Marches Energy Agency

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Marches Energy Agency (MEA) is an energy agency in the United Kingdom, operating on a not-for-profit basis. The agency was formed by Shropshire County Council in 1995[1] to promote the use of sustainable energy in the area. Richard Davies was the director from 1998 to 2014, having previously worked as a chemical engineer. Much of their work is conduction in partnership with local authorities, and focuses on helping communities cut their carbon emissions, especially in rural areas.[2][3][4]

Areas of operation[edit]

Although MEA initially operated on the English side of the Welsh Marches, it has since expanded its work through service level agreements with Staffordshire Moorlands District Council,[5] the entire Shropshire Council area, and in 2009 to Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire through an agreement with the Local Authority Energy Partnership.[6]


In 2009 MEA won an Ashden Award for their work to create Low Carbon Communities.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ John Harrison, Shropshire County Council. "Beacon Case Study - Sustainable Energy". Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  2. ^ Philip Clarke, Farmers Weekly. "Farmers switch on to energy saving ideas". Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  3. ^ Anna Blackaby, Birmingham Post. "Shropshire dairy farmer installs wind turbine". Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  4. ^ Sunita Patel , Npower. "Npower's Green Energy Fund helps cover costs of new log-fired boiler". Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  5. ^ Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. "Project Carbon – Update Report". Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  6. ^ Tim Braund, Derbyshire Dales District Council. "Joint Working Between the Local Authorities' Energy Partnership & Marches Energy Agency". Retrieved 2009-05-22. 
  7. ^ Ashden Awards. "Ashden Awards: UK winners 2009". Retrieved 2009-06-29. 

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