Over 9,000 new chargepoints may be needed for Cumbria by 2030

A new study by Cumbria Action for Sustainability has found that an estimated 70 public chargepoints would need to be installed every month for the next 9 1/2  years in Cumbria to meet expected demand for electric vehicles by residents and tourists. CAfS undertook the complex task of forecasting the potential demand for publicly accessible chargepoints across Cumbria by 2030, as a partner in a project to install community-owned chargepoints across the north of England, led by Charge My Street and funded by Innovate UK. Nigel Jenkins from our EV team created the report, with peer support from several [...]

By |2021-07-06T12:08:54+01:00June 29th, 2021|Electric vehicles, Fossil fuels, Homepage, News|

Partnership to Galvanise Green Investments for Cumbria Launches

A new and innovative green investment plan for Cumbria is being developed by a consortium of local and national partners. The plan will enhance the county’s competitiveness nationally, benefit the county’s economy, boost employment opportunities and help tackle climate change. The investment plan will identify a set of iconic projects across Cumbria in sectors such as energy generation, transport, agriculture and waste management, along with exploring the sources of finance required from institutional investors, banks, public finance and community funding institutions. Key partners involved include Grantham Research Institute of the LSE, the multinational engineering and design company Arup, local [...]

Great feedback from our carbon calculator users

Lots of individuals and businesses have now had a go with our carbon footprint calculators and some have fed back to tell us about their experience. Which is incredibly helpful! Happily, the vast majority feel that it was definitely a worthwhile experience, which has helped improve their understanding of their environmental impact and focus their efforts to reduce it. Here are some of the comments received. “I was impressed with the tool, having looked at a number of other, much more gimmicky tools which claim to do the same thing, didn't in my view ask all the right questions… [...]

By |2021-05-31T16:10:58+01:00May 31st, 2021|Climate politics, Home energy efficiency, Homepage, News|


If you are passionate about combatting climate change, knowledgeable about climate science and solutions, or have experience of delivering or developing training, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for four friendly, articulate and highly motivated trainers to help meet the growing demand for our very popular climate and carbon literacy courses.  You will work as a freelance contractor, over a five-year period, to help us train more than 3000 people from a wide variety of backgrounds and organisations. You would be paid £19.50 an hour, for all the hours you worked, including for preparation, course delivery [...]

By |2021-06-30T09:41:55+01:00May 25th, 2021|News, Vacancies - expired|

Contract: Installation of draughtproofing & other energy saving measures

Quotations are invited from organisations and sole traders with the experience and qualifications to implement a draughtproofing service in districts of Cumbria on behalf of Cumbria Action for Sustainability. This work is part of our Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria service, funded by the Energy Redress Scheme. You'll install a range of draughtproofing measures, as specified by our energy assessors. You'll be part of our network of installers across the county, helping Cumbrians to make their homes warmer and save money on their energy bills. Working with our installers and partners, CAfS has completed draughtproofing in over 300 homes, [...]

By |2021-05-19T12:22:46+01:00May 4th, 2021|Homepage, News, Vacancies - Contracts|

Energy services to expand across Cumbria

We are delighted to announce that our home energy team has secured more funding from the Energy Saving Trust as part of round 10 of the Energy Redress funding. What this means in practise is that two of our projects, Cold to Cosy Homes and Retrofit for Cumbria, will be expanding their scope to serve more people in the county in improving energy efficiency. First of all, Cold to Cosy Homes will be taking on some new staff and extending the services it offers to parts of Cumbria that the popular service has yet to extensively reach. This means: [...]

First public chargepoints in South Copeland launched

Thwaites Village Hall has become the first in South Copeland to install two community funded Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoints as they place themselves on the cutting edge of the future of transport. The sockets are the first publicly accessible chargepoints to be activated in South Copeland and the installation marks a huge step forward for residents who may have been considering when they will switch to an EV. The people from Thwaites Village Hall are eager to welcome new visitors to the area who otherwise might not have been able to drive through as well as to provide a [...]

By |2021-04-28T14:39:05+01:00April 28th, 2021|Electric vehicles, Homepage, News|

Job: Project manager – Cold to Cosy Homes

Closing date: 9am, Thu 13 May 2021 We are recruiting an experienced manager to deliver our Cold to Cosy Homes service, helping vulnerable households across Cumbria to save energy, save money and enjoy a warmer home. Thanks to new funding, we are expanding the service, and you'll develop it and lead on increasing demand, to meet our new goals, while improving efficiency and outcomes.   You'll also lead on generating income by developing our paid energy services, which support households with improving their property's energy efficiency - from home energy audits to thermal imaging and events. You'll raise additional funds and future [...]

By |2021-05-13T22:16:06+01:00April 22nd, 2021|News, Vacancies - expired|

Job: Project officer – Cold to Cosy Homes

Closing date: 9am, Thu 13 May 2021 Join our busy team delivering Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria and other energy-advice projects to vulnerable households across Cumbria. Our Cold to Cosy Homes service provides energy-saving advice to households along with installing energy-saving measures to save on costs, cut carbon and enjoy a cosier home. The role includes promoting the service to our network of volunteers and organisations across Cumbria and providing advice by telephone and at home visits. The role also includes analysing demand for advice, visits and installations and coordinating with our team of advisors and installers. [...]

By |2021-05-13T22:14:05+01:00April 22nd, 2021|News, Vacancies - expired|

Donate today and your money will be doubled!

We're very excited here at CAfS to announce that we have been lucky enough to be chosen as one of 100 environmental charities that will take part in The Big Give's Green Match Fund! This means that for every donation that we receive this week  (22-29 April), the money will be doubled by our benefactor The Oglesby Charitable Trust. DONATE NOW Our donations page is now live and our generous supporters can make one donation with twice the impact! This is our Race To Zero campaign as the money will go towards boosting our ability to reach [...]

By |2021-05-04T16:22:15+01:00April 22nd, 2021|Climate politics, Homepage, News|
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