In January 2014 the Coalition government announced its Community Energy Strategy. At the same time Calderdale Council’s Cabinet voted to accept proposals for the Council to set up a community benefit society, Calderdale Community Energy, in partnership with local third sector organisations like Hebden Bridge Alternative Technology Centre and Pennine Community Power.
The aim is to support the development of community renewable energy projects in Calderdale.
On Monday 27th January, Calderdale Council Cabinet will decide on a proposal to invest £10K of Calderdale Council money in obtaining the legal and financial advice needed to set up an Industrial and Provident Society (aka a Community Benefit Society) that will develop community renewable energy projects across Calderdale.
Around 50 people attended the Blackshawhead Environmental Action Team social last Saturday at the Newdy in Colden, and raised £455 for the insulation of the Chapel
Photo credit Craig/Bluplanet Photo
BEAT offered thanks to the people who donated prizes for the raffle, and to Newdy for feeding everyone.
At this very moment (7.30pm) Pennine Community Power, an offshoot of Blackshaw Environmental Action Team, is launching their community shares offer at the New Delight in Colden.