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Communities bringing down energy bills

We explore the growing number of community projects helping people keep their homes heated and appliances running as the energy crisis hits household bills around the world.

Meet the community groups trying to make energy more accessible and affordable.

Laura Heighton-Ginns visits a fuel poverty workshop in the UK and hears about the devastating effects of not being able to afford food and why it’s so important to have a secure energy supply.

Laura hears from Soren Hermansen - the Director of the Energy Academy on the island of Samso in Denmark. Samso controls its own energy supply and advises other communities on how they can do the same.

And we find out about a project in Tanzania run by Janet Maro. Janet's project powers a centre for training farmers using experimental technology to harness the energy from the sun and collect rain water.

Presenter / Producer: Laura Heighton-Ginns
Image: Janet Maro and her team; Credit: Janet Maro

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Tue 14 Jun 2022 07:32GMT

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