Politicians in Harrow have called on property developers to make use of renewable energy to help improve the borough’s environment.

Councillors, and Harrow East MP Bob Blackman, spoke at an event organised by Green Square to promote a new renewable energy showroom in Hatch End.

Pupils from Pinner’s Grimsdyke School gave a presentation about the benefits of renewable energy, and the hope is that more and more developers will follow suit.

Cllr Ajay Maru said: “These young children gave an excellent presentation and they are the true ambassadors for science and the technology that is propelling forwards.

“It is amazing how things have progressed along in terms of renewables and using natural resources in generating energy and I wish Green Square every success.”

The Government wants to reduce the ‘greenhouse gas’ effect and shrink the country’s carbon footprint by 80 per cent by 2050 and finding alternative energy sources will contribute towards this.

A spokesperson for Green Square said: “Renewable energy for domestic and commercial properties is a hot topic, which needs increased awareness in our community around the dwindling supplies of gas and oil as well as importance of reducing carbon emissions.”

Mr Blackman agreed with this sentiment and praised the Grimsdyke students for their engagement with the subject.

“It was a pleasure to attend Green Square’s new premises in Harrow to learn about their work,” he said.

“Thanks must also go to the local schoolchildren who gave a brilliant presentation.”