Moorlands Climate Action Energy Fair
Wondering how to deal with the Energy Crisis or reduce your Carbon Footprint? Come to our Energy Fair to have your questions answered. Moorlands Climate Action will be hosting this event in Leek – dedicated to bringing together experts, businesses, councils, and community groups. The day will see a range of presentations, stalls and children’s activities from the Moorlands and beyond.
The UK Energy landscape has already begun to change dramatically but that change has only just started. The shift away from coal has meant that UK emissions fell by 29% in the last decade. But that top level reduction needs to be accelerated if national and local authority Net Zero targets are to be met. A key part of that will be the encouragement of renewable generation at a local level.
Houses account for 28% of UK emissions alone. The scale of the task was set out in the government’s recent Heat and Building Strategy. Perhaps 60% of UK housing stock is not fit for Net Zero. Retrofitting housing with new heat sources and insulation will involve a substantial effort on behalf of local authorities and communities.
Upstairs in the Rainbow Room and the Cabbage Rose workshop, there will be activities all day, including miniature houses with solar panels, electrical circuits, demonstrations of static electricity, windmills, metal wire buzz games, powered plasma globe and more.
Free event but places can be booked via Eventbrite. Please note that pre-booking is optional.
Official opening at 10.15am by Cllr James Aberley, Chair SMDC Climate Change Working Group.
Sponsored by Leek United Building Society.