By Belinda Lyster-Binns
21st February, 2019
It was good to meet so many landowners last week at the Energy Expo in Telford. Energy Expo is a business event for agricultural and rural communities of the UK, providing in depth information and guidance on renewable energy generation and use, diversification ventures, and low-emission vehicle and machinery options.
Many of the landowners we met were very knowledgeable about low-carbon energy and were keen to discuss the opportunities to maximise their land assets, reduce their energy bills by getting off oil or LPG, and to install district heating systems on their farms and estates. We talked a lot about the development of Heat Pump technology and dispelled the myth that it isn’t suitable for leaky old buildings! We were also able to spread the word that the subsidy regime for renewable heat generation (RHI) is closing for new entrants on March 31st 2021, so now is the time to take advantage of the large sums of money the government is giving out to encourage people to switch from oil and LPG to clean low-carbon technologies.
Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuiness’s appearance in 2 EV cars spiced up the second afternoon as they filmed a segment for Top Gear at the Event!