Future Energy Day – free advice in battle to save planet

If you’re confused about all the different information regarding fuel efficiency, renewable energy and Climate Change then come to Future Energy event at the Riverside Centre in Newport on Saturday 2nd February 2008.

Starting at 10.30am experts will be on hand to give guidance on modern heating systems, insulation and renewable energy for the home. Cavity Wall installers will be in attendance along with heating companies who specialise in underfloor heating, wood burners, heat pumps and solar thermal systems. CORGI heating specialists will be present. The Solent Energy Efficiency Advice Centre will also be attending the event to offer detailed advice on how best to save energy in your home and cost-effective options for renewable energy.

Warmfront and IW Age Concern and Anchor Staying Put will provide information on grants and other assistance available. The Footprint Trust will be giving away low-energy lamps and save-a-flush bags.

Following on from the day activities an “Action on Climate Change” event is then to be held at the Riverside Centre at 7pm. A presentation by renewable energy consultant Jackie Carpenter on the subject of Peak Oil. Ray Harrington-Vail of the Footprint Trust will be looking at ways in which we can all reduce our “ecological footprint.” This is part on the ongoing programme regarding Action on Climate Change started in 2006 the previous ones have attracted hundreds people with a broad range of ages represented.

Speaking for the Footprint Trust, Ray Harrington-Vail said,

“During the day Information will be available on insolating homes, high efficiency boilers and small-scale renewable energy. Grants are available for homeowners to modernise their heating systems and Warmfront will be there to explain the details.”

“ In the evening we are delighted that Jackie Carpenter has agreed to speak – it will be well worth hearing what she has to say on the forthcoming oil crises. Most people seem unaware that the half of all the world’s oil is set to be used up within the next couple of years. This may lead to higher fuel costs and increase in prices of food and other essentials. We need to be prepared for this and make plans to use less oil.”

The day’s events event will be free and open to everyone. The Riverside Centre is wheelchair accessible. Funded by the EAGA partnership, Footprint Trust, IW AONB Sustainable Development Fund and IW Council.