We're in today's Edinburgh Evening News!
And the Scotsman - see http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/wind_project_breezes_its_way_to_competition_final_1_1973210
We're in today's Edinburgh Evening News!
We’re through to the final round!
Out of nearly 1,000 participating projects from across the UK, we're in the final few that might win funding from Energyshare! We stand to win up to £80,000 towards the project. Please vote for us between 15 November and 3 December.
We are producing a set of Frequently Asked Questions for those who are interested in finding out ore about the project and how it is progressing. These will be available soon on the PEDAL & Greener Leith websites at www.pedal-porty.org.uk or www.greenerleith.org
How the Public Vote will work
There are 3 categories of project: small, medium and large. Energyshare members can vote once in each category. The categories are based on how much funding groups applied for – PEDAL & Greener Leith’s project is in the medium category.
Please note that being a supporter is not the same as voting! All supporters must still place their votes. Winners will only be judged on numbers of votes, not numbers of supporters.
Spread the word
You may also want to ask your friends, colleagues and neighbours if they can vote for us, by forwarding this mail, adding the Energyshare widget (available to the right hand side of this page) to your website site, or through your Facebook page or Twitter.
They can then sign-up to the energyshare site and go straight to the voting page. Anyone who is over the age of 13 years of age can sign up to energyshare (but if they are under 18 years of age, they need a parent or guardian’s permission).
Anyone can register on energyshare and place their votes up until the deadline - 5pm on the 3rd December.
A huge thanks you to all our supporters. We’re really pleased to have got this far, and we couldn’t have done it without your help!
Hi there folks,
We're in the last 6 days of 'voting' and to have a good chance of getting funding if we've got high enough support.
If you can email 5 friends and family and ask them to click on our project that would be brilliant! We're currently 2nd - click on 'Groups', then on 'most followers' to see where we stand - but were 1st a moment ago!
With wind it all depends on where you are. We've had wind monitoring for the last 3 months and the site is looking excellent!
Meanwhile we're sorting through the million legal, practical and financial aspects, as well as embarking on community consultation, based on the fact that we all use electricity and so we are asking people (i) where would you like your electricity to come from? and (ii) where would you like the profits from the production of that electricity to go?
It's hard work, it's all volunteer time, we're doing great - we could really do with that extra push . . . then the first community owned urban turbine can happen and the possibilities are endless . . . . !
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to support the project so far. Since the launch on Friday 3 June we've become the 3rd most popular project on the Energyshare site, which is great news!
We do still need more supporters to be assured of winning funding though, so please invite your facebook friends and twitter followers to support us, if you haven't done so already. There are lots of tools to invite supporters on the project page:
The project was covered in the Edinburgh Evening News today (Tuesday 7 June). Unfortunately the online version doesn't include the artists impression of the turbine, but we'll be posting that up here soon. The article is on page 12 of the paper version and is online here:
The Evening News leader also supported the project, saying "This is just the kind of innovative thinking that is needed to meet Scotland's energy needs and protect the planet." We're delighted to have their support:
Lastly, some people have been asking where exactly we're planning to put the turbine. Well the initial feasibility study has suggested that the eastern-most corner of the Seafield Waste Water Treatment Plant is best. Here's the approximate location:
Many thanks again for your support, and please continue to invite friends and family to support us too!
Many thanks to everyone who's signed up to support the group since our launch yesterday (Friday 3 June). We've added some photos to the profile page since yesterday.
The campaign launch got some good media coverage including on STV local:
...and was discussed on BBC Radio Scotland Newsdrive with Justin Kenrick from PEDAL:
http://bbc.in/j3avRw (listen from 1:41:30)
...and has been covered on a number of blogs including Bright Green Scotland:
Thanks again to everyone who's signed up and please remember to invite all your friends to do likewise! You can use this short link which gets straight to our project page: