Sheffield Renewables need your support to help realise more renewable energy in Sheffield!

ONE DAY left to vote for Sheffield Renewables to win £100,000. They’re through to the energyshare Finals, a national funding competition where everyone can vote for them to receive a £100,000 grant towards the scheme. They need to win their category so they need loads and loads of people to help so please use this email, their animation, blog articles, Face book posts and Tweets to involve everyone you know. There will be daily giveaways of River Cottage goodies so you might also win something for yourself.  If you would like more help with voting, please use their  photo guide, available via Facebook at (you do not need to have a Facebook account to view it)

Sheffield Renewables is a social enterprise co-operative raising £500,000 to build a hydro-electric scheme on the river Don near Meadowhall. Called ‘Jordan Dam Hydro’ which is expected to generate as much electricity as  80 homes, save about 170 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually AND profits from electricity sales will help to develop more local green energy.

Pass it on  The more of your friends, family and colleagues you persuade to vote for Sheffield Renewables, the better their  chances of winning. As well as regular updates via Facebook, Twitter and their website, volunteer Matt Hilton has made some resources you may want to use:
Watch this, read the text below to find out more about Voting then go to click on the ‘Vote’ button next to ‘Sheffield Renewables’ AND follow the on screen instructions.
Also vote for
  • Millhouses Mill Buildings, based in Millhouses Park, is another local scheme in the competition. If successful, they will be installing renewable energy technologies as part of the refurbishment of park buildings. They are in the ‘small’ project category so you can vote for them at the same time.
  • Tutbury Ecopower in the medium category. We’ve worked alongside them as part of Co-operatives UK’s project on Community Shares, and think their energyshare bid sounds very exciting.

Thanks for your vote and telling everyone you know about this exciting opportunity

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