the technologies themselves and some simple, self-help ideas that anyone can use to save energy.

Whether you're simply looking for a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly way to heat a village hall, or trying to set up something far more ambitious, whatever your level of knowledge and expertise, you'll find something here to help.

Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.

Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.

Our Background

The primary writer of this site, Dr Gareth Evans is a freelance writer and environmental consultant.

Dr Evans has written books on bio waste and environmental biotechnology and has a practical background in the topic of energy and renewable energy sources, being a founder director of Eurosolar UK, the British section of the European organisation for renewable energy.

He was also vice president of Energy 21 for ten years and was twice a Judge for the prestigious Solar Prize.

EnergySavingCommunity was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.

John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding EnergySavingCommunity and a number of similar sites.

Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.

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