Want a FREE copy of the poetry book ‘The Element in the Room’ by Matt Harvey?
To Whom Does Energy Belong
Totnes Renewable Energy Society (TRESOC) issued a share offer
in spring 2014 with the opportunity to invest up to £1.5 million
into six hydro and roof mounted solar PV projects, offering a
collective return of £136,000 per year over 20-30 years.
To whom does energy belong
The energy that’s everywhere?
To you, to me, to anyone
Who’ll back TRESOC and buy a share
It flows from those who engineer
The means, put physics to the test
Tap elements from far and near,
To all those willing to invest –
Invest in schemes and sweet techniques
Both cutting edge and nothing new
For modern geeks and Ancient Greeks
Admire an Archimedes Screw
The spin-off of the river’s flow
A silver lining of the cloud
Discreet skim from the sun’s warm glow
Embezzlement that is allowed
Afraid don’t be to use the Force
It’s ethical as you could wish
And close at hand and free at source
It’s clean, it’s green, it’s kind to fish
Affords the fuel-poor, cash-strapped
(Whose rooftops catch the solar rays)
A benefit that can’t be capped
Except by clouds and shorter days
For when it shines and when it pours
– On one or both we can depend –
The good accrues to you and yours
When you’re TRESOC’s all-weather friend
So join the push to prime the pump
Put pounds and pennies in the pot
Prepare to take the plunge and jump
And generate the Megawatt!
Ensure this share floatation floats
– A buoyancy aid for everyone –
Unfurl your twenty-one pound notes
Step up, plunge in, splash out, shine on
About The Project
The Element in the Room is a book of poems inspired by renewable energy in particular – and a book of pictures inspired by
poems about renewable energy.
Some poems were prompted by reflections on the elements,
some from talking with people working in the field, others from
renewable technologies themselves – the look of them, their
potential, people’s responses to them. Some are playful, cheeky,
pithy, others more lyrical and solemn, some are just plain daft.
Among them there’s a sonnet, a country and western song and a
prose poem called The Not-for-Prophit. You get the picture. None
is intended as a ‘last word’, they are offered for your pleasure and
interest and to provoke discussion.
The illustrations are by a range of talented artists, to be specific:
Heidi Ball, Laura Cochón, Tori Dee, Chloë Uden, Josie Ashe, Naomi Ziewe Palmer and More than Minutes.
‘The Element in the Room’ is a collaboration with Regen South West.