ALEO East Pennine met for the first time for over two years on November 17, 2017. The meeting was held in the afternoon after the National Energy Action Yorkshire and Humber forum. The first point of business was the proposal to rename the region from ALEO East Pennine to ALEO Yorkshire and Humber. The proposal suggested this better reflected the regional identity and mirrored the name of other regional fora. This proposal was approved.
At the event, we also had presentations from the following people:
- Stephen Laing, A&M Energy Services – ECO funding
- Tom Adamski, Citizens Advice Bureau – Benefits of a single point of contact
- Alan Jones, Eon – Minimum energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector
Since taking the role of chair, I have undertaken a review of the membership of ALEO in the region. As a result, we now have an up-to-date and more comprehensive list of local authority officers that can be contacted about energy related matters. The next stage is to focus on membership from housing associations.
In other news, discussions are ongoing with DCLG and City of York Council about the potential of hosting an ‘Addressing Fuel Poverty’ event, mirroring an event DCLG are running on the south coast.