Energy Day aims to illuminate city

File photo dated 22/04/12 of money with energy bills, as many members of a leading union are asking for financial help amid a continuing pay freeze for public sector workers.'Unison said nurses, home care assistants, school cleaners and teaching assistants were among those asking for help. The union said many were struggling with energy and other bills and were cutting back on clothing and leisure, while some said they avoided turning the heating on. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday March 12, 2013. See PA story INDUSTRY Bills. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
File photo dated 22/04/12 of money with energy bills, as many members of a leading union are asking for financial help amid a continuing pay freeze for public sector workers.'Unison said nurses, home care assistants, school cleaners and teaching assistants were among those asking for help. The union said many were struggling with energy and other bills and were cutting back on clothing and leisure, while some said they avoided turning the heating on. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday March 12, 2013. See PA story INDUSTRY Bills. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
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An energy saving fair takes place at St Thomas’ Church on Marton Street in Lancaster today, Saturday, October 19, between 11am and 4pm.

Part of the city’s One Planet Festival, the fair gives visitors the opportunity to see what local organisations are doing to help people reduce their energy bills.

Experts in saving energy and renewable technologies will be on hand to offer advice, and there will also be regular presentations on a variety of energy topics, including LED lighting, wood burning, draught-proofing and the new Green Deal.

The event is free for everyone and being hosted by a partnership of local sustainability organisations.

Paul Martyn from Transition City Lancaster said: “With energy bills rising again this month it’s more important than ever to help local people save money and keep their homes warm this winter.”

Steve Dealler from Friends of the Earth said: “Technology is moving really quickly and there are all sorts of exciting new devices and techniques that can reduce our reliance on expensive fossil fuels and reduce our carbon footprint.”

Full details of this event and all the One Planet Festival are available at www.oneplanetfestival.org.uk.