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The Whitby Esk Energy – Ruswarp Hydro

a community-owned 50kW Archimedes screw hydroelectric turbine on the River Esk at Ruswarp, near Whitby, North Yorkshire
Whitby Esk Energy is a member

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The scheme is run by volunteers through Esk Energy (Yorkshire) Limited, a registered society.  Our main aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of the Esk Valley through generating renewable electricity. Learn – Share – Educate


Friends of Ruswarp Hydro – successful working party

We held our second Friends of Ruswarp Hydro Working party on 8th November 2018. As well as getting some exercise whilst we worked on site we were lucky to see a kingfisher fly past. We then enjoyed a drink at the Bridge Inn after.

Feed-In-Tariffs consultation

Members of the Esk Energy team feel that the proposed ending of the FIT generation tariff and the export tariff would be a disaster for community energy groups and for schools and householders who want to do their bit to help in the fight against climate change. The ending of the export tariff would be grossly unfair. Government policy in other areas such as transformation of road transport to low carbon energy will be severely impacted. We sincerely hope that BEIS will act on our views and those of others who will be responding to the Government’s Feed-In Tariffs consultation.