RENEWABLE ENERGY

There are many different ways of generating energy from renewable sources -wind, water, sunlight and waste. This is not just restricted to people having these installed in their homes. There are organisations that offer advice and support to community energy co-operatives.

Acre Community Guide To Renewable Energy

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A practical guide for communities who want to produce their own clean, green energy
http://www.acre.org.uk/our-work/climate-change/renewable-energy

Green Electricity Marketplace

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GEM is one of the leading switching websites for green electricity tariffs. We only deal with green tariffs and as specialists in this field, we offer a distinctive perspective on how ‘green’ each tariff really is.
http://www.greenelectricity.org/index.php

Hereford Hydro

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Herefordshire Hydro is a group of people living in Herefordshire and the Marches of Wales who are interested in generating some of their electricity from the power in the streams and rivers and through reviving old mill sites.
www.herehydro.weebly.com/index.html

Herefordshire Council Anaerobic Digestion Advice

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Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is a natural process which uses bacteria in tanks to break down effluent. It produces 'bio-gas' (primarily methane), heat and 'digestate' (residue).
www.herefordshire.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/development-control/waste-development/what-are-the-advantages-of-developing-an-ad-plant-on-my-farm/

Herefordshire Council Renewable Energy Advice and Support

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Herefordshire Council offer free advice and support for micro-renewables projects ranging from general information on technologies (wind, solar etc.) and their feasibility to possible financial projections and information around Feed in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive schemes.
beta.herefordshire.gov.uk/environmental-protection/conservation-and-sustainability/renewable-energy/

Microgeneration Certification

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Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is an internationally recognised quality assurance scheme, supported by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. MCS certifies microgeneration technologies used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources.
http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/

Sharenergy Co-Operative

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Sharenergy is a not-for-profit co-operative which helps communities find, build and own renewable energy generation. We are currently working with hydro power, wind, biomass, biogas and solar projects from our base in the Marches and throughout the UK. We always work closely with community groups and aim to fill in the gaps in their knowledge and capabilities. The main services we offer are: site finding and initial assessment; landowner engagement; business modelling; co-op setup and administration; share offers; technical, regulatory and installation advice; co-op administration and training and events.
www.sharenergy.coop

UK Climate Impacts Programme

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UKCIP supports adaptation to the unavoidable impacts of a changing climate. We coordinate and influence research into adapting to our changing climate, and encourage organisations to use our tools and information to help them consider their climate risks and how to adapt.
http://www.ukcip.org.uk/about-ukcip/