Zero Carbon Tour visits Newbury College Renewables Center
The Zero Carbon Tour at Newbury College
Submitted by Newbury College
The UK’s first all-electric coach stopped to take a look at the Newbury College Renewables Center in Newbury, Berkshire on September 8, as it continued its journey from Project Eden to COP26 (the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference).
The Zero Carbon Tour, hosted by Planet Mark, accelerates the UN-backed race to zero as part of the UK’s #TogetherForOurPlanet campaign, and provided the perfect opportunity to show how Berkshire is leading the global green agenda at local level.
The event also marked the launch of the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) ‘s first Berkshire Net Zero Carbon Research report, sharing the first in a series of priorities that will ensure Berkshire plays a leading role in the UK commitment to achieve the net zero carbon goal. emissions.
Sending a video message from Parliament ahead of the launch, Laura Farris, MP for Newbury and APPG vice-chair for the environment, said: ‘I am proud of the energy and commitment shown by so many. from local businesses, and of course I’m proud of Newbury College and the Renewable Center which supports plumbers and heating engineers in, putting our local workforce at the heart of the net zero effort for the South East.
Net Zero depends on people who have the skills to bring green plans to life and progress is already being made in this regard.
One of these key projects is the launch of this report at Newbury College’s new Renewable Energy Center, where LEP has invested £ 450,000 from the Government Building Fund.
The center will expand the supply of skills for renewable energy systems and engineering, including biomass boilers, air source heat pumps, solar photovoltaic systems and fuel cells.
Iain Wolloff, Principal and CEO of Newbury College, said: “We are delighted to host this important event in support of the region’s campaign towards net zero. We are committed to the College playing a leading role in providing the skills needed for “green jobs” and our new Renewable Energy Center is a fantastic start. “
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