A MEETING in Winchester next month will hear how people can unite to set up renewable energy projects.

Winchester Action on Climate Change and Friends of the Earth are holding the meeting on November 13 to discuss community-owned energy projects.

The workshop will be at 7.45pm at the United Church, Jewry Street.

The speaker, Howard Johns, founded an energy co-operative project Ovesco in Lewes three years ago. Last year he set up Britain’s first community-owned solar power station, by installing photo-voltaic panels on the roof of a local brewery.

Ovesco produces reliable income from which interest can be paid to investors plus financial rewards which are returned into the community.
In 2013 WinACC will hold open meetings on the first Saturday of odd months and practical eco-workshops on the second Tuesday of even months.
All events are free and open to all. Their website www.winacc.org.uk has details of all their coming events.