Our energy group is contributing to a local area energy plan, building on ‘Settle Sustainable Town’s’ ‘Co2Sense report’ produced for Settle Town Council in 2012 and Leeds University’s ‘Settle Roadmap’ study for the Town Council (2021) for reducing carbon emissions: Settle Summary Roadmap
We are pleased to see that charging points are being installed in Craven District Council owned car parks and Yorkshire Dales National Park car parks. The one in Ashfield Car Park, Settle just needs the power to be laid before becoming operational.
We have been pressing Booths supermarket to install at least fast charging points, as they have done at some of their other stores.
We are also looking at the possibility of siting solar panels on at least one large roof and are participating in Craven District Council’s three month ‘Energy Saving’ campaign (November-February).
One of our members has given a talk on installing ‘Solar Energy Generation’ at home, that you can see a recording of here.
If you are interested in renewable energy for your home have a look at Cumbria Action for Sustainability’s resources here.