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Shadow minister visits Wolseley’s SBC

Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister, Luciana Berger visited Plumb Center’s Sustainable Building Center in Leamington Spa last week to discuss renewable technologies and support for energy efficiency measures.

Shadow minister visits Wolseley's SBC

The visit coincided with the Government’s announcement of revised Feed-in Tariffs for microgeneration, including solar photovoltaics and micro combined heat and power (mCHP).

Berger was given a tour of the award-winning building which showcases many of the low carbon technologies currently available.

Tim Pollard, head of sustainability and Simon Allan, renewables director outlined the company’s strategy for implementing new government schemes, as well actively reducing its own carbon footprint.

During the visit Berger also met with a group of installers and specifiers who were on a training course. They expressed their concerns over current financial incentives and the challenges of convincing homeowners to invest in renewables in the current economic climate.

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