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Renewables in Community Contexts
One day conference
at The Open University
Tuesday 15th November 2005,
The Berrill Theatre, The Open University,
From 9.30amRegistration and coffee
10.30amSession 1:Renewables and Planning.
Chair: Prof. Andy Blowers (OU) Introduction
Study: Colin Palmer (Wind Prospect)
– Fenland Green Investments and local ownership of renewables
- What mainstream developers can do to involve the public.
10.50amPlanning: Dave Toke (University of Birmingham) - UK: What are key factors which influence wind power
Joyce Loring (ex SPRU) - How
locally inspired projects utilize local social networks to improve
the chances of planning consent.
11.20am2. Sylvia Breukers (University of Amsterdam) - NIMBYism and comparisons between The Netherlands and
11.35am3. Patrick Devine-Wright (DeMonfortUniversity) - analysis of NIMBYism
Andrea Davies from Campaign
to Protect Rural England (CPRE).
12.00Stephen Ward, Centre For Sustainable Energy: Enhancing Community Benefits from large-scale wind
Session 2:Community Involvement.
Chair: Prof. Dave Elliott (OU)
EU successes - Dave Toke
EU Case Studies:
from North Germany, who will focus on a new locally owned 50MW project and discuss German
local ownership in general.
2. Local ownership in Denmark: Soren Hermansen from Samsoe, Denmark- wind, biomass and solar (plus OU video- 10 mins).
3. Dirk Kestelen, from Germany who will talk about farmer
ownership and ‘burgerwindparks’
Session 3:UK Case Studies
of success in planning for local ownership.
Chair: Dr Dave Toke
3.35pmGeraint Davies: The Moel Maelogen project - how local
ownership helped get us planning consent, and plans to give opportunities
to the public to invest in the project.
Adam Twine: The Westmill
Wind Co-operative – the campaign for co-operative clean energy.A locally inspired project that will be owned
by local people through a public share offer.
Proposals and problems:
1.Helen Davies:Awel Aman Tawe community
co-operative proposal - where are we now?
Biomass at Winkleigh – Problems and prospects in local planning
for biomass energy.
Georgina Wong (BWEA).
The Open University,Walton
Hall can be reached by train from Milton Keynes Central - Virgin trains
from Euston take 35-40 mins, then a taxi to the OU, which takes 5-10
mins. Or by car from the M1 Junction 13 or 14.Aim for Walton Hall. There is free parking available on the
OU site, near the BerrillBuilding, which, in addition to the Berrill Theatre, also
houses the OU Visitors Centre. Maps and more detailed directions are
available on the OU webpage: http://www3.open.ac.uk/contact/locations.aspx#hq
will be followed in January by ‘Integrating
Renewables into the Energy System’, another one-day conference
at the OU
The two new Open University text books from T206, the OU course on
'Energy for a Sustainable Future', are now available in good bookshops.
They are co-published with Oxford University Press and can be ordered
direct from them on line:
EERU's web site on UK energy projects, produced originally for the World
Summit on Sustianable Development, is a useful source of information
, contacts and ideas on sustainable energy'.
The site is at: www.energyprojects.co.ukFull
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and our own Current List of Electricity
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July 2001 Nuclear
Power - back from the grave? A
compilation of articles from NATTAs journal RENEW
NATTAs bimonthy journal RENEW is dedicated to providing up to
date information of the new renewable and sustainable energy options,
but it has over the years also kept a watching brief on developments
in the nuclear policy and technology area. Given the current
attempt at a nuclear revival, and the ongoing public debate, we felt
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into a compilation, to provide readers and others with an overview of
The edited and updated compilation is 63 pages long
and costs £4 from NATTA (£3 to NATTA members)
NATTAs latest publication, Scuppering
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or £3 to NATTA members) ,as is the 25 min. NATTA video Greening
Electricity on the UK Green Power retail market ( £14.95
or £10 to NATTA members). The Energy Saving Trust said the latter
was a great resource for local authorities, businesses, schools
Also available, the new NATTA report Wind
Power Hydrogen Hybrid Systems and Natural Gas Pipeline System
in Northeast Asia £7, or £4 to NATTA members.
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