BERI is promoting improvements to town bus service, with publicity of local transport routes and options.
Promoting innovative methods to increase car sharing in the community. Car-sharing is being promoted through the “Get-about “ web link at www.get-about.com. Follow link to Lift share.
There is also an Aberdeenshire website which gives answers to Frequently Asked Questions too, at
Banchory residents were consulted on their views about a potential future community energy generation project, which would also provide financial benefits locally .
- 7. Resources – factsheets and useful websites
BERI Energy Saving Factsheets available to download
Click here for a PLEDGE FORM
- BERI Pledges leaflet (to fill in and keep)
- BERI Pledges reply form (to return to us)
Additional factsheets for BERI Pledges campaign
These factsheets will be updated when required. Please make sure you have the latest versions.
Here are some basic fact files on microrenewable technolgies. These are not meant to be comprehensive but as an introduction only. The rule of thumb is that a house is as energy efficient as possible before considering microrenewables. The Energy Saving Trust have a very good website covering the purchasing of microrenewable technolgies. The microrenewables advisor would be an early contact and when looking for Government aid you may need to go through the EST and use a Microrenewable Certified Installer (MCS).
We had another successful GLOW weekend where local residents very kindly made their homes available for visitors interested in their renewable energy systems. This idea has now been taken up by the Energy Saving Trust with their Green Homes Network. For information contact the web link at
There are also some useful websites at:
Approved Installers for Renewable Energy
Greener Living website
Handy tools to help you cut down on carbon use. The online guide has a carbon calculator and covers the home, shopping, travel and other areas. See www.direct.gov.uk/greenerliving
For the carbon emissions you can’t prevent, there are only two carbon offsetting schemes that are guaranteed to work properly www.carbonretirement.com By buying these offsets you can stop big polluters from getting permits to pollute. If you want to get more involved with this issue www.sandbag.org.uk is highly recommended and they do similar carbon retirement.
Energy Saving Trust
has links to renewable energy, feed in tariffs etc
Green Electricity Tariffs
For other Energy Efficiency information