Knowsley delivers green strategy workshop

Knowsley Council hosted a workshop for businesses and partners to look at how they can produce renewable energy and reduce their carbon footprints.

The main focus of the workshop was how to implement recommendations from the Renewable Energy study carried out by Arup on behalf of the council last year. Partners from the North West Development Agency, Envirolink NW and The Mersey Partnership added their expertise and advice to take emerging ideas forward.

Cllr Graham Morgan, Knowsley's cabinet member for regeneration, economy and skills, said: "This is the latest phase in our work to create a stronger approach to producing and using green energy in Knowsley.

"This is a priority for the Knowsley Partnership as we work to deliver a cleaner, more energy efficient Knowsley and attract and retain organisations who want to work in a positive 'green borough'."

The workshop was held today at the Suites Hotel in Knowsley.

Nick Kavanagh, Knowsley's executive director for regeneration, economy and skills said: "The Renewable Energy study carried out by Arup last summer has given us a broad spread of good options for increasing the production and uses of green energy.

"We are keen to develop strong partnerships with businesses that use the most energy in their day to day working and to encourage them to consider practical and affordable forms of green and low carbon energy production in the future."

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