Blackshaw Environmental Action Team (BEAT) will hold its AGM and public meeting from 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 9, at Blackshaw Head Methodist Chapel.
Guest speaker will be Mike Kaufman from Planet Hydrogen in Manchester, who will bring a model to show how hydrogen can be created from water and used later for energy (energy storage).
The AGM will have a discussion on what BEAT should be doing in the coming year and ideas from the public will be welcome.
BEAT member Finn Jensen said: “One option is to do more on energy conservation. Calderdale Council has suggested having a partnership with BEAT and the Carbon Coop to apply to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for a minimum grant of £1 million to do insulation work of hard to treat houses (e.g. houses where the cavity wall cannot be insulated).
“BEAT is already working closely with Calderdale Council through the panel of Calderdale Energy Future, which organises a conference on Monday, October 14, at 3.30pm to 7pm at Calderdale College. It is open to the public.
“As you may have read in UpBEAT no 27 you can have donations to BEAT doubled up (and Gift Aided if you are a tax payer) through www.LocalGiving.com from October 15 until the £500,000 fund has all gone. The first ten pounds can be doubled up or with a monthly standing order the first £10 each month will be doubled up for six month.
“At the AGM we will discuss if we should use the BEAT account at LocalGiving.com to allow people to give donations to the food banks in Tod and/or Halifax. Your views will be welcome.
“We are always looking for new people to go on the BEAT committee. If you may be interested we would love to hear from you - whether you are able to come on the 9th or not. Pete Bradley is resigning as chair - although he is staying on the committee - so we will also need a new chair.”