Electric Corby scheme sparks interest

New electricity recharging points are installed outside Corby Cube earlier this year as part of the Electric Corby project, which is being highlighted at a national seminar on energy efficiency today (July 18)
New electricity recharging points are installed outside Corby Cube earlier this year as part of the Electric Corby project, which is being highlighted at a national seminar on energy efficiency today (July 18)
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The Electric Corby project is being highlighted at a national seminar today (Wednesday 18th July), as a best-practice scheme.

The seminar, being held by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE), is taking place at Coventry Transport Museum and delegates will be discussing renewable energy and energy efficiency schemes.

Electric Corby, launched by the borough council, CENEX and Bela Partnership as a community interest company aims to attract world leaders in clean technology to the town by becoming the UK’s practical, community scale test centre for energy efficient living and low carbon vehicles.

The scheme will help the town become one of the most environmentally and economically sustainable areas in the UK and Nick Bolton its project manager will be speaking to delegates about the project, the benefits of partnership working with Corby Council, promoting electric vehicles and future projects.

He said: “Clean and green will play a big part in the future of Corby’s economy. With projects such as zero energy bill homes and clean technology hubs that will benefit the community, Electric Corby’s fresh approach is already raising the profile and perception of the borough as a first choice location for inward investment.”

The council’s lead member for environment, Cllr Peter McEwan, said: “We are very pleased that we have the chance to promote Electric Corby at the APSE Seminar and show the benefits of authorities adopting such a model.

“Corby is continuing to grow and develop and by becoming the leading place for sustainable technology this will help our economy compliment this success.”