To stop climate change we all need to reduce the emissions produced in our lives. There are many ways we can do this, but it is not always clear how we can start to reduce our emissions.
There is s a large amount of support available to help to reduce emissions, including finanical support, training and advice available for people and businesses.
Passivhaus is a standard for extremely efficient buildings, buildings that are so efficient they often require no heating at all, other than the warmth from the sun.
If more houses were built to this standard we would require far less energy overall to power our buildings, making it far easier to produce all the power we need with renewable energy, solar, wind and tidal.
Find out more at the Passivhaus TrustHome
Wind energy engineer training
To stop climate change we need to move away from fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas, and instead produce energy through renewable sources such as wind and solar.
Solar panel installer training
Solar panels turn sunlight into electricity, allowing us to power our homes without producing any emissions that cause climate change. Solar panels and other renewable technology will be essential to stop climate change.
Find out about solar panel installer training
Heat pump installer training
To stop climate change we must stop burning fossil fuels, oil, gas and coal.
Currently most buildings in the UK are heated by burning gas in boilers. We must now changes to new ways to heat our homes, such as heat pumps.
Heat pumps use electricity to pull warmth from the air outside, keeping buildings warm, without causing climate change.
Find out about heat pump installer training
Heat recovery engineer training
Heat recovery allows fresh cold air into a building, but mixes the cold air coming into a property and the warm air leave. This allows buildings to receive fresh and warm air, with very high efficiency. Heat recovery reduces heat loss, and means less energy is needed to heat buildings.
Find out more about heat recovery engineer training
Green Deal advisor training
The Green Deal is the government scheme to monitor the energy efficiency of buildings.
Advisors are able to assess a building and produce reports on how to improve the efficiency of a building. With less power needed in more efficient buildings it is easier to power the building with renewable energy, wind, solar or tidal
Find out more about Green Deal advisor training
Electric vehicle mechanic training
To stop climate change we need to stop using vehicles that burn fossil fuels (petrol, diesel) and move towards electric vehicles (EVs).
EVs give out no emissions that cause climate change and are expected to become widespread in the following decade, we will need mechanics with the knowledge of how to repair and maintain these EVs.
Find out about electric vehicle mechanic training
Electric vehicle charger installer training
Sustainable waste management training
If we are to stop climate change we need to improve the efficiency of how we reuse, and recycle items.
By avoiding having to make entirely new products we greatly reduce the emissions of the items we use. We will need knowledgeable people working in the recycling industry to help stop us wasting material.
Find out about sustainable waste management training
Information and advice
Grants for rented homes
Several grants for home improvements are available for rented properties. The exact eligibility of grants varies so it is best to check eligibility if you rent.
Help available for business owners in Blackpool
Benefits of reducing emissions
Reducing emissions is essential to stopping climate change. To achieve lower emissions we need to improve the efficiency of our homes, that can lower the price of bills we pay for heating and electricity, reduce travel with internal combustion vehicles, that will give less polluted air to breath and protect our natural environment, that will make Blackpool a nicer place to live for everyone.
How to do more to stop climate change
There are many actions an individual can do to help stop climate change, advice of actions can be found in the green guides section, or further local opportunities can be found on the sustainable communities page.