Learning about citizen-led approaches to municipal retrofit – mPower goes to Plymouth

Carbon Co-op are a partner of mPower, a European-wide project to facilitate peer learning between municipalities interested in developing citizen-focused energy projects and services. As part of our work, this month we organised a study visit to Plymouth for the members of our mPower peer learning group on energy efficiency retrofit, made up of representatives … Read more

Green Summit 2019: what will Greater Manchester’s Energy Future look like?

A prospectus outlining future municipal energy projects

At last year’s Green Summit Carbon Coop launched Greater Manchester Energy Futures, a bold and ambitious policy proposal: the creation of a municipal enterprise with the ability to act as convener of new partnerships and initiator of energy and infrastructure projects. A key success following this policy proposal was the announcement by Greater Manchester Combined … Read more

Carbon Coop withdraws involvement in Manchester Science Festival Exhibition in protest at Shell sponsorship

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Carbon Co-op have today announced their withdrawal from the 2018 Manchester Science Festival after the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) announced that part of the festival would be sponsored by the oil company Shell. The community retrofit and renewables firm was a partner in MSI’s exhibition on Electricity, which will be part of the … Read more