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Opportunities in Renewable Energy for Communities

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Opportunities in Renewable Energy for Communities

We have been asked by North Dorset District Council to help publicize a free seminar they are holding on the 9th of June – we are happy to assist as the aim of the seminar is to inform and encourage local councils to make more use of renewable energy – Energizing Dorset

See the official press release below for more information:

Renewable Energy Benefits

Find out about the benefits of renewable energy at a seminar organised by North Dorset District Council at the Springhead Trust, Fontmell Magna on Monday 9 June.

This free half-day seminar titled ‘Opportunities in Renewable Energy’ will inform Town and Parish Councillors, Neighborhood Planning Groups and others about how they can benefit from renewable energy technologies.

Renewable technologies can benefit community buildings or schools by providing an income through incentive schemes and cheaper energy. Also, by raising finance locally investors can contribute to the development of their assets whilst getting a good return on their money.

Delegates will learn about commercial schemes and how communities can negotiate with developers. They will also learn about best practice elsewhere in the country.

Presentations will be given by Dorset County Council, local company Community Heat & Power and regional support organisations.

For more information and to book a place, go to: http://dorsetreseminar.eventbrite.com or contact Paul McIntosh, Sustainability Officer at North Dorset District Council on 01258 484019.

The publicity “flyer” for the event can be downloaded here: Opportunities_renewable_energy_2014

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  • Vince Adams comments:
    "This initiative by NDDC is most welcomed as a push for those of us interested in creating and opening Community Renewable Projects. Clearly with so much to learn small groups like Stur Valley Energy and its IPS can benefit from help and assistance in insuring that there projects gather momentum and support from planners/authorities and in people in general.
    Clearly communities can benefit greatly from the whole notion of working together and we believe that anything is possible and will eventually ease the burden of rising energy costs and tackle some of the causes of climate change.
    Support Paul and his work at NDDC by attending the Seminar. "

    May 25, 2014 a 9:32 am

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