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  1. tresoc – Totnes Renewable Energy Society

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    TRESOC was set up by a group of  residents from Totnes and environs who were concerned about the threats of depleting global oil and gas supplies (peak oil) and the impacts of climate change.

    The current Board of Directors represents a positive complement of skills, local knowledge, experience, passion and commitment. They include people with skills that include management, finance, business law, marketing and communications.

    Their projects include wind, solar photovoltaic, anaerobic digestion and tidal power.

    It hasn’t been all plain sailing: their flagship project – for a two wind turbines – was rejected by council planners. Sixteen voted in favour of refusing the scheme, three were in favour and four abstained in the meeting at South Hams District Council.

    TRESOC’s aims are:

    • To develop the profitable supply of energy from renewable resources for the benefit of the community resident within Totnes and 15 surrounding Parishes
    • To ensure the democratic control of the renewable energy resources by the local community through the establishment of an extensive membership of the Society
    • To ensure that the maximum value from development of these resources shall be retained within the local economy.
    • To provide an opportunity for public-spirited people and organisations to contribute financially to the community with the expectation of a social dividend as well as a financial return

     

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