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Green energy scheme: public events in Ryedale

Ryedale District Council are holding two important engagement events for residents in July to find out more about a pioneering green energy project.

These events follow the launch of Government-funded feasibility studies to see if natural heat can be drawn from deep gas extraction wells (including one originally drilled for fracking), and provided to homes and businesses in Ryedale.

Residents are being encouraged to book their places at the public events which will be held in Pickering and Malton on Wednesday 6 July.

There will also be the opportunity to take part in a survey about the scheme, which would be the first of its kind in the UK to repurpose these types of wells.

Third Energy, which owns 12 wells in Ryedale, has commissioned investigations to establish if they can be repurposed for geothermal energy. Ryedale District Council secured a £50,000 government grant to help fund the work. This sum has been match funded by the company, which has new owners and is no longer interested in using the wells for fracking or gas extraction.

If the project is shown to be viable, the wells could heat private homes, as well as leisure, commercial or agricultural buildings – bringing significant benefits for communities and the local economy.

The information events on 6 July will be held at Pickering Methodist Church Hall (2.30pm) and at Ryedale House in Malton (6.30pm).

Please spread the word about these events, so that residents and businesses interested in finding out more can attend.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to register their place by sending an email to: info@arch-comms.co.uk     stating which event they would like to attend.


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Here at Kirkbymoorside Environment Group (KMEG) we want to help put the Transition principles into action in practical ways in our community. (Click here for more information about the Transition Town philosophy.)

 

That means using some of our spare time, energy and skills in activities that support:

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Saturday 9th July from 11 am until 1 pm. Click here for more information.


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