Providers, Protectors and Promoters – the roles of third sector organisations in domestic retrofit policy delivery

Rear alley in Manchester

This is a guest blog from Rebecca Ince, an academic researcher at the University of Birmingham. She has a long term interest in energy efficiency, retrofit and third sector organisations and she also used to work in the construction industry. Rebecca spoke at our Energy Efficiency in Your Community event held with Community Energy England … Read more

Community Energy and Energy Efficiency – where next?

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 viable business models has led to a renewed interest in retrofit and demand reduction. Ahead of an event in … Read more

Carbon Co-op Domestic Retrofit listening event

Attendees in discussion at the listening event

On Monday 19th February 2018, The Mayor’s Green Summit Listening Event on domestic housing retrofit organised by Carbon Co-op, took place at Churchgate House with 27 attendees drawn from householders, supply chain companies and support organisations from around Greater Manchester. About the event The aim was to come up with a set of recommendations on … Read more

Shaping the Future of Your Energy Network – DSO event

Panel discussion at the DSO event

On 1st December 2017, Carbon Co-op co-hosted an event with Electricity North West titled, Shaping the Future of Your Energy Network. The event was aimed at engaging a wide range of energy system stakeholders in the transition Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) are making towards becoming Distribution System Operators (DSOs). The change towards becoming a DSO … Read more

An energy system vision for a community energy-led future?

A cropped illustration showing the future energy system highlighting the role for policy makers.

Estimated reading 19 minutes) The energy transition is happening, what needs to be discussed now is what it looks like on the ground and what role Community Energy plays in it. Is the Community Energy movement’s vision of the transition one in which individual prosumers are liberated to become their own energy trading entities, one … Read more