Rural Community Energy Fund

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The Government has now put into law a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050. I’m incredibly proud of this move, and I hope that other major economies will follow us in the fight against climate change.

But I also know that to meet this target, all parts of society will need to increase the use of cleaner and renewable energy. Locally, I want to achieve this by promoting the accessibility of electric cars, encouraging more people to cycle and reducing our dependency on diesel and petrol vehicles.

The Government have also announced they are re-opening the £10 million Rural Community Energy Fund, designed to support rural communities such as ours to develop community-based renewable energy projects.

I’m really pleased that this scheme has been reopened, and if any constituents have an idea and want to apply for this fund please just let me know and I’d be delighted to help.

More information is available in this letter I received from the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, or available on the Government site here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rural-community-energy-fund

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