The council is doing a lot of work to make energy cheaper and greener in Islington. Using cutting edge technology, Islington is proud to offer alternatives to residents and businesses. Innovative schemes, such as the SHINE network ensuring that vulnerable residents can afford to heat their homes, and projects like Bunhill Heat and Power Network which will use heat from the Tube to warm local homes, are helping to reduce energy bills and cut carbon emissions across the borough. Here are some of the energy saving schemes being run in Islington.
The Energy Advice Service
The Energy Advice Service helps thousands of Islington residents every year to reduce their energy bills, access discounts, and improve their energy efficiency. If you need any energy advice please see what is available on this website.
Helping vulnerable residents
Islington delivers the Seasonal Health Intervention Network (SHINE). This service supports residents struggling to pay their bills and keep their homes warm. Call 0300 555 0195 to access the service.
We are using ground-breaking technology in projects like Bunhill Heat and Power Network which is going to use heat from the tube to local homes, the Q-bot, Islington’s insulation robot, our solar battery storage pilot scheme and now we’re upgrading heating controls on the Redbrick Estate to help residents take more control of their heating.
Working with the local community
Our Community Energy Fund helps local community groups get involved in the energy sector and our Energising Small Businesses Fund, which will support local businesses to reduce their energy use.
Local organisations can also join the Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership which is a network for who want to reduce energy costs, cut carbon emissions and manage their environmental impacts.
And, of course, all of these are helping Islington reduce its carbon emissions and we’re on target to hit our government carbon emissions target.
Angelic Energy is a new energy provider set-up by Islington Council to offer low cost gas and electricity to Londoners.
It’s a not-for-profit energy provider, set up in partnership with Robin Hood Energy, whose aim is to help tackle fuel poverty across London.