Many of us have felt that the government has forgotten any objectives for improving sustainable living. When we started our solar farms at Chelworth and Braydon there were good incentives for investments as with good returns through the Feed in Tarif and other purchasing agreements. The incentives have since been removed and tariffs adjusted. Planning […]
Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales launched the first State of the Sector Survey on the 24th June 2017. This landmark report collected a vast amount of data from 2016 including community energy generation, energy savings and CO2 reduction projects. As with last year, Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy has provided CEE with information to help […]
The board’s current view At our last AGM in August 2017 the board gave an outline of its views on the long-term financial prospects of your investments. We indicated then that the likely long-term interest rate payable to members (including community fund payments) may not exceed 5% per annum; this is significantly below the 7% […]
Wessex Community Energy Network was launched on 17th April. Anyone interested in the development of Community Energy is welcome to become involved. The network will be a forum to exchanges ideas and experiences and for widening local consciousness about the value of local, community energy. To join the mailing list or to find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The government has produced a new 25 Year Environmental Plan. It sets out the long term plans including for ‘net environmental gain’ in infrastructure and housing development, aspires to reduce avoidable plastics waste, and suggests a new statutory watchdog to oversee environmental decisions and recycling and waste plans. As it says in the Executive Summary: The […]
The provision of significant local community benefits is central to WWCE’s vision. We were pleased to launch the WWCE Community Fund at the 2017 Annual General Meeting. We have now paid a total of £45,000 into the Community Fund, which is administered by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust (WWT) and by a Community Fund Group (CFG) which has been charged […]
Up until now you may have been writing to the Community Share Registry, email@example.com or to me when you have had queries about certificates, payments, transfers, information updates or other issues to do with your shareholding in WWCE. Well now we have re-organised all these functions to one point of contact. From 3rd July Neville […]
Braydon Manor Performance levels exceeded expectations across the wintery months of October, November and December. Over these months the project produced a total output of 610,177kWh – 9.6% above the projects’ target during this time period. While this was partially driven by higher than anticipated irradiation levels, the site also achieved a higher than expected […]