Tim Coombe, the Chair of BABE said, “The study will investigate a range of potential technologies and locations in and around Brampton. Over the next few months we will be inviting contributions fromworking with local people so that, together, we can try to identifyto help us identify a solution or solutions that will enable us to deliver our aspirations to make thehelp our local community become more self- reliant for its future energy supply and also to provide significant community benefits to the Brampton area through generating surplus income from renewable energy generation. Our intention is forWe will be inviting the community to help us decide in due course exactly what form that benefit should take, but it could range from something as modest as starting a small apprentice scheme, to building something as large as a community swimming pool, something that has long been desired in Brampton and could even be powered by the energy project. The scale and success of the energy project will determine how ambitious we can afford to be!”
“The advantages of generating renewable energy locally are that it helps reduce reliance on increasingly scarce and costly fossil fuels, it will lower our collective carbon footprint and it will contribute to making Brampton a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place for our children and grandchildren to live. It doesn’t get much better than that!”
About WRAP and RCEF
WRAP’s vision is a world without waste, where resources are used sustainably. We WRAP works with businesses and individuals to help them reap the benefits of reducing waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficient way. The Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) is a £15 million programme delivered by WRAP and jointly funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC). It supports rural communities in England to develop renewable energy projects which provide economic and social benefits to the community.