Sustainable Wales is hoping to establish a local community energy group that will build on the renewable energy work now being undertaken within the county borough.
The first meeting will be held on January 25th 2018, 7pm, The Green Room, above SUSSED, 4/5 James Street, Porthcawl CF36 3BG.
The need for a low carbon future is agreed internationally. Community energy will democratise electricity supply, as highlighted by Sustainable Wales’ earlier Shine a Light campaign.
“Many community groups across the UK are considering how to capitalise on this and create local jobs. However, this isn’t yet happening in Bridgend”, said a Sustainable Wales, spokesperson.
New Community Local Energy Group Bridgend Borough Inaugural Meeting January 25th 7pm The Green Room, above SUSSED 4/5 James Street, Porthcawl CF36 3BG. All welcome.
In September 2017, the Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths announced she wanted Wales to generate 70 per cent of its electricity consumption from renewable energy by 2030.
The Cabinet Secretary also set targets for renewable energy projects to have at least an element of local ownership by 2020 and for at least one Gigawatt of renewable electricity capacity to be locally owned by 2030.
“The group will become involved in Community Energy Wales and the Renew Wales networks, but will need all types of motivated talent as there is much to do and many ways of working, added the spokesperson. “We look forward to a fruitful evening.” more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.