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Galson Energy Limited (Community Wind Energy project)
Renewable energy (Environment)
Galson Energy Limited (GEL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sminig Energy Society Limited, a community benefit society. Profits from the community owned turbines are passed to Galson Estate Trust (Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn) which manages
the surrounding community owned estate. GEL’s initiative is one of a number of projects carried out under the auspices of the Trust to provide financial stability for the local community as well as additional funds for investment in local projects.
Energy is a necessity in modern life but the current dependence on fossil fuels to provide it has a high environmental and social impact. We believe that a fundamental transition is needed away from a carbon based economy to a renewable one. By lending and investing in this sector we try to stimulate this transition, with our main focus on financing solar, wind and hydro energy.