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Oxford Friends of the Earth    

Time to ‘Run On Sun’

Local energy innovators to speak at public meeting

Oxford green energy ‘pioneers’ will be speaking at a public meeting tonight, Thursday June 19th.

They are people working on three of Oxfordshire’s most innovative energy projects:

  • Adam Twine, a farmer from Watchfield, whose land is home to the  highly successful Westmill Wind Farm and Solar Park, a cooperatively-owned venture;
  • Barbara Hammond, who led development of the new Osney Lock Hydro-electric scheme and is Director of the Oxford Low Carbon Hub;
  • Moira Dorey, a Parent Governor at Cherwell School, who will describe how the new solar power system at the school was developed and the benefits to the school.

The meeting is at the Oxford Baptist Hall, Bonn Square, Oxford at 7pm and is hosted by Oxford Friends of the Earth.

They will be joined by speakers including

  • Fiona Booth, the new head of Community Energy, at the Dept. of Energy and Climate Change,
  • Friends of the Earth’s national campaign manager, Quentin Given, and
  • Oxford City Council’s Environment Manager, Jo Colwell.

Oxford FoE member, Chris Church, who will chair the event, said: “this will be a unique chance for anyone to hear about how community-run energy projects are making a difference in Oxfordshire and across the UK. We are pleased to have the government’s new head of Community Energy speaking alongside our local experts. This is the exciting start of a major new programme.”

The meeting is one of the main events in Oxford Low Carbon Week.

For more information or to speak with one of the presenters contact: Chris Church: 07710 409590

 

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