The Renewable Energy Around Louth project has been successful in securing grant discounts of up to £5,800 per household towards the installation of renewable heat technologies.
The aim is to stimulate the local market for renewable heating technologies in homes. This is a joint initiative of Groundwork Lincolnshire and Transition Town Louth, funded through the DECC initiated Renewable Heat Premium Payment Communities scheme.
The application process for the initial stage has now closed, but in the event more funding is made available, interested households are being placed on a waiting list. If you wish to be included in this, please do contact Groundwork Lincolnshire.
Work will be done in early 2013 by respected local installers Scenergy Ltd and A.P. Services Ltd.
James Pocklington of Transition Town Louth said: “It’s great news that all the hard work has paid off and we hope that this initiative will signal the start of greater ongoing investment in renewable technologies within our community”.
James continued: “There is a lot more we can do to help mitigate some of the effects of climate change and reduce our reliance on energy imports, but greater urgency is needed from all areas of our community if we are to tackle the challenges effectively. I would urge all residents to press their local councillors into practical action on the increased deployment of all effective renewable technologies, offering your views via the public consultation of the draft ELDC core strategy would be an excellent start.”
Please go to www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/contact+us/consultation/ and click on current consultations.
Groundwork’s Vicky Dunn said: “It is great to be able to benefit the environment, local business, and help local households reduce their energy bills. This is what Groundwork Lincolnshire does, I and my staff and volunteers are proud to be part of it.”