Land registry sell off and EPC

“The government’s snuck out plans to sell off the Land Registry – the profitable public service that records the sale of houses and land. [1] It’s a short sighted move to make a quick buck. [2] So 38 Degrees member James, a legal services property expert, is campaigning to stop the sell-off.” – The 38 degrees team

Carbon Co-op AGM event report: The role of early adopters in catalysing broader, deeper action on climate change

This year's AGM event, which took place on 7th April 2016 at Bridge 5 Mill, featured an illuminating set of presentations outlining the role of Carbon Co-op's energy efficient retrofit projects in the context of increasingly challenging global climate change targets with the Q&A discussion featuring debate on the role community energy organisations like us … Read more

Beyond Paris – how can energy efficiency co-operatives contribute to achieving 2050 targets?

To paraphrase the great Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Climate Change is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. It's so big that new evidence suggests many of us don't even talk about it any more (http://www.climateconviction.org). Which may be something of a barrier … Read more

A smart grid aggregation dashboard prototype

Through the Nobel Grid project, Carbon Co-op are developing and testing ideas around householders using smart meters to enable collective action. But what does this mean in reality and what are the potential benefits? Click here to view 1hr record webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg6S8R6HrXk A group of Carbon Co-op householders and collaborators have been using OpenEnergyMonitor technology … Read more

Carbon Co-op Strategy – Looking back, looking ahead…

The last strategy day looked at Carbon Co-op's track record, assessing strengths and weaknesses and identifying areas for improvement. The key conclusion was that Carbon Co-op should remain an 'innovative organisation' and demonstrating what is possible in the field of low carbon technologies and disseminating our knowledge and learning to wider civil society and government. … Read more