of Caplor energy - Last week I had
the pleasure of attending a reception hosted by BPVA
at the House of Commons. This presented an opportunity not only to further my
knowledge of the renewable energy sector, which has been stimulated by our
recent joint project application, but also to experience the very heart and
home of Politics.
the possibility to apply for funding to support a collective energy saving and
efficiency scheme arose, Fownhope Parish
Council was keen to develop a proposal which would provide economic, social
and environmental benefits to the community.
As a trusted and leading, local business Caplor Energy are the natural partner and provided valuable
specialist input for the application and to execute the programme if we are
successful. We have also linked with our
carbon reduction group - Fownhope CRAG, to
develop an even more deliverable solution.
the reception Greg Barker (Energy
and Climate Change Minister) and Caroline
Flint (Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change) both stated the
government’s commitment to sourcing renewable energy and more importantly,
reducing costs to the consumer.
profile of these concerns has been raised on a local level and all of us
including Parish Councils can look to address them with help from local
partners. Legislative developments from
Westminster are continuing to positivly enable local councils to take a much
more active role within the community and the benefits of working with local
businesses should not be missed in delivering these opportunities.
change has been identified as the issue that will be our most significant challenge
in this century and along with it the effects of Population and energy
needs. The project development with
Caplor and CRAG plus hearing first hand from the ministers at Westminster has
really challenged me to stop and think about what we all can and must do.
Preedy Clerk to Fownhope and Implementation officer HALC