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Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network 8 June, 2011

Posted by Jeremy Rowe in Local Matters, News.
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On the 23rd May the Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) elected its Board of Directors, the next stage in the plan to make the town and surrounding area a national beacon for electricity generation and the reduction of carbon emissions.

I attended the event as an observer and was struck by the level of enthusiasm for an AGM which was essentially just a technical business meeting. Such a display of interest shows how much impact the dedicated group of people who have managed to lift this idea off the ground have had on Wadebridge and the communities around it.

The board of twelve which was chosen at the AGM represents an excellent cross-section of skills and very much looks like a team with the talent to make the Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network a tremendous success. In addition to Stephen Frankel and Jerry Clark – pioneers of this idea – the board members also bring expertise in the fields of planning, accountancy, local government and good old fashioned life experience. They also included Wadebridge Town Council’s youngest ever member, Harriet Wild, who will be leading the group’s efforts with young people. The future looks very bright!

You can read more about WREN at their website here and the excellent Wadebridge People site will continue to give updates on this and other stories from the town and the surrounding parishes. (Thanks to Shayne House for the photo at the top of the page.)

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