Posted by Cptn
Devon initiatives scooped two of the six awards at this year’s South West Green Energy Awards.
Treco picked up the best business innovation awards for its no nonsense approach to biomass energy and a whole host of ways to make that change to renewable fuels simple and cost effective.
And Devon County Council shuffled off with the award for most proactive local authority because of its provision of funding and support for renewable energy and energy efficient projects. And here’s a list just in case you missed any: Renewable Energy 4 Devon (RE4D), EnVision and the Devon County Council Carbon Management Programme.
Here’s what it says in the blurb: ‘In its two year operation (from 2006 to 2008) RE4D will more than double the installed base of renewable energy systems in Devon, and to date capital grants totalling Â£212,000 have been awarded to 42 organisations for the installation of renewable energy technologies and a further 24 feasibility studies grants have been awarded, worth Â£37,000. Some 43 installations have taken place totalling over 500KW and 29 new jobs have been created in the renewable energy sector.’
Other awards from the RegenSW competition went to: South Weatley, Cornwall, for best sustainable energy community (they own their own wind farm); Avonmouth Docks Wind Park, Bristol, for best new renewable energy scheme; Cornhill Estates at Poundbury, Dorset, for best housing scheme and Tim German of the Cornwall Sustainable Energy Partnership as the South West renewable energy champion.