31 Jul 2009 11:07:02
Green Skills Training Centre to support Welsh low carbon sector
A Green Skills Training Centre is to be established in Wales that will train people to help deliver improved energy efficiency to the domestic sector.
Due to open later this year in Tredegar near the South Wales Valleys, the scheme - backed by British Gas and the Welsh Assembly Government - will help drive the development of green energy.
It will specialise in the installation of microgeneration and renewable energy technologies, which ministers hope will prompt the delivery of greater energy efficiency to 40,000 homes in the region.
As part of the Heads of the Valleys low-carbon programme, it is expected that the Green Skills Centre will help to create what is planned to be the lowest Low Carbon Zone of its kind in Europe.
First minister Rhodri Morgan said: "The Heads of the Valleys was the crucible of the world's first energy revolution, which was based on fossil fuels.
"The Assembly Government is now working to ensure this area is at the forefront of the future energy revolution promoting renewable sustainable green energy and low-carbon housing."http://wales.gov.uk/topics/businessandeconomy/property/Ho...