Talybont-on-Usk Energy is getting out there!

Talybont-on-Usk Energy is continuing to spread the word.
Last month saw us talking to the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors, Mid Wales branch. This included a tour of the turbine house and a presentation about the history of the Talybont-on-Usk hydro project.
March also saw the start of the 2009 Borderlines film festival, the biggest film festival in the Midlands. Talybont-on-Usk Energy took part in the festival’s climate change day. The day included a showing of the new film “The Age of Stupid” (www.ageofstupid.net) – I cannot recommend this film enough! The day also included a presentation by Talybont-on-Usk Energy highlighting that it is possible for communities to make a difference.

April started with Talybont-on-Usk Energy talking to a school group that was taking part in the Brecon Beacons National Park education programmes that looks at the sustainability of Talybont-on-Usk and the generation of hydro energy.

This week Talybont-on-Usk Energy was interviewed by Iolo ap Dafydd (Environment Correspondent for BBC Wales) for a feature for the BBC Radio Wales programme: Country Focus. We don’t know yet when the interview will be broadcast so look out for it. The interview will be forming part of a wider feature looking at The Green Valley project (www.thegreenvalleys.org) which is the only Welsh finalist in The Big Green Challenge (www.biggreenchallenge.org.uk) – the project has the opportunity to win £1 million. This money would be used to improve the sustainability of communities within the Brecon Beacons National Park with a particular focus on community owned hydro projects.

So one way or another people are hearing about us and, hopefully, being inspired.

By the way it is not too late to take part in our electric bike trial. We are pretty booked up for the next few weeks but the bikes have more availability later into May and the summer months. For more information see previous blogs below.

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