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Hot Water From the Sun - Does it Make Sense?

13th March 2009

Hot Water From the Sun - Does it Make Sense?

          Pembrokeshire South East Energy Group held their last meeting on 19th February 2009 when we were delighted to be joined by new members and visitors. Most of the evening was devoted to a screening of the Ashton Hayes DVD showing how a small community could substantially reduce their energy use and CO2 emissions. In so doing they saved themselves money and helped to save the planet! Could towns and villages in Pembrokeshire follow suit?

          Interesting results from the exercise carried out at the previous meeting to calculate individual members' carbon footprints were reported. The average of members who completed the exercise was just under 7 tonnes. This is well below the national average of nearly 10 tonnes. If any reader is interested in calculating their own carbon footprint please contact the Group's Secretary on 01834 813839 and the simple procedure will be explained to them.

          The next meeting of the group will be on the 19th March 2009 at the Regency Hall, Saundersfoot at 7.00 pm. Most of the evening will be devoted to a talk by Chris Lord-Smith of Llani Solar on the pros and cons of solar water heating. Chris has been involved in the industry for over 10 years and though an installer himself prides himself on offering unbiased advice on the suitability or otherwise of solar heating in particular locations. He is particularly keen that both home owners, local heating engineers and businesses, who are already or intending to be involved in this field, should attend his talk as he is keen to pass on his expertise. His talk will be followed by a question and answer session when members of the public will be encouraged to seek specific guidance and decide if this answer to higher energy bills is right for them.


Past Articles
13th February 2009Could Pembrokeshire go carbon neutral?
14th November 2008Environment Wales to provide 'Start-Up' Funding for PSEEG
17th October 2008PSEEG to become a Registered Charity

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