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Chamber Low Carbon – Lunch and Learn: Moving Towards Net Zero
We welcome Kate Gilmartin and a replay of her excellent presentation on Net Zero Lancashire. The presentation discusses the Local Energy North West Hub, delivering The Rural Community Energy Fund in partnership with Lancashire County Council.
Moving towards Zero Carbon Lancashire: What action can communities take towards becoming net zero? A review of community low carbon projects supported by the Rural Community Energy Fund.
Community level action is key for the UK to meet the net-zero target and many communities have already started to work together to take local action. Communities are working with local businesses, land owners and other stakeholders to initiate and develop community owned, low carbon assets, which bring both carbon savings and community benefit.
The Rural community Energy Fund is a grant enabling communities to take on the challenge of decarbonisation, leveraging investment and delivering key projects. The presentation will give details about the fund, community finance, case studies and the project pipeline.
Kate has had a vast and far-reaching career within the environment and technology sector to date. As a renewable energy consultant, she has performed investment and due diligence, technology feasibility and financial modelling for renewable projects, to ensure their viability. Notably Kate has a specialism within the hydro generation.
Kate has also held Directorships at Community Energy Direct IPS, My Green Investment CIC and she continues her work with the Micro Hydro Association, assisting and ensuring that community projects and beyond have the support they need.