Artist’s impression of the proposed wind turbine
A unique partnership between two Edinburgh community groups has been established to develop a community owned wind turbine on the coast between Portobello and Leith.
We would really appreciate it if you, your family, neighbours and friends back our bid by clicking on the title in the box on the right to reach the www.energyshare.com website, and registering your support for our turbine project!
PEDAL – Portobello Transition Town and Greener Leith have joined forces to conduct detailed feasibility work on a site within the Seafield Waste Water Treatment Works. Early surveys suggest a wind turbine on this site has the potential to generate enough renewable energy to supply the annual electricity needs of 300‑1300 households, depending on the size of turbine installed. Continue reading
Well over a hundred folk participated …
in a wonderful evening of Salsa lessons & Dancing, a Presentation on Transition by Eva and an inspiring film on Saturday 21st Feb in St Philips Church Hall.
The film — ”The Power of Community’ — about Cuba’s experience of how to deal with Peak Oil (they lost 50% of their oil supply overnight) was followed by a brief but insightful discussion focusing on what we miss by living in a society obsessed with economic growth (a community where people know and trust each other, and have fun) and what we can do about it (have fun building a relocalised economy and community).
Charlotte and Emma did brilliantly to think up the idea and make the evening happen. Thanks also to Joan, Tom, Mary Jane and Alastair for helping out, and to Stewart Weaver, Alec and all at St Philips for allowing us to use their wonderful hall. Thanks to all who came and danced and watched and spoke, and thanks for the generous donations and to all who became members of PEDAL for a £1 …