New renewable energy projects in and around Settle?
Our energy group has been working hard with other local people looking at the possibility of developing some new renewable energy projects – for which we will producing a Local Area Energy Plan this Autumn.
We have already produced a report based on a workshop involving local people that we ran in May: Renewable Energy Workshop – final report 1-6-22 , with potential projects here: List of Projects
The above report builds on ‘Settle Sustainable Town’ a ‘Co2Sense’ report commissioned by the then ‘Settle Area Regeneration Team (StART)’ to develop a 10 year low carbon action plan, from 2012 to 2022. StART was set up by a group of motivated local people, supported by local agencies, after the outbreak of foot and mouth disease, to provide a platform through which people could ‘kick start’ their sustainable ideas into realisable projects.
‘Settle Sustainable Town’ report can be viewed here: Settle-Strategy-FINAL1
Leeds University have also produced a ‘Settle Roadmap’ study for the Town Council (2021) for reducing carbon emissions which can be viewed here: Settle Summary Roadmap
Electrical Vehicle Charging Points
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.
The Energy Hierarchy
We participated and promoted Craven District Council’s three month ‘Energy Saving’ campaign between November 2021-February 2022, run by the campaign organisation Hubbub.
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.