Free community renewable training
A 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
- 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
Please note, places are limited and are available on a first come,
first served basis.