|Helping rural businesses save energy – and money|
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|Thursday, 13 September 2012 15:22|
Helping rural businesses save energy – and money
The official launch of a new free service for rural businesses will be held next month at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales.
RDP Sir Gâr’s Adfer, run by Menter Cwm Gwendraeth, will be hosting a free business breakfast seminar in partnership with the Carbon Trust to provide information on how local businesses can pay less for energy bills, protect against future energy price rises and reduce their environmental impact.
Adfer provides free guidance to help companies in Carmarthenshire to combat energy price rises and become more energy efficient. Neil Lewis of Adfer says:
"The newly available technology allows significant savings with little or no financial outlay. For example, LED lighting can be secured at no upfront cost and with seven (7!)year guarantees. Therefore no initial outlay and guaranteed overhead reduction. Anyone who watched the closing ceremony of London 2012 will have marvelled at the Special Effects created by LED lights.
There is a revolution in energy saving technology and we aim to ensure that Carmarthenshire's Businesses remain competitive by keeping up with these changes.
We want to make sure that rural businesses are aware of the options open to them, including ‘pay as you save’ schemes and the Carbon Trust’s 0% finance scheme. Long term the savings are huge.”
The breakfast event is free and advance booking is essential: Thursday 20th September 8.30am – 11.30am National Botanic Garden of Wales restaurant, Llanarthne.
*This project has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.