PIMBY? PIMBY? Don’t you mean NIMBY? What’s a PIMBY?

“Please in my back yard” is what it means. People who want to see wind farms and solar panel arrays built because of the impact that fossil fuels have had, are having and will have upon the global ecosystem – you know, that thing we rely on to grow food, replenish oxygen, maintain temperatures and just generally stay alive...

12 people. Just 12. That was the number The One Show on BBC last evening (16th Oct) quoted as taking up the ‘Green Deal’ through to completion. The government's programme to encourage energy efficiency measures and provide loan finance to pay for them was, it implied, a failure. Then today (17th Oct) official statistics up to the end of September were released by DECC.

You’d expect an “Energy Shop” located on a main shopping street to be in the business of selling energy, but you’d be wrong. It’s WREN’s public face in Wadebridge, the place to go for advice and help on renewables and energy efficiency, staffed by volunteers. But what actually happens inside? I went to see.

... of the WREN Board Meeting, 1st October 2013*.

WREN has monthly board meetings, which are open to any of the 1001 WREN members to attend. I proved this last Tuesday when I went along, but I was the only one of what you might term the general membership to do so. Even that is being a bit disingenuous, since I went mainly because I’ve taken up doing this blog. I’m sure, though, that more members would be welcome.