WREN works to raise income from renewable generation for local projects, to help cut energy use (and fuel bills), and to bring the wider economic benefits that come the early adoption of the low carbon economy, including high value employment.
WREN’s own income is directed to those community projects and investments chosen by its members.
WREN has three broad principles:
- WREN is for everyone in the locality, not just for those already concerned with these issues.
- WREN seeks to save and generate energy at a scale that will have a meaningful impact upon the population’s actual consumption.
- WREN subjects itself to rigorous external evaluation.
Vote for locally owned energy
The Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) has applied for two grants from Energyfund Cornwall to make a significant step forward for locally-owned community energy. However, to have a chance of winning them it needs to demonstrate support through on-line voting by its supporters for both projects.
The 5 Wren note made its debut at Wadebridge Museum on 30th July.
The Wren is Wadebridge’s local currency, the only one in Cornwall.Read more...
A £10,000 fund is available for community projects to benefit people living in Wadebridge, St Kew, St Mabyn and Egloshayle.
The money comes from the Middle Treworder Solar Farm under a “Section 106” agreement made when it was given permission to go ahead, and is available as grants to voluntary and not-for-profit organisations and community groups in the area around the solar farm.Read more...