New £6m energy efficiency programme launched

Free or subsidised boilers are being offered to residents in Lancashire as part of a partnership between local councils and a number of energy industry companies.

The Cosy Homes in Lancashire scheme has been set up by all of Lancashire's local authorities to help households get the most out of the Government's Green Deal and ECO schemes

Funding for the scheme comes through grants from energy giant SSE and other energy companies as part of the government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO).

Local company Firefly Energi is managing the scheme with a number of trusted installers responsible for fitting the heating and insulation measures into homes.

“The Cosy Homes in Lancashire scheme is fantastic news for Wyre residents,” said Councillor Roger Berry, Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety Portfolio Holder at Wyre Council.

“It gives everyone the opportunity to make their home as energy efficient as possible in order to reduce their bills and stay warm and well." 

Jamie Hailstone is a freelance journalist and author, specializing in local government, transport and energy issues