Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

SIX COUNCILS WIN FUNDING FOR THEIR INNOVATIVE PROJECTS TO IMPROVE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  • Comment
The Energy Saving Trust has awarded£450,000 worth of grants to six councils, following a competitive process to im...
The Energy Saving Trust has awarded£450,000 worth of grants to six councils, following a competitive process to implement a variety of different innovative projects. The schemes that have been awarded grants are: Daventry DC, Forest of Dean DC (working with Severn Wye Energy Agency), Newport BC (working with Groundwork Bridgend), The City of Edinburgh Council, (working with LEEP), Scarborough BC and South Somerset DC.

Innovative projects aim to provide a reduction in carbon emissions through new and innovative means. They also help encourage local authorities to develop partnerships with other organisations. The innovative projects come in many forms, such solar power schemes, wind turbines, renewables, sustainable construction and many other energy efficiency techniques and measures.

In order to receive the grants councils had to submit a detailed business plan, having successfully carried out a feasibility study. The six schemes, selected out of seven that applied, were those that had provided business plans which the EST believe can be successfully implemented and will benefit their communities. The awarded schemes vary in size but all aim to provide alternative ways of improving energy efficiency.

Eoin Lees, chief executive of The Energy Saving Trust said, 'We are delighted to have awarded funding to these councils, we hope that this will encourage other councils to introduce their own innovative programmes to improve energy efficiency. These innovation projects are an exciting way of bringing energy efficiency to residents using the most up to date methods and technology.'

The EST has been encouraged by the positive response there has been to the innovation programme and is hoping to fund further projects later this year.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.