Homeowners comparing energy prices in Lancashire could be encouraged by plans to launch an energy efficiency scheme in the region.
Wind turbine construction has been proposed for land around Blackpool, while more widespread home insulation and use of energy-saving light bulbs will also be encouraged, reports the Blackpool Gazette.
In addition to working towards reducing energy prices for regional homeowners, authorities are planning to cut carbon emissions by 30 per cent over the next decade in a bid to tackle local flooding and other perceived effects of global warming.
Dr John Collins, north area manager for the Environment Agency and chairman of regional organisation the Lancashire partnership, told the paper: "We're looking for people on a local level to do their bit - car sharing, using low-energy light bulbs and insulating their homes."
Lancashire is seen as an ideal location to take advantage of renewable energy techniques, while local authorities in Blackpool have stressed the long-term benefits of energy efficiency.
The Institute for Public Policy Research recently stressed the importance of developing offshore wind farms to reduce Britain's carbon footprint, according to the Press Association.
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