Photo: CREW Energy client, Maria Soria, poses for a photo with energy cafe manager, Katherin Garcia during a foodbank visit for the Latin American community in West Norwood, south London, in July 2020. Photo, Video Credit: CREW Energy

Environment United Kingdom16. November 2020

Come to the Energy Cafe and Learn How to Save Money

A social business delivers household energy advice workshops to help residents from South London to find ways to reduce their household energy consumption, save money, and boost green energy.

“The energy cafe sessions help give people a better understanding of how to change tariffs, cheaply retrofit their houses and save more money overall,” says Katherin Garcia, an advisor and energy cafe manager. “At the same time, they’re reducing energy wastage and protecting the environment.”

On top of the workshops, CREW Energy aims to help communities and individuals to adopt low-carbon technologies. To that effect, they will launch its first community energy share offer to local residents. The money raised will serve to install air-source heat pumps at a youth center in south London. According to CREW, the pumps have the potential to cut carbon emissions by up to four times compared to regular boilers. The initiatives introduced by the social business are in line with Britain’s binding target to cut planet-warning emissions to net-zero by 2050.

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