Thursday, 7 November 2013

Residents Invited To Energy Day

Homeowners are invited to the latest in a series of energy events to find out what practical measures they can take to save energy and reduce household bills this winter.

The village energy day will take place at Haslingfield Village Hall this Saturday 9 November, from 10.30am. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear and speak to a line-up of local and professional environmental speakers as well as take a tour of a solar farm.

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s parish energy project officer, Siobhan Mellon, will kick a series of talks off at 11.30am. Siobhan will introduce the Council’s latest initiative, Action on Energy, as well as advise who can qualify for free insulation and how to source loans for home energy saving measures.

Energy consultant and Transition Cambridge representative, Brian Cox, will talk through some small low cost actions that can make all the difference to your household expenses and local residents, Phil Atkin and Rebecca Ridley, will share their two very different approaches to making their homes more energy efficient and cheaper to run.

Finally, Richard Pemberton of Trumpington Farm Company will talk about the firm’s green energy initiatives before taking visitors on a tour of a solar farm that comprises 25,000 solar panels and generates 5MW of power.

Exhibitors, including local green energy companies and charities, will also be on hand to talk to residents about the benefits and practicalities of home energy work.

The event has been organised by Haslingfield Parish Council in conjunction with South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership (SPEP).

Cllr Manning, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s leader and cabinet member for sustainability, said: “This event builds on the ongoing success of our Sustainable Parish Energy Partnership project. It aims to bring homeowners, communities and local energy companies together in their commitment to drive change and create a vibrant, prosperous and sustainable future for South Cambridgeshire, ensuring it remains a great place to live.

“Hundreds of people have attended these events to see how they can improve their homes by making them warmer and cheaper to run, demonstrating a great desire for greener energy. The day is free and should be fun as well as informative and inspiring.”