Market for renewable energies

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A STREET market aims to raise awareness of climate change.

As part of Durham County Council’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and mark National Climate Week, people will be offered free advice on how they can make micro-renewable technologies work for them.

The event will be held in Durham Market Place on Saturday, between 9.30am and 4pm.

Senior sustainability strategy officer, Stephen McDonald, said: “This event is part of our ongoing commitment to help residents reduce their carbon footprint.

“On hand will be various local companies who provide micro-renewable energy advice and installation for individuals, communities and businesses.

“Climate Week aims to highlight the many positive steps already being taken across Britain.

“Through highlighting real, practical examples, it is hoped residents will be inspired to reduce their own carbon emissions.”

Visitors to the market will have the opportunity to quiz installers about products including solar, wood heating, LED lighting, heat pumps, wind, and flood protection.

“I think it’s a great idea,” said Councillor Neil Foster, the authority’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic development.