Transition Mayfield Energy StrategyTransition Mayfield is conducting a survey of the community's current energy consumption in order to understand what it would be possible to do to help insulate the community from future energy supply reliability issues - which are highly likely in the not so distant future. The national grid’s energy supply is becoming over stretched both by aging infrastructure and a number of power stations that are coming close to the end of their useful life. Energy security is also an issue, as we are becoming ever more dependent on foreign gas and oil supplies.
This volatility in combination with the threats of climate change and the various government commitments to reduce the UK’s carbon emissions all lead to the increasing desire of individuals and communities to take control of their own energy supplies. If the community were to take a lead then there are ample opportunities for benefit. These can come from:
- security of supply;
- financial insulation against future cost increases;
- significant economic gains for the community itself;
- potential self-funding grant scheme
- environmental benefits.
- the total number of residents and households;
- the number of local farms and businesses.
For more information contact Derek O'Connor (Wildlife Splash) firstname.lastname@example.org