How can I get support for my retrofit project? Where can I get advice on electric vehicle chargers or batteries? How can I help influence action on climate change in Greater Manchester?

Author: Jonathan
Post date: May 10, 2018

On 19th April 2018 in Birmingham, Community Energy England and Carbon Co-op hosted a full day of talks on the role that energy efficiency projects could play in community energy activities. Community energy practitioners from a...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: May 10, 2018

Jonathan Atkinson, Project Manager at Carbon Co-op was asked to present at GM Mayor, Andy Burnham's Green Summit in March 2018 and used the opportunity to highlight the need for a just transition.

Carbon Co-op have been...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: April 23, 2018

Though energy efficiency has always been seen as the 'ugly duckling' of the Community Energy sector, with groups often finding it easier to focus on renewable generation, changing government policy and the desire to find new vi...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: April 4, 2018
GM Retrofit Listening Event


On Monday 19th February 2018, The Mayor's Green Summit Listening Eve...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: February 21, 2018


On 1st December 2017, Carbon Co-op co-hosted an event with Electricity North West titled, Shaping the Future of Your Energy...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: December 7, 2017

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The energy transition is happening, what needs to be discussed now is what it looks like on the ground and what role C...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: December 1, 2017


Hosted by Carbon Co-op and Energy Democracy Greater Manchester, the Great Energy Esca...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: November 15, 2017

This year's Community Energy Conference 2017 took place in Manchester and Carbon Co-op was out in force at the event, with a stall, a keynote...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: June 28, 2017

Britain may laugh (or squirm) at the amount of dirt and dishonesty the US Presidential election is sinking of into. It is hard not to. But Britain has as much dirt and sleaze of its own to worry about. This has nothing to do wi...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: November 2, 2016
Tagged: Conferences

Community energy has been hard hit by cuts to renewable subsidies and It is a time of great change and uncertainty for those in the sector. In this blog post I look at some of the ideas for the way forward for community energy....

Author: Ben Aylott
Post date: October 18, 2016



Carbon Co-op member Richard Darlington reports back on the Community Energy Conference which took place in Oxford on 3 September 2016.

It was a com...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: September 9, 2016
Tagged: Conferences

Last week I attended Intersolar & EES Europe (, a huge three day trade exhibition on all things related to solar power and electrical energy storage. Many of...

Author: Ben Aylott
Post date: June 29, 2016

These videos show the presentations made at the Carbon Co-op AGM in April 2016. The theme for the presentations was about the 2015 Paris Climate Change talks and how these broader, global targets relate to the work of local Com...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: May 19, 2016
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This year's AGM event, which took place on 7th April 2016 at...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: April 11, 2016

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To paraphrase the great Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Climat...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: March 24, 2016
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Carbon Co-op took part in the very successful, Powering Up North conference in February 2015. Jonathan Atkinson spoke from the platform in a key note address on the chall...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: March 13, 2015
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Jane Massam, new member from Marple reports on attending the first Community Energy Conference, held on Saturday 19th October 2013.

The event wa...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: November 19, 2013


Many thanks to everyone who made it down to the Carbon Co-op 2013 AGM which took place on Monday 18th March at MadLab in central Manchester. The event was well attended wit...

Author: Jonathan
Post date: March 22, 2013
Tagged: Conferences