The Resilience Centre is leading the way- renewable energy projects are changing what is possible
Here in the Forest of Dean the Resilience Centre is working with communities to change and challenge how energy can be produced cheaply and safely.
ST BRIAVELS WIND TURBINE COMMUNITY FUND DONATIONS EXCEED £25k WITH LATEST ALLOCATIONS
The six month period to end of March 2015 was characterised by seasonally high winds at St Briavels and the Community Wind Turbine made good use of the readily available resource. As the local community shares directly in the turnover achieved, this means the six monthly donation to help build community resilience within St Briavels and environs was higher than in the previous round.
The total amount available for allocation at the May meeting of the St Briavels Wind Turbine Community Fund Advisory panel was £10,300.
Award Winning Approach
The Resilient Energy approach is a new, award-winning, community based model that is attracting positive national attention. We believe that the best way to realise renewable energy potential is to develop a fair and equitable relationship between the landowner, the developer and the local community.
Making a Positive Difference
We work in partnership with landowners to deliver investable Community Scale projects designed to help meet (rather than exceed) local energy demand, whilst also making a positive difference to the quality of life and resilience of the communities in which they are based.
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Molly Scott Cato Green MEP for the South West including the Forest of Dean (and Gibraltar) commissioned the Resilience Centre to produce an alternative plan for energy in the South West using renewables.
“The South West has the natural, technological and human resources to bring about a renewable energy revolution. The region can showcase a viable renewable energy mix, creating economic opportunities while protecting our precious environment. As a region, South West England can be totally self-sufficient in energy. We have the capacity to generate this energy in clean, green ways with minimal environmental impact. Fossil fuels and nuclear are a distraction from this clear path.”
The Power to Transform report provides powerful evidence of how different things could be and is apt given the re-hashing of trying to get China to lend funds at insanely lucrative for new Nuclear Power stations at Hinckley in Somerset and Oldbury just across the river from us.