Group recognised

A COMMUNITY group dedicated to tackling climate change has been shortlisted in a major new competition to showcase the nation’s energy champions.

Transition Belper, which develops renewable and sustainable energy projects, hasreached the final stages of the Co-op’s “Community Energy Challenge”.

Ian Jackson of Transition Belper said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have got to this stage of the competition.

“Our bid includes plans to form a community-owned company to take on new hydro-electric and solar power generation projects in the Derwent and Amber Valleys.”