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Jean Lambert London's Green MEP

Green MEP celebrates Dalston Print House solar roof

London’s Green MEP, Jean Lambert, today attended the grand opening of Dalston’s first solar installation – at the Print House on Ashwin Road. (1)

The Bootstrap Company has installed the largest solar installation of its kind in London – with the help of European Union funding. (2)

Commenting on the project, Jean said:
“With its new solar roof, the Print House is a fantastic demonstration of a truly green building, which will generate virtually all its own electricity needs. European funding helped make it happen.” (3)

Looking to the future, Jean added:
“With climate change threatening us with freak weather and environmental instability, it’s vital that as much energy as possible is generated by solar and wind power. This is a great start – but we need to speed up progress so we have buildings like this on every street. Greater Government action is needed to make this possible.”


Notes to editors:

1. The Print House is at 18 Ashwin Street, Dalston, Hackney E8 3DL

2. The Bootstrap Company exists to support and facilitate the growth of micro, creative and social enterprises. It is a registered charity and is based at the Print House.

3. The project was part funded by the European Union and the Energy Savings Trust.  Bootstrap has plans to double its solar capacity in a second phase of the project, funding permitting.

4. The grand opening is today, Monday 23 July 2007.