with Nicola Corrigan, Paul Rogers, Gwen de Groot
Location: Village Hall
How can we better provide energy solutions within our local community and ensure the profits stay in the local economy?
How can we use leading edge technology to enable off grid living to be more comfortable and sustainable?
How can the use of innovative heating solutions from renewable sources make off grid homes warmer and greener into the 21st century?
Come along for an three-way presentation and talk on all the above subjects from your local Community Energy group 361 Energy CIC’to find out more.
There will also be an interactive and kid friendly green energy installation drop-in running through the festival. Come and find us and find out how you can be more involved in local sustainable energy opprtunities.
Nicola Corrigan has over 15 years experience as a sustainability and environmental management practitioner working in both the private and public sectors. She has worked with organisations to transform and influence strategic, operational and management practices to improve environmental, carbon management and corporate responsibility performance. Nicola is currently the Director of Forward Sustainability and a lecturer at Petroc College in Barnstaple on the Foundation Degree in Sustainable Resource Management. She is also a Trustee of the North Devon Environment Trust.
Paul is a Director and one of the founding members of 361 Energy CIC. He is currently a Technical Project Development Co-ordinator with fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA). Prior to that he taught renewable energy courses on the Foundation Degree in Sustainable Resource Management at Petroc in Barnstaple and was the Technical Manager at Green Deal Installations. He studied Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. He later completed a PhD associated with erosion-corrosion in coal fluidized bed boilers and carried out post-doctoral research at Cambridge for Rolls Royce and British Coal. More recently he retrained in renewable energy with the Open University.
Gwen de Groot
Gwen is a Director and Energy Advisor for 361 Energy CIC. She trained with the School for Social Entrepreneurs in 2014 in socio-environmental entrepreneurship with a view to using renewable energy to keep energy locally owned and generated and use the profits for social good. Since then she has involved in developing solar and wind power projects for community ownership. More recently working on 361 Energy’s fuel poverty intervention project “361 EMPOWER”, Gwen is passionate about social business and alternative economics.