Wales Co-operative Centre

Canolfan Cydweithredol Cymru

Seminar – Renewable Energy for Community Assets and Enterprises

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Sharing good practice and skills between Scotland and Wales

4th July 2011 Ebbw Vale Institute and Cultural Centre, Church Street, Ebbw Vale NP23 6BE

Community Asset Development and the transfer of assets to community ownership continues to move up the agenda in Wales and across the UK. The main focus to date has been on assets, in the form of land or buildings, as a base for community or social enterprises and services and income generation to underpin their financial sustainability.

But what about the potential of ‘natural assets‘, particularly in the form of Renewable Energy sources, that can also support community asset development and enterprise, tackle climate change, generate income and community re investment and build community resilience?

Pioneering and emerging good practice in Scotland and Wales, related to Renewable Energy and particularly wind farms, is linking these enterprising networks and approaches together to secure new community asset ownership and generate energy and income that is reinvested in building sustainable communities.

This seminar (supported under the Social Enterprise Support Project) will focus on learning from and sharing practical knowledge and skills with development trusts and other social and community enterprises from Scotland.

Network with and hear from a wide variety of communities, practitioners and approaches from the Isle of Gigha, Neilston and Huntly Development Trusts, Ekopia Resource Exchange, DTA Scotland, Community Energy Scotland and from Wales , Peter Davies, Sustainable Future Commissioner, Ecodyfi, Arts Factory, Cwmclydach community hydro ,Awel Aman Tawe, the Energy Saving Trust Ynni’r and DTA Wales.

Seminar Facilitators, Speakers and Case Studies are experienced practitioners and advisers.

Who should attend?

Social and community enterprises, development trusts, community energy and sustainable development practitioners, housing organisations, community first partnerships, local authorities and other public bodies, private sector energy companies, support organisations and funders.

For further information & booking forms for the seminar, contact DTA Wales on info@dtawales.org.uk or telephone 02920 19 0260.

Written by C Kenzie

June 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm

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