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Free community renewable training

Lines of cut grass in a fieldA free training day for residents in the North York Moors who are thinking about installing renewable energy technology will be held in March.


Organised through the Yorkshire Energy Partnership, it takes place on Friday 2 March at Hambleton District Council’s, Civic Centre in Northallerton from 10am to 4pm and includes a buffet lunch.


The aim of the course is to give residents advice about how renewable energy systems work, the benefits and disadvantages of each technology and the main factors that need to be taken into account before installing.


With fuel costs at an all time high and the Government’s focus on green energy, more people are considering renewable technologies as a sustainable way of achieving their energy needs.


A number of speakers will talk about renewable technology from organisations including the Energy Saving Trust, Yorwoods and Whitby Esk Energy. There will also be time at the end to discuss how renewable technologies in entire communities can be introduced.


Dr James Bridges, Sustainability Officer for Scarborough Borough Council who will be helping out with sessions at the training course said: “This is a great opportunity for residents living in the LEADER area of the North York Moors to increase their knowledge and understanding of how renewable technologies work and how to get the most from them.”


The utilisation of renewable energy is important for a number of reasons and includes:

  • Addressing increasing energy bills and fuel poverty – people can receive a guaranteed payment for the renewable energy they generate, which means they can generate an income stream to help offset the increasing prices of energy bills.
  • Reducing the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere to help tackle climate change.
  • Increasing energy security in an “energy mix” by reducing reliance on foreign finite non-renewable resources (fossil fuels - coal, oil and gas)
  • To leave this planet a cleaner and healthier place for future generations


If you would like to go along to the free event, contact Rosie Hughes at the Yorkshire Energy Partnership on 01904 554408 or email Please note, places are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
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