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press release27/2/2012

Jane Davidson, Director of INSPIRE will open up the first “Energy Breakfast” for small businesses in Ceredigion, at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Lampeter campus on St David’s Day.

The event will explore how businesses can not only save themselves money by being more efficient in their use of energy, but also make money from renewable energy.

It is being organised by Ceredigion County Council’s latest business support programme. Called ‘Ynni i Ffynnu: Renewable energy for business growth’, it offers “micro enterprises” in Ceredigion free energy audits and impartial advice.

The Energy Breakfasts will start at 8am with a cooked breakfast, and be over by 9.30. As well as the focus on microgeneration, the event’s menu will include networking time for participants to tell others what their business offers.

The Lampeter event will also offer an opportunity for Ceredigion businesses to hear about “INSPIRE”, the new Institute for Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness at Trinity Saint David. INSPIRE is part of the University’s ‘fit for future’ framework which embeds sustainable development through the learning, teaching, curricula, campus, community and culture of Trinity Saint David. Through INSPIRE, the University is looking to engage widely to develop sustainable practice across sectors.

Jane Davidson, Director of INSPIRE said, "The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is committed to working with all sectors to actively support the sustainability agenda. I am delighted to be working alongside the County Council to promote new renewable energy opportunities for local businesses through Ynni i Ffynnu. Being green makes good business sense. I look forward to welcoming businesses wanting further information to a hearty TSD breakfast on St David’s Day.”

With funding drawn down from the European Commission’s Agricultural Fund for Rural Development via the Welsh Government, Ynni i Ffynnu is being delivered for Ceredigion County Council by Severn Wye Energy Agency in partnership with ecodyfi.

Andy Rowland of ecodyfi said, “Following recent Government announcements about incentives to invest in renewable heat and electricity generation, now is an ideal time for business owners to explore the possibilities”.

The next Energy Breakfast in the series will be on 12th March at the Porth Hotel in Llandysul, with the Memorial Hall in Aberaeron following on the 19th and Y Talbot in Tregaron on the 26th March.

Those wishing to attend are asked to book their free place in advance if possible, from ecodyfi on 01654 703965 or info@ynni-i-ffynnu.co.uk.

Further information

  • Andy Rowland, Manager, ecodyfi: 01654 703965; 07866 961851
  • Owen Callender, Severn Wye Energy Agency: 01452 835083; 07791 030684
  • Ynni i Ffynni
  • Ynni i Ffynnu will provide more than 200 small businesses with on-site energy audits. The resulting reports will identify appropriate renewable energy solutions, to generate on-going revenue streams for the businesses concerned. The reports will also highlight a range of energy saving measures that can be adopted.
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