Lewes-based company Ovesco has been chosen to help other community groups in Sussex develop their own solutions to the growing climate change threat.
In the wettest winter since records began, 15 communities – many of them Transition Towns (which appropriately met to form an umbrella group last September) – are participating in a scheme funded by the Community Energy Peer Mentoring Fund (CEPM).
Ovesco has secured £50,000 with West Sussex County Council providing match funding as part of the Sussex Energy Saving Partnership (SESP). The money will be used to help set up new non-profit energy co-operatives. Ovesco’s pioneer work in this area is the reason why the company was chosen to lead the project.