Minister backs eco-revolution
Published:  21 May, 2009

NORTH WALES: A government minister has given his backing to a North Wales entrepreneur who is developing a new range of affordable eco-products for homes and businesses. David Hanson has already voiced his strong support for …

an energy-saving revolution at home and work. Now the minister of state for the Ministry of Justice, has visited Allbrite UK’s eco-retail showroom in Mold, North Wales, to find out about solar power, solar hot water systems, energy-efficient under floor heating and domestic wind turbines. 

Allbrite's premises are believed to be the only fully eco retail showroom in the country to be powered by solar generated electricity, with a turf roof providing insulation and solar powered hot water. The store has no heating or lighting costs.

The company's managing director, Russell White, said: “Mr Hanson received a demonstration of our solar power generation system and was interested in just how cheaply such systems can be installed in homes and businesses. 

"Allbrite aims to research and develop cost-effective green products which can be easily incorporated into existing and new buildings. Any Government attempt to encourage consumers to go green has to be accompanied by the sale of affordable, energy-efficient, easy-to-install systems.”

Mr Hanson, the MP for Delyn, North Wales, said: "Having voted to bring in our first ever Climate Change Act, I will continue to promote environmentally sustainable businesses and initiatives to government.”

Mr White added: “We road test all our products to ensure they are robust and meet manufacturer trial claims. We have run a year-long trial of our products on our home in Northop Hall and we cut energy costs by more than 80%. 

"Eco-energy generation has progressed a long way in recent years. Using the modern and efficient products we sell, it takes just three-and-a-half years to re-coup the installation cost.”

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