Our Energy Working Group has come and gone over the years but it has established a clear Vision of a low carbon fossil fuel free future for Durham. This vision includes:

-Encouraging Microhydro electricity generation on the Wear

-Encouraging the installation of photovoltaic panels in suitable places across Durham

-Where possible all homes should have solar thermal heating

-All homes to have clear indication of how much energy they are using

-Support the development of community owned renewable energy companies in our area

-Support all appropriate forms of sustainable renewable energy in Durham

-Encourage energy efficiency and a reduction in energy consumption no matter what the source