Welcome funding boost for energy saving project
Local MP, Andrew George, has welcomed the announcement that Transition Penwith will receive £35,700 from the Local Energy Assessment Fund.
Transition Penwith is one of the first of around 80 local energy projects to win funding from the new £10m Local Energy Assessment Fund.
Transition Penwith is an initiative which aims to engage all sectors of the local community in addressing the issues which arise from energy, economics and the environment. It will use the money to help develop community renewable and energy efficiency projects in Penwith.
Other winning bids include opening show homes to demonstrate solid wall insulation to the public, schemes to check the energy efficiency of homes and invest in renewable energy, and events to promote the uptake of energy efficiency in local communities.
Mr George said: “At a time when people are understandably worried about rising energy bills, I hope the funds supporting Transition Penwith will help local people save energy and keep costs down.
“These projects will show people that going green is realistic, practical and will help them save money in ways that work in their area.
“Local communities are being placed at the heart of the UK’s effort to rise to the enormous challenge to get clean and cheap energy on our efforts to halt climate change and to end our reliance on erratic market of imported oil and gas.”
Commenting, the Secretary of State of Energy and Climate Change, Rt. Hon Chris Huhne MP, said: “We face a gigantic challenge in the coming years to keep the lights on and energy bills down. This means nurturing cleaner, more secure, home-grown energy sources here in the UK so we are not so dependent on imported gas, and boosting the energy efficiency of our homes and businesses to cut out waste.
“Local communities, with their energy, drive and innovation, are going to be at the heart of this effort, and I hope that this funding acts as a booster rocket to the winning projects.”
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