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Lews Castle College taking on fuel poverty

Fancy a Cuppa? Smart meters allowing 38 households across the islands to monitor usage have been fitted.

Fancy a Cuppa? Smart meters allowing 38 households across the islands to monitor usage have been fitted.

LewS Castle College UHI is looking at ways to tackle fuel poverty in the western Isles through innovative projects that have the potential to change the way energy is used, saved and generated on the islands.

The Western Isles have the highest levels of Fuel Poverty in Scotland, while at the same time hold massive potential for producing renewable energy. Local answers to a local problems are essential and understanding the situation on both a personal and community levels is key.

By generating information on how and when individuals use energy, how households lose energy and how communities can generate energy Lews Castle College is making real inroads into tackling the problem.

For the full story see this week’s Stornoway Gazette, out now.

 

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