Teen power will promote energy savings scheme

Denbigh students
Denbigh students

Green teens are urged to become Energy Envoys as part of a country-wide project by the city’s National Energy Foundation.

The foundation aims to support thousands of Energy Envoys as part of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

Denbigh students

Denbigh students

Launched at Denbigh School this month, the project will help schools and communities use energy more wisely, save money of power bills, and reduce carbon emissions.

Volunteer work carried out by the young envoys will count towards Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver or Gold awards.

“In its first year the National Energy Foundation expects to support up to 1000 Energy Envoys delivering between 13,000 and 78,000 hours of volunteering work,” said NEF chief executive Kerry Mashford.

Eventually the scheme aims to have a rolling registration of 300,000 participants, operating through more than 12,700 centres.

Young people can sign up to take part in the scheme through the dedicated website www.energyenvoys.org.uk