Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock Lee Lyons has backed a Friends of the Earth campaign to help schools to save thousands of pounds by installing solar power. Lee met with representatives from the Friends of the Earth campaign at last weeks Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham and discussed a range of energy issues.
Friends of the Earth estimates that schools could each save up to £8000 per year by going solar – more money to spend on libraries, playgrounds and trips. They would also help to tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions, and provide an opportunity for children to learn about clean energy.
Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham last week Lee told delegates
“This is a fantastic initiative. If every school in the UK was run on sun they could save over £200 million pounds per year, while generating clean energy at the same time.”
Friends of the Earth Renewable Energy Campaigner Anna Watson added:
‘It’s fantastic to have Lee Lyons PPC's support. The potential of solar power is enormous and with his support we can help more schools to save money through solar power, bringing renewable energy right into the heart of our towns and cities.”