Aims and Objectives

In a world where fuel poverty is a critical and growing problem for ever more households, fossil fuels are an ever diminishing and ever more costly resource.

Carmarthenshire Energy’s aims are driven by the challenges of fuel poverty and climate change.  Our need for heat and electrical power is local and global, as is the need to cut our production of greenhouse gases by consuming fossil fuels.

Our aims are well consulted, as described under background information

While government and business have key roles in delivering change on these issues, we feel that communities have a crucial role and responsibility to meet the challenge too. We also believe that taking that challenge on and planning a future where we own and generate sustainable energy can be a stimulant to creating stronger, more resilient and happier communities.

Although we recognise that energy auditing, and a planned approach to reducing energy use, is the priority in terms of energy efficiency, we see the potential for renewable energy schemes to earn money as a way of securing the resources to deliver those aims.  We can build a brighter, cleaner and wealthier future for our communities, by working together.

 

For the legally minded, Carmarthenshire Energy’s Objects are laid out as follows in our rules:

The objects of the Society shall be to carry on any business for the benefit of the community by the promotion of energy conservation and renewable (low carbon) energy production in the community of Carmarthenshire. Specifically, to achieve this aim by:

  1. Creating a knowledge base for energy production and consumption in Carmarthenshire, providing the basis to map a path of transition to a low carbon economy in line with or ahead of national and international carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets
  2. Creating the opportunities required to maximise local, social ownership of the renewable energy production required to effect that transition.
  3. The Society aims to do this within a partnership of public, private and community based organisations.

The Society shall be non-party in politics and non-sectarian in religion.

 

Our full rules can be accessed by members here otherwise they are available on request.

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