Energy partnership working arrangements
A public meeting of a
recently created scrutiny task group will be held on Tuesday 7
February at the Town Hall in Scarborough to discuss energy
partnership working arrangements.
The Energy Partnership
Working Arrangements task group, made up from elected members of
Scarborough Borough Council has been set up to look at the current
agreement and gain a full understanding of the partnership’s
working arrangements between the council and the Yorkshire Energy
Partnership (YEP) as well as the effectiveness of working
arrangements between the YEP and other partners. The
Yorkshire Energy Partnership is a company owned and managed by
councils across York and North Yorkshire as well as Leeds
Metropolitan University and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. For more
information visit http://www.yorkshireenergypartnership.org.uk/.
The YEP provides free
independent energy savings advice to consumers and is a leading
not-for-profit sustainability company within the region which
offers money-saving, energy efficient solutions to help homes,
businesses and communities to choose affordable, sustainable
alternatives whilst cuttings costs at the same time.
The group is also looking at previous barriers to schemes such
as the Community Energy Saving Programme and aims to develop an
insight on lessons learned prior to the introduction of new schemes
such as the ‘Green Deal’ which intends to reduce carbon emissions
cost effectively by revolutionising the energy efficiency of
Cllr Colin Challen, Chairman of the task group said:
‘Yorkshire Energy Partnership has worked with
the Council to deliver thousands of energy efficiency savings for
local people, but we know there is still a lot of work to be done.
The object of this review is to see whether our arrangements are
capable of delivering the best possible value for residents at a
time when the government is making significant changes to the
energy savings programmes.’
The public session next week
will be posing questions and listening to various speakers
regarding their views on energy partnerships working arrangements,
including Councillor Bill Chatt, the Cabinet Member for Housing,
Public Health, Property Maintenance and Sustainability; Hugh
Cripps, Chief Executive for Yorkshire Energy Partnership, Chris
Delaney and Jenny Jenson also of Yorkshire Energy Partnership; Ruth
Abbott of York City Council as well as Andrew Cooper of TADEA.
The meeting starts at 9.30am
and will be held in the Council Chamber at Scarborough Town Hall,
members of the public are invited to attend.