Sheffield Hydro Community share offer gets go-ahead

Sheffield Renewables recently announced the launch of their share offer, which aims to raise £250,000 to put in place the final funding needed to build the hydro electric scheme at Jordan Dam, on the Lower Don. The build will commence in mid 2013 with planning permission and an abstraction licence secured.

Their work to expand the supply of low carbon renewable energy is a crucial step in addressing the issue of climate change and depleting oil reserves.

The scheme is a key contributor to city-wide efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing local renewable energy provision – driving Sheffield towards a low carbon future.

A group of enthusiastic local volunteers formed in late 2007, Sheffield Renewables’ mission is to harness their knowledge and expertise to create an energetic, committed social enterprise focussed on viable alternative energy sources. They develop and operate renewable energy schemes in and around Sheffield that use hydro power, wind, biomass and solar power. Sheffield Renewables are committed to improving environmental sustainability to make a positive difference to our City and its people.

For more details visit Sheffield Renewables website or email

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