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Help us crank up the heat for FC United energy scheme

As part of our proposals for our own ground in Moston, we want to develop a district heating system that will benefit not only our stadium but other organisations in the area too.

Our ambition is to implement a system that would re-use the heat produced in electricity production, to heat buildings near the stadium. The system would be very energy efficient, potentially offering energy savings of up to 30 per cent and giving us and our neighbours cheaper energy prices.

We are exploring doing this through the setting up of an energy supply company, and work with neighbouring organisations to ensure they can be partners in the scheme and enjoy cheaper bills, while having input into how it works.

Once established, we would look to extend this scheme to homes near the stadium - and so put FC United at the heart of a community partnership scheme that provides cheaper energy to potentially hundreds of people in Moston.

Of course this all depends on getting the necessary permission to develop our ground in Moston. But there is an organisation that could help us with funding for our scheme. And we want to get involved with it now, to bid for money and hopefully get part of the budget in place to implement our energy plan, should our proposal for Moston get the green light.

This organisation is energyshare. energyshare is currently searching for inspiring renewable energy projects across Britain for the trial round of funding and FC United of Manchester has already registered to be considered for a share of the pot.

However, a public vote will decide which groups go forward to the next round and this is where we need your help.

Please visit www.energyshare.com to register with the energyshare website you will need to do this to vote.

Then please visit our profile page to support our bid: www.energyshare.com/mostoncommunityenergyshare

We need to amass hundreds of votes as soon as possible to progress, so please support our bid and spread the word.

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First Posted ~ 18:53 Tue 5 Jul 2011
News ID ~ 3634
Last Updated ~ 18:53 Tue 5 Jul 2011