Europe, On Site Renewables, Renewables

UK support for on-site renewables for local government

The launch was given a boost by David Miliband, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who announced £10 million of support to the venture. This will pave the way for PfR to catalyze the expansion of the public sector renewables market by supporting early stage project development and enable PfR to leverage a further £500 million of investment into the sector.

The UK Carbon Trust has unveiled plans to develop on-site renewable energy projects with local authorities, health trusts and other public sector bodies. Its new venture, Partnerships for Renewables (PfR), will partner with private sector organizations to develop, build and operate wind and other renewable energy projects on public sector land.