Lighting the Future
Memorial Hall, Mayfield
Saturday 24 January, 2.00 pm
Transition Mayfield is considering the exciting and quite feasible possibility of a renewable energy project in Mayfield. The Government considers that clean renewable energy generated at community level is beneficial both to the community and to the wider environment and are financially backing such schemes.
By reducing dependence on fossil fuel based energy generation communities can secure future energy supply, gain prevention from rising fuel costs and duties and reduce the risk of fuel poverty. Income from renewable projects can be used to provide benefits to the community, create jobs and promote social cohesion. The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have a Rural Community Energy Fund to help rural communities to benefit economically and socially from renewable energy projects.
We are seeking to establish whether there would be support for a renewable energy project in this community. The speakers at the meeting will include Ollie Pendered of Community Energy South and Sarah James Wright from Forest Row Energy, both of whom have first-hand experience of such projects. By the end of the meeting we expect to be better informed about what a renewable energy project might entail and what benefits might flow from it.
See also......Transition Mayfield's own article on Fracking which contains a collection of information and references to help raise awareness and inform people about the main issues.
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Date of next meeting: tbc, Rose & Crown
Last updated: 22 January 2015