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.
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...
Falmouth University students have designed the future – or some aspects of it at least. The students, supported by Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network, worked with local people to develop ideas to improve life and business using superfast broadband technology and turn the ideas into designs. Their projects are now on display at WREN’s Energy Shop in Wadebridge.Read more...
75 children from primary schools in the Wadebridge area seized the opportunity to design WREN’s new Wr5 note.Read more...