‘The Oil Machine’ film review

Director Emma Davie’s new film, The Oil Machine (2022), sets out the entanglement between the oil and gas industry and almost every aspect of life in the UK, with expert interviewees offering a range of contrasting viewpoints on what needs to change and how the future might play out.  The opening montage sees a range … Read more

Community leaders set new direction for Oldham’s transition to zero carbon

Cllr Leanne Munroe receives a copy of the Community-Led Energy Action Plan in Sholver.

Two ground-breaking Community-Led Energy Plans (CLEPs), released today by community leaders in Westwood and Sholver, are setting out the priorities and actions local people believe are needed to initiate the transition to a zero carbon Oldham. The Community-Led Energy Plans can be found here: Westwood and here: Sholver. During 2021, the year of COP26, the … Read more

A crisis we all saw coming

Though manifesting as huge increase in energy bills, in reality the crisis we are currently experiencing is a gas crisis, highlighting the UK’s unique dependency on gas as a domestic and industrial fuel. Successive reports, institutions and organisations have highlighted the need to reduce this dependency and from day one, Carbon Co-op has been an … Read more

NOW HIRING: Project Manager (Retrofit Innovation)

We’re looking for a new Project Manager to work on an exciting new European project as part of our retrofit team. Read on if you think you could fit the bill. Summary Salary: £30,000–£34,000.00 PAYE/Payroll (depending on experience) Time: 0.8 – 1 FTE (flexible) Location: Manchester, UK Holiday: 33 days flexible (pro rata) + 5 … Read more

NOW RECRUITING: Carbon Co-op Head of Operations

As a fast growing social enterprise with a mission to address climate change we’ve experienced a growth in the scope and scale of the projects we deliver. From a small, integrated staff team we’ve grown to manage a number of large scale projects ranging from participatory citizen engagement to tech-led innovation.  Summary Apply now: – … Read more

Community-led Energy Planning toolkit launched

Oldham Energy Futures

How can we build energy transition capacity in all neighbourhoods? Check out our new toolkit developed with (CLES) Centre for Local Economic Strategies and URBED: http://energyfuturestoolkit.carbon.coop Community-led Energy Planning (CLEP) is a place-based, community-centred approach to building knowledge, understanding and confidence in lower-income communities to enable them to shape and benefit from the energy transition.  … Read more