One of the founding principles of WREN is that it is irresponsible to promote substantial public programmes without evaluating their impact. It is common for interventions to be promoted without coherent underpinning, and too many ungrounded assertions of the benefits of particular strategies are made.
WREN is therefore determined that any subsequent claims of benefit, or areas of failure, are informed by external evidence.
As the academic output grows, and becomes of wider interest, WREN will develop on its website an academic partnership page to describe initiatives, collaborations, and make available published outputs.
In summary, academic partnerships are being expanded to allow WREN to develop, with its academic partners, a broad-based funded evaluation programme, and a distinctive dissemination process of findings to add to debates on the role of community energy schemes, and identify replicable components.
Major award for WREN director
Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network’s Stephen Frankel picked up a top accolade at the 10th annual South West Green Energy Awards on Tuesday, 26th November.Read more...
Wadebridge Energy Futures - Our town, our energy, our choice. What was your view?
Wadebridge people have given a resounding thumbs up to their town recapturing the innovative spirit of earlier years.
WREN Community Fund give-away
Ten local groups have been awarded cash grants totalling £5,000 from the WREN Community Fund give-away.