Going Back to the Future
Wadebridge in Cornwall wants to be Britain's first community renewables-powered town.
Its an impressive ambition. "The plan is to reach 30% local renewable electricity by 2015 and of course 100% eventually," says Stephen Frankel, Chair of the board of Directors of WREN (Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network).
"People don't realise how recent the phenomenon of relying on imported energy is. Wadebridge used to have its own electricity supply company and gas works. We're just going back to the Future, though now we can complement central energy systems with local, clean energy."
(Taken from Good Energy - Good News Summer 2012)