Energy in focus at Porthcawl meeting

Sunday, 2 April 2017

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Sustainable Wales will hold a public meeting at the Grand Pavilion (Stage door) at 7.30pm on Thursday, April 6 and council candidates are being urged to attend.

The event will include guest speakers from Community Energy Wales, RENEW Wales, Cardiff University, IWA-Institute Welsh Affairs, and Bridgend Council.

Organiser, Margaret Minhinnick, said:?“Local energy will be a big part of our future. Look around, there are wind turbines and solar panels everywhere. The world is changing and renewable energy helping drive that change. Wales and the UK lag far behind our European neighbours and some states in the USA regarding local energy production.

“The meeting is being organised to discuss how some communities are taking back control of their energy systems and thus consider the potential of Porthcawl and Bridgend establishing community owned local renewable energy companies. A step towards local economic renewal.”

The scene will be set by a viewing of the film ‘Shine a Light’ which suggests that more support should be forthcoming. The Porthcawl film was premiered in Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff and was produced and directed by Sustainable Wales and supported by Community Energy Wales. http://www.sustainablewales.org.uk/shine-light

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