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Energy Days

June 7, 2016 • Approved & Completed

Energy Days

Monmouthshire Community Climate Champions have pulled together a series of Energy Days to mark EU Sustainable Energy Week. The aim of EU Sustainable Energy Week is to promote secure, clean and efficient energy, and increase sustainable energy choices.  Energy days are key events to reach a wide audience to demonstrate that sustainable energy technologies and patterns of behaviour are viable, cost effective and better for the environment.  See http://eusew.eu/about-energy-days

The Monmouthshire Energy Days offer a range of different activities suitable for all ages.

What are we/the project trying to achieve

  • To demonstrate renewable energy technologies to members of the public so that they can consider whether they are suitable for their own home.
  • To introduce members of the public, businesses and others to emerging technologies such as battery storage and electric vehicles.
  • To help reduce fuel poverty by helping people to reduce their energy bills and become more energy efficient.
  • To demonstrate ways of reducing food miles by encouraging community food growing, and to help people grow their own by selling plants and seed etc.
  • To challenge people into thinking about how they can live more sustainably

The project was approved by the LAG on 26th May 2016 with a project cost of £1087.60

This project is complete.

Monmouthshire County Council’s Sustainability Officer commented:

‘At least 485 visitors came to a total of eight different Energy Day events in Monmouthshire and rural Newport as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week.  Events ranged from energy advice surgeries, to open gardens to learn about  growing your own food, to demonstrations of electric cars and battery storage.  There was even a talk on “rewilding Britain” by Guardian columnist George Monbiot. 

The events were organised by a range of organisations working as part of the Monmouthshire Community Climate Champions network.  Different groups organised each of the events which were marketed together as a progamme of Energy Days.  Feedback from visitors and organisers was overwhelmingly positive, with people learning lots about renewable energy, reducing energy use and low carbon living’.

A poster and leaflet were produced to publicise the events:

Energy Days Poster (FINAL)

A full evaluation report is available to view below:

energy-days-evaluation-image