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Closure of the Low Carbon Building Programme

The Low Carbon Buildings Programme has now closed as of 6am this morning.

Please see the DECC website for more details for more details.

Those already with offer letters can still claim their funding

Those with live applications submitted before the deadline will be assessed as normal.

Eco Building Courses

16th-19th June, 10am-4:30pm each day

National Stone Centre, Wirksworth

£39 per day. Book on 01629 824765

If you're interested in sustainable building then these courses are for you. Topics include:

Self build with timber - Friday 16th July

Building with straw - Saturday 17th July

Lime mortars and renders - Sunday 18th July

Free Tour of Derbyshire Eco Centre

29th June, 2pm-4:30pm

18th June, 10am-4pm


FREE but pre-book on 01629 824765

Derbyshire Eco Centre, a new eco building which will host adult education, is due to open
this summer and they are organising some free tours of the building before it
completed. The full-day course will also include a chance to try your hand at
straw bale building.

How to Build Your Own Wind Turbine

No 1. Nottingham Science Park, Jesse Boot Avenue, Off University Boulevard, Nottingham,

FREE with a light buffet, but pre-book on 0115 934 9582

Part of ‘The Climate Change seminars' series this event includes guest speakers from the village of Hockerton who have developed the first community-owned renewable in Nottinghamshire: a 31.5m high wind turbine. The event is intended to provide inspiration and practical aid to anybody who is thinking of installing their own domestic or community renewable energy scheme. The organisers are also hoping that the Department of Energy and Climate Change will be making some contribution to the event.

Please register by contacting Vanessa Corns on or 0115 934 9582 no later than 12pm on Thursday 27th May 2010.

Guide to Micro Hydro Published

A new guide exploring the potential for micro hydro power in the Peak District
National Park has been published by Friends of the Peak District. Peak Power explains how the
organisation spent three years surveying an analysing 150 river sites in the
park and found that 80 could be developed as source of local hydro power.

Download the guide here: or request a hard copy by calling 0114 266 5822.