Vince Cable promotes green energy during visit to Burnham area
Vince Cable was one of the special guests lining up to talk community
energy and energy storage near Burnham-On-Sea at the weekend.
part of Green Wedmores 10th anniversary celebrations, the
former Business Secretary was in the area to hear about Wedmore
Community Power Co-Op, who run the nearby non-profit 1MW solar energy
Capener from Bath and West Community Energy was the keynote speaker
who gave a summary of how far community energy has come and where
it may go next.
followed a panel of local energy specialists from Regen SW, Wedmore
Community Power Limited, RSPB and questions from Wedmore Parish
possible next steps discussed on the night were engaging with local
schools, switching to LED street lights, using biofuel from local
nature reserves, greening key local buildings and smart
meter schemes so people are more aware of the energy they are using.
Wedmore chair Steve Mewes said: "The debate has been over for
many years now. 97% of scientists agree that man-made climate change
is a real and present threat."
around the world have endorsed the Paris Climate Summit which is
now being actioned. Everyone can make a difference and the easiest
way is to think about how much electricity or heating you use and
how you can cut back."
Wedmore - formerly the Isle of Wedmore Green Group - was established
in 2006 as an umbrella organisation to co-ordinate, explore and
encourage sustainable living as applies to the Isle of Wedmore.
Anyone who would like to take part in these projects can contact
Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org