Cutting down on carbon costs

AN ENVIRONMENTAL energy project hoping to generate electricity from the River Esk has been awarded a £30,000 grant.

Esk Valley Community Energy Group, in association with Danby Village Hall, has been awarded the money by the Energy Saving Trust through the Local Energy Assessment Fund.

It will enable Danby Village Hall and the Esk Valley Community Energy Group to look at identifying potential energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities, not only for the village hall, but also for other buildings and properties across the Esk Valley.

To find out more about the project there will be a drop-in session on 21 March at Danby Village Hall, 2pm-6pm.

As well as information about the project there will be free energy efficiency advice, representatives of installers of insulation and renewable energy and information on planning for renewables within the National Park.

Later that evening there will be a talk ‘Esk Valley – a low carbon future’ and the opportunity to discuss the 10-year strategy and action plan aiming to help residents within the Esk Valley reduce their carbon footprint and save money through using less and producing more energy.