WREN(Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network) was able to appoint its first paid member of staff in July. We had the luxury of choosing from a very strong field of candidates who were all passionate, skilled and knowledgeable about community energy. We chose Karl Braun who brings a wealth of experience to bear. He will lead on, among other things, developing buying clubs for solar, biofuel, lighting and renewable heat technologies. Karl will start work in early August and we are working hard to secure funding to keep Karl beyond the six months funding that we have currently secured.