Molly Scott Cato MEP in Bristol recently with solar panels

The Power to Transform the South West

Avalon Community Energy cordially invite you to a Public Meeting for the launch of a new report from The Resilience Centre:

‘The power to transform the South West’

How to meet the region’s energy needs through renewable energy generation

The event is to be held on Friday July 10th at Glastonbury Town Hall, Somerset, from 6pm. The event will feature a panel discussion with Molly Scott Cato, the Green MEP for South West England, and a host of other energy experts from the region. The panel will be looking at the energy future of our area as the ever looming threat of Hinckley Point C renewal grows, which in turn effects the availability of the energy grid for access by renewable energy projects of all kinds.

The Panel:

Molly Scott Cato – Green MEP for SW England

Molly is an economist and writer who has campaigned for green politics all her adult life. She studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University and later gained a doctorate in economics from Aberystwyth.
Aside from her work as an economist Molly’s areas of special interest include land ownership and food production; renewable energy, especially when it is owned by local communities; co-operatives and self-managed firms; and issues concerned with peace and opposing nuclear weapons and nuclear power.

Andrew Clarke – The Resilience Centre

The Resilience Centre (a social purpose business who assist Landowners, Communities, Businesses, and others by delivering practical, economic, sustainable solutions to increase Resilience to the effects of climate change and resource depletion.) MSc Environmental Engineering BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Geology. Andrew is a technical environmental, business and land management consultant combining knowledge of environmental systems science with commercial expertise; He has broad ranging experience, and practical knowledge of climate change adaptation and sustainable resource management including renewable energy, agroforestry and eco building. Andrew brings technical and commercial excellence to The Resilience Centre and leads on realising practical sustainable solutions.

Sonya Bedford – Head of Renewable Energy, Stephens Scown Solicitors

Sonya’s strengths lie in dealing with wind farms, wind turbine acquisition, solar pv (domestic and commercial) Anaerobic Digestion, Biomass and Hydro. Sonya is also experienced in dealing with Grid Connection agreements and issues, funding of renewable energy projects and dealing with the EPCs and O&M Agreements for these sites.

Tom Hathway – South West Young Greens, University of Plymouth

Tom is one of the region’s Co-Conveners, coordinating local groups. He was part of the founding group that organised South West Young Greens. He is currently in his fourth and final year at the University of Plymouth, where he studies Biological Sciences and sits on the Union Executive Committee of the students union with Environment & Sustainability as his remit.

Chaired by Jon Cousins, Deputy Mayor of Glastonbury Town Council

Hosted by Avalon Community Energy and Molly Scott Cato MEP

ACE Website: www.avaloncommunityenergycoop.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AvalonCommunityEnergy

MEP Website: www.mollymep.org.uk
Twitter:@MollyMEP
Tel: 01179166598
e-mail: office@mollymep.org.uk

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