Keeping the focus on generating local energy
Harborough Energy was delighted to have been selected by Andrew Carpenter as one of his pictures of the year for 2019. It was reprinted in the first edition of the Harborough Mail in this crucial new decade for climate action and clean local energy.
The photo (bottom right) was originally published by the Harborough Mail in April 2019 and shows the official opening of the fully operational 100kW of community owned solar at NBJ Joinery near Husband’s Bosworth.
We have also been working for some time with Harborough District Council (and other councils) to help tackle local energy efficiency through the targeted delivery of their Warm Homes Schemes.
So we are very pleased to have been specifically acknowledged in HDC’s updated ‘Climate Emergency Action Plan – 2020 to 2025’ published in December 2019, which states:
“The Council has committed to working with residents and communities to support their actions in reducing emissions and help them increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.
In 2018/19, 509 homes in the District received energy efficiency measures such as loft and cavity wall insulation which will save over 22,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) over a 20-year period.”
Commitment 3: Work with residents and communities to help them reduce their emissions and improve their resilience to climate change:
|Specific action||Measure and Progress to date||Possible Future actions and timescales|
|Investigate the opportunities for community owned low carbon electricity and heating to be retrofitted in off gas village locations||Harborough Energy have two community owned PV projects in the district||Investigate opportunities for innovative approaches to reducing high monetary and environmental costs for heating homes.|
Further details on the HDC Climate Emergency Action Plan can be found here.