Training day on renewable energy

A FREE training day for residents in the North York Moors who are thinking about installing renewable energy technology will be held in March.

Organised through the Yorkshire Energy Partnership, it takes place on Friday March 2 at Hambleton District Council’s, Civic Centre in Northallerton from 10am to 4pm and includes a buffet lunch.

The aim of the course is to give residents advice about how renewable energy systems work, the benefits and disadvantages of each technology and the main factors that need to be taken into account before installing.

Dr James Bridges, sustainability officer for Scarborough Council who will be helping out with sessions at the training course said: “This is a great opportunity for residents living in the LEADER area of the North York Moors to increase their knowledge and understanding of how renewable technologies work and how to get the most from them.”

With fuel costs at an all time high and the Government’s focus on green energy, more people are considering renewable technologies as a sustainable way of achieving their energy needs.

A number of speakers will talk about renewable technology from organisations including the Energy Saving Trust, Yorwoods and Whitby Esk Energy.

If you would like to attend the free event, contact Rosie Hughes at the Yorkshire Energy Partnership on 01904 554408 or email