Press release
Balcombe: Fracking village to go solar

Welcoming news today (27 March 2014)  that residents in Balcombe, the Sussex village at the centre of the fracking debate, have formed their own renewable power company with the long-term aim of providing all of its electricity needs, Brenda Pollack, South East Campaigner, Friends of the Earth said:

“Balcombe showed how unpopular the Government’s pursuit of fossil fuels is when it became the focus for the anti-fracking movement last year.
 
“People don’t need to accept risky fracking on their doorsteps. It’s great to see community energy initiatives like this that enable local residents to produce their own clean and safe power, and earn themselves an income too.”

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Notes to editors:
1. Fracking-protest village Balcombe to go solar | Times £: http://thetim.es/OVONiP
2. REPOWERBalcombe: http://www.repowerbalcombe.com/

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