Monmouthshire Community Climate Champions pulled together a series of Energy Days to mark EU Sustainable Energy Week. The aim of EU Sustainable Energy Week was to promote secure, clean and efficient energy, and increase sustainable energy choices. Energy days were 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 offered a range of different activities suitable for all ages.
What the project achieved
- demonstrated renewable energy technologies to members of the public so that they can consider whether they are suitable for their own home.
- introduced members of the public, businesses and others to emerging technologies such as battery storage and electric vehicles.
- helped reduce fuel poverty by helping people to reduce their energy bills and become more energy efficient.
- demonstrated ways of reducing food miles by encouraging community food growing, and to help people grow their own by selling plants and seed etc.
- challenged 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 £1,080 (RDP amount: £601)
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’.
Our other projects
Take a look at our completed and ongoing projects in Monmouthshire.
Pen y Cae (off grid energy study)
The aim for this funding is to produce a costed feasibility study for an off-grid property which will become a small bothy-style centre for residentia
Master Planning for Heat Networks
To undertake an energy mapping and modelling study of The Vale of Usk area to identify potentially useful heating, cooling and power demand loads and
IoT and Independent Living
To pilot digital solutions enabling individuals with care needs to live safely and independently at home. At the same time, there are still areas w
Robotics in the Community
The aim is to carry out a pilot for an outreach community education programme to help technologically-vulnerable people adjust to new technologies and
Tintern Abbey Trail Project
This project will develop and install a iBeacon trail around Tintern. Locations, with stories relating to Tintern Abbey, will be identified for a shor
St Mary’s Priory Centre Project
The Priory Church of St Mary was originally a Benedictine priory founded in 1087 dissolved in 1538 then became the Parish Church of Abergavenny by gif