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Durham University

Durham Energy Institute


DEI supports Community Energy Fortnight

(14 September 2015)

Durham Energy Institute organised a very successful “Running a Successful Community Energy Project” seminar at Chilton Working Men’s Club on 10th September as part of Community Energy Fortnight.


Featuring Speakers from Oakenshaw Community Association, Chilton Green Energy Foundation, North Star and Absolute Renewables, NAREC as well as Durham County Council, Altogether Greener Durham and the DEI. The event was attended by interested parties from across the region.

Feedback at the end of the day was excellent as attendees valued the opportunities to hear from the people who have delivered successful projects, together with those who can help to fund and advise on solutions to fit each community.

Ian Bloomfield from Durham County Council said… The community event at Chilton offered many opportunities for local residents to learn from successful energy projects across County Durham. Involving communities and local people in developing solutions to energy efficiency problems can often prove extremely effective, and by putting communities in control of the energy they use, can help maintain energy security and tackle climate change, help people save money on their energy bills, encourage local employment and reduce fuel poverty”.

Durham Energy Institute is grateful to all of the speakers and to Chilton Working Men’s Club for hosting the event and looks forward to working with Communities to help deliver low carbon projects across the region.