We continued to work with the BeGreen Energy Advice Service, providing home energy audits, support and advice for members of the general public as well as participants in the Household Canny Challenge. This included running energy advice workshops at Neighbours Together meetings and village gatherings and running draughtbusting workshops. We set up a discount scheme for PVs in conjunction with a local installer and also provided advice to 5 community halls and ran energy advice drop-in sessions in East Linton Library and the BeGreen shop when required to cover for the BeGreen administrator.
We established an independent BeGreen Community Interest Company with a Board including representatives from local community councils. This is intended to take on the administration of a new revolving loan fund for financing more ambitious home eco-refurbishment projects. Negotiations with East Lothian Council to provide the capital for this have been ongoing. Meanwhile, a consumer credit licence and other registrations have been obtained.