Friday, 28 March 2014

Britain’s first ‘fracking village’ shows how to make Zero Carbon Britain a reality

A bold community response to the manage the pressures of energy use verses the impact of fracking.....

"Targeted to be first in a new wave of oil and gas drilling, the sleepy West Sussex village found itself in the eye of the national storm surrounding the push for fracking in the UK.
This year will be different. Keen to see a positive, practical response to the divisive fracking debate, residents have set up a clean-energy co-op called REPOWERBalcombe. The goal: build enough community-owned solar power to match the electricity needs of all 760 homes in the village within 2 years."