The next meeting of the NHTT’s Energy Group will begin a public discussion about locally-owned renewable energy in our area. NHTT recognises that it is better to begin the discussion now, rather than have developments happen on our doorstep, in which the community has no part.
Therefore NHTT is exploring the idea of an Energy Co-operative that is owned by members of the community. The community invests, and community benefits from the revenue & profits generated. Typically, individual members can invest between £250 and up to £20,000.
Energy 4 All are the organisation in Britain that has pioneered co-operative ownership of renewables, with examples all over the UK including 4 already up and running in Scotland; at Boyndie near Banff, near Fort Augustus in the Great Glen, on the Isle of Skye and at Kilbaur near Golspie.
The meeting will host Energy 4 ALL man Paul Phare. Paul will present the work of Energy 4 All in promoting and enabling community-based energy cooperative projects and we will discuss how their approach might work in our area.
When & Where
Monday 21st May 2012 at 7.45pm. Letham Village Hall
All members of the community
http://www.energy4all.co.uk/ for more info
Paul’s visit is being financially supported by Co-operative Development Scotland