Time for relection
10:36am Thursday 12th September 2013 in Letters
AS CHAIRMAN of Awel Deg/Fair Wind cooperative, it is heartening to see the recent letters that take a more reasonable and wideranging view of the part that renewables have to play in our future energy mix.
Along with the messages of support for what we are trying to achieve that I have received personally, it’s encouraging to see that there is a willingness to look at new ways to meet our need for electricity locally.
For Awel Deg, it is a time for reflection. We realise that we need to encourage a wider community debate about how we might make best use of the sources of energy we have locally, so we will be organising a series of public events that bring people to Cardigan who have set up successful community renewable energy schemes, so that we can learn from their experience.
These will cover technologies such as anaerobic digestion, solar PV, microhydro and small-scale wind, all of which we believe we might harness locally for the benefit of all of us.
On Saturday, September 21, Small World Theatre in Cardigan are holding a Sustainability Day that includes a discussion ‘Community Ownership of our Energy Needs – Fracking Hell!” at which we will continue this debate.
As a group, Awel Deg continues to meet regularly and anyone who is interested is welcome to join us to help create a brighter future for Cardigan and future generations.
David Gillam Chairman Awel Deg/Fair Wind Cooperative.