Thursday, February 24, 2011

Norwich Green Party| Energy Scheme Will Reduce Cuts

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More innovative thinking and action from Norwich Greens: Adrian Ramsay, Deputy Leader of the Green Party and Norwich City Councillor, will highlight the success of the Green Party's proposals to set up a Norfolk Energy Services Company (ESCO) at the party's Spring Conference in Cardiff this week.

The scheme will reduce the impact of national government cuts in crucial local services because it will bring in a guaranteed new income stream for the council, through the sale of surplus energy to the national grid, and reduce energy bills.

The ESCO, which would install solar panels on council property such as school, libraries and landfill sites, will also create new skilled, lasting jobs in Norfolk and reduce carbon emissions.

Norfolk County Council has agreed the principle of the scheme and Green Councillors are part of a working group that is developing the proposals.

Norwich Green Party Energy Scheme Will Reduce Cuts