As energy goes increasingly digital it sometimes raises questions about the secretive role that big data plays in our society – a lack of trust that is often justified due to data breaches and misuse. We think co-operatives have a vital role to play here, and we want your input on how we can best address this.
In November 2018, the Carbon Co-op held its first hack lab. Organised in collaboration with UCL anthropologist Hannah Knox and community business practitioner Britt Jurgensen, the hack lab was designed to bring together people with diverse perspectives on a changing energy system to explore how to make the energy system more equitable.
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 across England, expert contractors and representatives from Local Authorities came together to discuss the potential for new business models that … Read more
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 involved in the summit as part of the planning group and have also hosted and contributed to a … Read more
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