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NOTICE OF CARMARTHENSHIRE ENERGY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016
A General meeting of the Carmarthenshire Energy Limited (CEL) will take place on Friday 29th July 2016
Location: Salem Village Hall, Salem, Nr. Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire SA19 7LY
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
2. Chairman’s Report by Neil Lewis.
3. Secretary’s Report by Roxanne Treacy.
4. Treasurer’s Report by Tom Defis.
Notes of guidance for the General Meeting of the Carmarthenshire Energy Limited on 29th July 2016
1. Non-financial queries to be raised during the meeting should be forwarded in writing in advance to the secretary by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive no later than 10th July 2016.
2 Financial queries to be raised during the meeting should be forwarded in writing in advance to the treasurer by e-mail tdefis@cymorth-cristnogolorg to arrive no later than 10th July 2016.
3. Accommodation in the Village Hall is limited so please advise as soon as practicable your intention to attend or not.
Following the AGM, and as a thank you for your support, you are invited to join us for a light lunch (12:30 - 1:30pm) to celebrate the commissioning of the turbine and a visit to the site for a group photograph.
To book your place and to find out more, please follow this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/carmarthenshire-energy-salem-turbine-open-day-tickets-26155105625
Carmarthenshire Energy conducted the official handover from Enercon of Carmarthenshire's first community-owned 500kw turbine in Salem yesterday.
Carmarthenshire Energy is a Community Benefit Society founded in 2012 following a year of consultation with communities, businesses and councillors. They aim to support community groups and those suffering from fuel poverty and concerned about energy security and climate change; creating renewable energy projects run for people not profit, with any surplus generated reinvested in the local economy.
The Salem turbine is the biggest community owned renewable energy installation in Wales and income generated will go towards a community benefit fund of £1.3m. Including interest being paid to local shareholders, the overall project is likely to be worth nearer £2m for the county.
The group received support from Welsh Government's Ynni Lleol, its predecessor programme Ynni’r Fro, Renew Wales and project managers Seren Energy. They are currently running a community share offer inviting the public to invest in the scheme.
Chairman Neil Lewis said: “After raising a pleasing £350,000 through the first month-long Share Offer in November, we are now aiming to raise £640,000. As before, there will be a generous return on investment (5.6% IRR) as well as potential tax reliefs with the new Personal Savings Allowance scheme.
The more money we can raise through community shares to cover the cost of the project, the less we have to borrow and more will remain in the community pot. We have set the entry level low at £100 to enable as many people to invest and benefit as possible.”
The Carmarthenshire Energy share offer closes on July 11th 2016. For more details, visit: www.carmarthenshireenergy.org.uk
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Great news today as more positive attitude revealed by UK to renewables:
Check out the new South West Wales Time Credits brochure - you can now spend your time credits with Carmarthenshire Energy.
Time Credits work on a simple hour-for-hour basis: for every hour you give to your community you earn one Time Credit, which you can then spend on an activity of your choice.
You can give time in ways that match your skills and interests, and spend your Time Credits with our diverse range of fantastic partners across the UK who offer everything from swimming to learning a language.
Time Credits make a sustainable difference to a range of organisations across the community, housing, health, care and school sectors. They are proven to increase the number of people involved in the community and are able to help sustain that involvement over time, bringing about a range of transformative outcomes.
If you're not already signed up, you should be!
Key global figures have been addressing the climate change summit - COP21 - this week in Paris, aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change.
Whilst negotiators from 195 countries try to reach a deal within two weeks aimed at reducing global carbon emissions, the people of Carmarthenshire have been doing their bit to combat climate change by investing in a community-owned wind turbine project
A local community energy organisation has raised an astonishing £343k in less than a month through a community share offer for the project. Carmarthenshire Energy is a not-for-profit community benefit society that works with communities to develop renewable energy projects, implement energy efficiency measures and tackle fuel poverty.
They offered people the opportunity to invest in a £1.5m wind energy project in Salem. The scheme will also benefit the wider community of Carmarthenshire as surpluses, predicted to be in excess of £2m over the life of the project, will be reinvested by Carmarthenshire Energy in the county.
Chair of Carmarthenshire Energy, Neil Lewis says:
“We have been delighted and overwhelmed by the response to the Share Offer.
Despite the challenges community energy has encountered in the last few months, this has proven to us that there is massive support for what we do. Over half of the investment has come from within Wales and the majority of that has come from within Carmarthenshire.
Many cited the need to combat climate change as the reason for their investment, rather than the generous returns offered, which we found immensely encouraging. People are definitely more aware that we all need to do something if we are going to be able to look future generations in the eye with pride, not guilt.
We will be running a similar Share Offer early next year, so watch this space!”
To find out more about Carmarthenshire Energy or to register your interest in future share offers, please contact email@example.com or call 01267 616 333
Carmarthenshire Energy Limited would like to invite you to the Renew Wales: West Wales Regional Event 2015 in St Peter’s Civic Hall, Carmarthen on Tuesday 17th November.
There will be both drop-in sessions and a lunchtime presentation and buffet (booking essential).
You can expect a range of interesting exhibitors, speakers, short films and interactive presentations and get to know more about the work of Renew Wales and Carmarthenshire Energy and our Community Share Offer.
Please follow this link for more details or to book a place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/renew-wales-west-wales-regional-event-2015-tickets-17428865205
Here's a short vid introducing our soon-to-launch share offer and some of our organisation.
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