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Members in the News – Hon. Freeman Allister Malcolm.

A glass-making studio has switched to using electric and renewable energy after seeing its annual gas bills increase by more than £70,000.

Glass artist Allister Malcolm said the energy crisis had a “big impact” on ongoing expenses at his studio at Stourbridge Glass Museum.

“Our overheads in the space of a short period of time tripled and then more than doubled again,” he explained.

“So we went from over £12,000 a year in gas to around £84,000 a year in gas.”

Mr Malcolm said the small family-run business had looked into solutions to ensure glass-making could remain a career option for others in the future.

The first thing the studio looked at doing was changing the gas-fired cooling ovens to electric which was a “fairly straight-forward process,” he explained.



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