Greening Campaign workshop in Billingshurst

A WORKSHOP organised by the Greening Campaign will be held in Billingshurst next week.

There has been lots of information recently on the Government incentive to encourage installation of renewable energy.

The event, being held at Billingshurst Village Hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm, will explain the scheme to interested residents and what it means.

Deborah Urquhart, the county council’s cabinet member for environment and economy, said: “There are lots of advertisements offering ‘free electricity’, and leaving householders confused. These workshops will help people understand the offer and give them the full facts.

“The problem for householders and businesses is how to work their way through the web of information so they can access the scheme safely through the Government initiative.”

The Government scheme supports more renewable energy products being installed across the country. People are being offered up to 41.3p for every unit of energy they create using solar energy systems on their roof, even if they use the electricity themselves.

Some companies are offering to install the system and give the householder the electricity for free if they can have the tariff, known as the rent a roof scheme.

Director of the Greening Campaign Terena Plowright said: “We want people to understand the incentives which the Government has made available. The offer can reduce bills for householders as well as encourage people to use renewable energy on their homes, but people need to understand the facts.”

The Greening Campaign has produced a factsheet to help people understand the scheme. For a copy or to book a place on the workshop, email, telephone 01243 777622 or send a self-addressed envelope to The Greening Campaign, The Old Tractor Shed, Heath Farm, Heath Road East, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 4HT.