New Year energy boost

Solar PanelsAs announced in last month’s newsletter, we are launching the Transition Redhill Energy Group this month.

The aim of the Energy Group is to help establish more sustainable use and supply of energy in and around Redhill, to minimise our contribution to climate change and improve our local resilience in the face of diminishing supplies of cheap and accessible fossil fuels. (And reducing our reliance on the Big Six energy companies and their annual well-above-inflation price rises wouldn’t hurt either.)

The Energy Group will have two goals:

  1. To reduce the amount of energy we use.
  2. To generate as much of our energy as possible locally using renewable technology.

There is much we can do as a community, from eco-refurbishment of our homes and buildings, to encouraging more sustainable construction of our new buildings, to generating our own energy from renewable and low carbon sources. This will mean working with individuals, community groups, businesses, policy makers and other organisations, to help turn vision into practical reality.

The Energy Group launch meeting will be on Tuesday 28 January (see below). Please feel free to get in touch beforehand if you have ideas that you would like to discuss at the meeting – or just come along.

Bryn Truscott

When: Tuesday, 28 January 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: The Garland, 5 Brighton Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6PP (Map) (We will be in the function room at the back of the pub)

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