Llangattock Green Valleys was created by a group of local residents who were drawn together by the shared need for positive action in the face of the climate emergency we are facing. Over a decade ago, we started to look at ways of creating a greener, more sustainable future for our community by harnessing natural local resources including water, wood fuel and solar power to help people save money and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. We also delight in exploring ways of working together to create a richer way of life, from growing more food locally, to helping people learn new skills, creating rewarding local jobs and strengthening the bonds between community groups.
Our organisation was formally incorporated as a community interest company in May 2010, and since then, we have won the Wales and UK heats of British Gas’ Green Streets competition and have delivered a range of innovative energy-saving and renewable-energy projects in Llangattock and the surrounding area.
Through the creation and operation of our five micro hydro schemes at Cwm Gu, Blaen Dyar, Abernant, Cwm Saerbren and Nant yr Hafod, and with the help of our shareholders, we are now generating and distributing sustainable electricity, thereby reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint. At the moment we are looking to encourage and support people in reducing their energy usage as well as their bills in a future project under development. We also lease Ty’r Ash, which Llangattock Community Woodlands looks after, and work closely with and support other local community groups.
Energy Local Crickhowell is now up and running!
Sparking the Community Energy Revolution: Power for People
Over the next few years we could build a clean and prosperous future, but urgent action is needed to do so. The alternative is a dangerous path of climate breakdown.
Community energy must play a key role in solving the climate crisis and would simultaneously strengthen local economies. Its potential is staggering – it could provide at least 10% of our electricity generating capacity – but the UK’s outdated energy market rules have stifled it so much that today it is less than a twentieth of that. This is such an important issue and should receive far more attention.
Stump Up for Trees – Planting one million trees in the Brecon Beacons
Stump Up For Trees is an ambitious, community-based charity focused on woodland creation and enhancing biodiversity in the Brecon Beacons area of south-east Wales….
The Smart Export Guarantee – January 2020
“The Smart Export Guarantee pays households for the excess renewable electricity they generate but don’t use themselves.” Read more.