Press Release – Bid Success means Green Light for Energy-Saving Scheme

I recently issued the following Press Release:

A project aiming to help deliver insulation and renewable energy to homes in one area of the Leeds City Region has won its bid for government funding.

The Domestic Energy & Efficiency Programme (DEEP) was part of a number of bids submitted by the Leeds City Region seeking cash from the Government’s Local Carbon Framework, an initiative supporting local authorities with work on the carbon reduction agenda.  Overall the Leeds City Region got over £300k for a number of schemes.

The DEEP scheme will reduce inefficiencies in carbon saving programmes, ensure that independent, consistent advice is provided to members of the public, and deliver a mass programme of energy saving measures.   

Councillor Barry Anderson (Conservative Shadow for Environmental Services) said:

            “I’m delighted that this bid has been successful.  This scheme has the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions from homes in the Leeds City Region as well as helping to reduce fuel poverty. 

“One of the problems facing our energy saving efforts is the sheer number of options and schemes available to consumers and businesses, and the complexities associated with different programmes.  This scheme will address that by stimulating the local green economy and ensuring communities are provided with consistent, quality information about ways to save energy.

“The total £300k investment that the Leeds City Region has been successful in attracting will be a huge boost to our efforts to reduce carbon emissions.  The Government clearly recognises the potential for us to develop viable schemes that will make an impact on this important agenda.”