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Envrionment minister Michael Meacher has presented over£2.5m to local authorities awarded by the Energy Saving Tru...
Envrionment minister Michael Meacher has presented over£2.5m to local authorities awarded by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) as part of Energy Efficiency HECAction, a competition to encourage sustainable energy saving initiatives in the domestic sector. With additional support leveraged from the private sector the funding available will exceed£20m this year.

HECAction is three year programme from EST which helps local authorities meet targets set by the Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA). The schemes encouraged by the competition are estimated to save over two million tonnes of CO2 from being emmitted, contributing significantly to the UK's target of a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions by the year 2000 in order to tackle the threat of global warming.

The awards coincide with the launch of the Energy Saving Trust's 'Energy Efficiency Week', which runs from 20th-26th October, and are sponsored by Phillips Lighting Ltd, OSRAM Ltd, Mark Insulations Ltd, East Midlands Electricity Plc, National Energy Services Ltd and Seeboard Plc.

The 1997 awards have been won by 31 schemes involving over 60 local authorities around the country. The award winners are as follows:

Blackpool BC; Northampton BC; Burnley BC; Oldham MBC; Carlisle City Council; Sheffield City Council; Carrick DC; South Tyneside MBC;

Doncaster MBC; Stoke-on-Trent City Council; East Hertfordshire DC;Tendring DC; Eastleigh BC; Vale of White Horse DC; Edinburgh City Council; West Lancashire DC; Huntingdon DC; Woking BC; Leicester City Council; Wrekin DC; Newham LBC; Redbridge LBC; Sutton LBC; Tower Hamlets LBC; North East Derbyshire DC;North West Leicestershire DC.

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