Green power plan to save school cash

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Gar­tocharn Pri­mary School is set to save al­most £5000 per year by go­ing green.

The vil­lage school cur­rently uses oil to pro­vide heat­ing and hot wa­ter but will soon make best use of its eco-friendly biomass boiler in­stead.

Biomass is a re­new­able fuel and will re­duce West Dun­bar­ton­shire Coun­cil’s over­all car­bon emis­sions com­pared to us­ing oil.

Ed­u­ca­tion chiefs are pre­par­ing to go out to ten­der on a con­tract for biomass fuel sup­ply and the main­te­nance of the boiler.

The changes will cut the school’s an­nual oil bill by ap­prox­i­mately £4897.

Laura Ma­son, the coun­cil’s chief ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cer, wrote: “Although these are com­par­a­tively small sav­ings, there are other ben­e­fits to the coun­cil in terms of the re­duc­tion in car­bon emis­sions and the achieve­ment of sus­tain­abil­ity tar­gets.”

Coun­cil­lors will to­day (Wed­nes­day) vote on whether to go out to ten­der for the con­tract. 031216STOR­IES_ WITH_SANTA_001

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