Local Energy Assessment Fund

About the fund The local energy assessment fund has been set up to support communities in England and Wales. The scheme aims to play an active role in the development of a low carbon society, so the public are reassured of having secure and affordable energy. By resourcing work from community groups the fund will research how to improve energy efficiency and explore local deployment of renewable energy. Not only will the fund help communities prepare for new opportunities in sustainable energy and climate change alongside Renewable Heat Incentive and Feed in Tariffs, but it will additionally aid projects that follow the Energy Hierarchy (reduce energy use, use energy efficiently, generate renewable energy) Energy efficiency The scheme will demonstrate energy efficiency by; Understanding the potential for energy savings in homes in your community.Demonstrating energy saving technologies such as solid wall insulation in local homes and using community buildings as examples of energy saving technologies and measures.Helping local people to understand the potential of energy saving measures and behaviours. Renewable energy * With the progression in renewable energy technologies, the scheme will look at which type of renewable energy is beneficial to the environment and the community and if they will be fitting with the surroundings. * The fund will help finance further research into specific renewable energy projects. These projects could be financed through Feed-in Tariffs, Renewable Heat Incentive or the new renewable energy revolving fund. * Due to the efforts of raising awareness of climate change from UK community groups, the Energy Assessment Fund aims to help empower communities to play an active role in the development of the low carbon economy within England and Wales. Main aim The main aim of the Local Energy Assessment Fund is to see how people can take an active role in the development of a low carbon society. Money is available to finance projects that increase understanding and uptake of energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and help to make energy supply secure and affordable for everyone in the community. ‹¯¨
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