More Low Carbon Communities
Another 12 communities from across the UK have been awarded up to £500,000 each to pioneer innovative green measures through DECC‘s Low Carbon Community Challenge.
The communities’ planned initiatives range from various enewable energy systems (including solar hot water, air-source heat pumps, geothermal, biomass, residual heat technologies and hydropower) to a nut grove carbon sequestration project, zero carbon cafe, new allotments and a biodiesel pump.
The following communities have been awarded funding, in addition to the ten phase 1 winners:
- Hook Norton, near Banbury, Oxfordshire
- Ashton Hayes, near Chester, Cheshire
- Easterside in Middlesbrough
- Halton, near Lancaster
- Exmoor National Park in Somerset and Devon
- Whitehill-Bordon in East Hampshire
- Ladock and Grampound Road in mid-Cornwall
- Camphill Community Glencraig
- Cwmclydach, nr Pontypridd, South Wales
- Awel Aman Tawe Community Wind Farm in Upper Amman and Swansea Valley, South Wales
- Glogue, Hermon and Llanfyrnach, nr Preselli Hills, Pembrokeshire
- DECC has published a booklet explaining the Low Carbon Community Challenge to members of the winning communities
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