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Students offered help with energy bills

A new course aimed at teaching students in Scotland about managing their energy bills more efficiently, alongside cooking healthy food, has been launched.

H-eat Well is being run by social enterprise the Calman Trust, which has recently received £215,670 of National Lottery funding to help towards the new scheme following the success of similar projects solely based around cooking, Lochaber News reports.

Chief executive of the Calman Trust Isobel Grigor explained: "With the launch of H-eat Well, we will continue to offer the cooking element of the class and will deliver education about a range of energy-related issues."

These will include advice on programming heating systems, how to negotiate with suppliers, locating the best tariffs and how to access energy-efficiency grants.

For instance, investing in solid wall insulation can help to drastically reduce the cost of energy bills, with the government's Green Deal Home Improvement Fund currently offering subsidies to consumers to help towards the installation of this particular measure.

Posted by Simon Webster