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Bedford Gets Greener With Mayors Climate Change Fund

 

BEDFORD GETS GREENER WITH CLIMATE CHANGE PROJECTS

 

Bedford Borough Council is leading the way when it comes to investment in green energy, with six new projects approved through the Mayor’s Climate Change Fund that will help the Borough cut its carbon emissions as well as reducing the cost of running community buildings. The new projects follow the approval of five projects since the beginning of 2011, which are already cutting emissions and reducing energy bills at sites around the Borough

 

The Climate Change Fund has helped Scott Lower, Brickhill Lower and Beauchamp Middle School, Yelden Village Hall, Pavenham Village Hall changing rooms and the Guru Nanak Gurdwara to install photovoltaic panels. The savings at the three schools alone will amount to approximately 5.37 tonnes of CO2 per year and save £618 in electricity bills.  

 

The Mayor’s Climate Change Fund recently approved projects that include low energy lighting at Daubeney Middle, Mark Rutherford and Biddenham Upper Schools. This will save approximately 180,000 kWh of electricity in total, per year. Photovoltaic panels were approved at Christ Church and Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity who also applied for solid wall insulation and an air to air source heat pump. The Community and Voluntary Service successfully applied to replace their old boiler with a new high efficiency condensing boiler and pump which will reduce their gas bills.

 

The Mayors Climate Change Fund has made £150,000 available in 2011/12 to projects that will reduce the carbon emissions of community buildings. The minimum grant level is £5,000 and the maximum level is £20,000. Applicants need to provide 50% match funding of the total project cost from other sources. The fund is open to voluntary / community groups, tenants / residents associations, not for profit organisations, registered charities, public sector bodies and social enterprises.

 

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson said: “It is fantastic that the Climate Change Fund is now supporting so many community bodies such as voluntary groups, places of worship, parish councils and schools to cut their energy bills and reduce their impact on the environment. There is a growing awareness of the fund, and a growing recognition that making the right investment now can bring the savings needed in both the current environmental and economic climate.”

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