Category Archives: CommunityEnergy

Spoilt fror choice or not knowing which horse to back… energy conundrum?

Tomorrow I will be a panelist in the Institute of Welsh Affairs event in Bangor University debating ‘Whats the best future energy mix of energy for North Wales and its people’ I’m there representing distributed and community energy. For me the … Continue reading

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Cyd Ynni. Community energy in NW Wales shifting gear. Communities creating jobs. Have a look!

Its been a few years since we created the Cyd Ynni network / consortium in NW Wales. the community energy companies of Ynni Ogwen, Ynni Padarn Peris, Ynni Anafon, Ynni Ocar  and Fferm Moelyci decided to share assets, gain more … Continue reading

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Proud, proud, proud. Community Energy Wales wind turbine project…

Nothing beats doing things. Talking is ok and can change things but achievement in my mind is leaving a legacy (a good one). We are a few days from completion (G59 grid switch on 3rd of August) of this 900kw … Continue reading

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Business rates killing community hydro and some!

Its been a while coming this blog but i have been living the dream of the impact of the business rates revaluation on community hydro. A community hydro we have been working with is in danger of being taxed to … Continue reading

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Generating opportunities

I have been spouting on and on about KW. Well the process of making KW’s with renewables also generates opportunities and not necessarily from the money. Several of the community energy companies I work with are now employing local people … Continue reading

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Best dressed on the COP Carpet

I know this is a blog about sustainable technologies and practical solutions and that many readers are more interested in boiler rooms than boiler suits, but I’ve got Keith’s log-in details (mwahahaha) and am hijacking the blog to bring you … Continue reading

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China, Trump and Paris – fresh off the press

I’ve just spent the last few hours at press conferences in the Chinese and USA pavilions at COP22 and thought I’d do a quick blog update as they were both pretty insightful. Since the outcome of the USA election last … Continue reading

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