North Yorkshire makes £2.8m decarbonisation funding bid

This story was published 16 December 2020

A £2.8m bid has today been submitted for a decarbonisation scheme roll-out in North Yorkshire aimed at supporting economic recovery.

Double glasing

We have bid for the Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

If successful, it would fund an extensive scheme to install more modern, energy efficient windows within schools and other properties during 2021.

It is estimated that the replacement of older, single-glazed windows with modern double-glazed windows increases energy efficiency by ten per cent. This results in a reduction in carbon emissions and significant savings.

The scheme was announced in October as part of the Government’s plan to aid the UK’s economic recovery following the pandemic.

It was established to fund projects designed to decarbonise heat or increase energy efficiency.

County Councillor Gareth Dadd, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Finance, said: “I’m very pleased to have supported this application for funding as we strive towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. In part that means that we need to look at all of our properties to review how they are heated and to increase their energy efficiency.

“If this grant application is successful then the works that will follow in 2021 will represent an important contribution towards that and will complement a range of other projects that are being planned to tackle the issue.”

The County Council will know if the bid has been successful by the end of January. It would then reveal which schools and properties would be set to benefit.