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					  Cyngor Sir CEREDIGION                            CEREDIGION County Council




                            NEWS RELEASE
 Objective 1                DATE: 06/12/2007                        Objective 1

Sustainability Award to Ceredigion County Council for its Renewable Energy
                               Facility at Aberaeron




The first CLAW (Consortium of Local Authorities in Wales) Sustainability Award
has been given to Ceredigion County Council for its Renewable Energy Facility at
Penmorfa in Aberaeron which was set up with the aid of Objective 1 funding. The
renewable energy facility at Penmorfa provides heating and hot water to four large
buildings and has already made annual CO2 emission savings of around 400
tonnes, and annual energy cost savings amounting to around £29k (42%).

Jane Davidson, the Minister for Sustainability and Housing unveiled the
Consortium Local Authorities Wales (CLAW) Sustainability Award Plaque at
Penmorfa, the Council offices in Aberaeron, on Thursday 6 December. The
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

NATALIE MOYCE
Ffôn: (01545) 572 062    Ffacs: 01545 572 029
E-Bost: nataliem@ceredigion.gov.uk

You can find this release and other Ceredigion material at:
                               http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk
Further Objective 1 information can be found at:
                              http://www.euceredigion.co.uk
Minister said,
“I am especially pleased to celebrate the success today, which focuses on small
scale energy renewal and which contributes to the security of energy supply. We
hope that this success story will encourage other local authorities to do the same.”

Leader of Ceredigion County Council, Councillor Keith Evans said
“We are delighted with the progress we are making. We started off with a small
system in Llandysul and then embarked on the project here which provides energy
to a residential home, a school, offices and sheltered accommodation. We are
hoping to do a similar project in Aberystwyth, and in the future we hope this opens
up the potential for smaller systems in the private sector. These projects are good
because they save money, cut emissions, sustain local businesses – there is lots
of forestation in the county and the system runs on woodchip. The wood is sourced
locally from the Frongoch Sawmill, Trisant near Devil’s Bridge. We are proud to be
winning such a prestigious award.”

Funding partners for the scheme include the Community Energy Grant, the Wood
Energy Business Scheme, and the County Council’s Capital Programme. The
scheme was designed by Ceredigion County Council’s Highways, Property and
Works Department and the Main Contractor for the scheme was Flare (Wales) Ltd.
of Newcastle Emlyn. The Biomass Facility has also been successful in winning
various other National Awards for Energy Conservation including The National
Assembly Energy Group Energy Conservation Award 2006 and Runner-up and
Highly Commended at the UK Building Services Awards July 2007 - Environmental
Initiative of the Year.

CLAW is the Consortium of Local Authorities in Wales that supports
the professional and technical interests of property management in local
government in Wales. All Welsh County Councils are members of CLAW.
 CLAW was formed in 1962 and now works with representatives from
the Elected Members and officials of all Welsh local authorities together with a
number of associate member organizations for the promotion of excellence in the
management of property assets.

Photo Captions: (in top and middle photos) left, Minister for Sustainability and
Housing Jane Davidson; middle Councillor Fred Williams, Chairman of Ceredigion
County Council; right Councillor Peter Rees of Neath Port Talbot County Borough
Council – Chairman of CLAW. (bottom photo) – Jane Davidson.




FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

NATALIE MOYCE
Ffôn: (01545) 572 062    Ffacs: 01545 572 029
E-Bost: nataliem@ceredigion.gov.uk

You can find this release and other Ceredigion material at:
                               http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk
Further Objective 1 information can be found at:
                              http://www.euceredigion.co.uk
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

NATALIE MOYCE
Ffôn: (01545) 572 062    Ffacs: 01545 572 029
E-Bost: nataliem@ceredigion.gov.uk

You can find this release and other Ceredigion material at:
                               http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk
Further Objective 1 information can be found at:
                              http://www.euceredigion.co.uk

				
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