WREN and Wadebridge Chamber of Commerce

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WREN

The Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) is a social enterprise with three aims:

  • Establish a low carbon economy within this North Cornwall town and its surrounding parishes (a population of some 10,000 individuals).
  • Invest the benefits within the locality.
  • Subject the process to rigorous evaluation.

The community of Wadebridge and surrounding villages are entitled to benefit from their own natural energy resources and subsequent production, rather than the traditional model of large companies profiting outside of the town, the county of Cornwall, or even outside of the UK.

WREN has been designed as an exemplar to facilitate the wider implementation of the low carbon economy in similar populations within the UK, Europe and beyond

Their web site can be found here.

Our Purpose

The community of Wadebridge and surrounding villages are entitled to benefit from their own natural energy resources and subsequent production, rather than the traditional model of large companies profiting outside of the town, the county of Cornwall, or even outside of the UK.

WREN is a social enterprise that aims to encourage residents of the town of Wadebridge in Cornwall and its surrounding villages, to consider the collective power of working together as a community.

By approaching reduced carbon emissions and renewable energy use as a whole town, rather than individually, substantial reductions can be made in the cost of implementation with the added bonus that it can produce further benefits for the community at large.

It is our desire to see a proportion of revenue generated by renewable energies to remain within our community.

We anticipate generating an income to be paid to a Wadebridge community trust fund in excess of £300,000 a year.

National targets for reduced carbon emissions cannot be met unless change occurs in the use and generation of energy in entire communities.

WREN are implementing and evaluating this rigorous programme of carbon reduction in a defined population of 10,000 people in order to increase understanding of the barriers and pathways to success.

The outcomes of this programme are designed to be generalizable to the wider implementation of the low carbon economy.

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