Green Energy Champion 2014

The Esk Energy team is delighted that Mike Ford, one of our Directors, has been voted Green Energy Champion 2014 at the Community Energy Awards ceremony in Oxford on 4th September. Visit the Community Energy Awards website to see the other finalists.Winner logo

Esk Energy (Yorkshire) Limited,  in conjunction with the Esk Valley Community Energy Group, nominated Mike for the award.

Esk Valley Community Energy Group

As a founding member of the EVCEG, Mike has given talks, hosted visits to his house and visited other people’s homes when requested. Not only has he undertaken much of the renovation work in his Victorian property himself, to incorporate many carbon reducing features, but he has also measured the difference these have made. This information was used, by his wife Debbie, to write a series of articles for a local magazine and fed into a case study for a Green Open Homes event.

Whitby Esk Energy Community Hydro

Without Mike’s knowledge and expertise (much of it gained through researching issues as they arose) and unwillingness to give up in the face of many barriers, our community hydro would not now be generating green electricity.

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