Green Deal and the Big Society?

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On Monday 20th June 2011, Carbon Co-op attended the ‘Green Deal and the Big Society’ event at the Royal Society, London. Organised by Department of Energy and Climate Change, with keynote addresses from Climate Change Minister Gregg Barker (link to Gregg Barker’s speech) and sustainable homes campaigner and TV presenter Kevin McCloud, it was attended … Read more

Carbon Co-op – Inaugrual Members Meeting

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On 11th June 2011, prospective members gathered for the Carbon Co-op’s inaugural meeting at Zion Arts Centre, Hulme, South Manchester. The day long session outlined the ground work carried out over the past three years as well as plans for the future such as an investment co-operative and retro-fit programme. Participants then discussed how they … Read more

Carbon Co-op visits River Cottage

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Carbon Co-op have been fortunate enough to have been invited to the EnergyShare day at River Cottage. on 18th May 2011. The day will be packed full of workshops and seminars from other community renewables projects, it’ll also be a great opportunity to see Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s local food project up close. The day will … Read more

Carbon Coop’s EnergyShare application

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Please support the Carbon Coop’s application to EnergyShare – it just takes a few minutes! We are very excited to announce the Carbon Coop’s submission to the innovative Energyshare programme and I am writing to ask for your support, by voting for our bid, to help us start putting co-operatively owned solar panels on our … Read more

Fuelling Manchester #5 – May 2011

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Carbon Co-op have been collaborating with Kindling Trust to run a series of networking sessions for community renewables in Greater Manchester entitled, Fuelling Manchester. The events are purely social and the next one takes place on Thursday 26th May 2011. This fifth gathering is for all those of us involved in community renewable projects, be … Read more

Community Green Deal report

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Carbon Co-op partner URBED recently launched their Community Green Deal report at a major conference in West Bromwich on the 1st December 2010. The report, funded by Sustainable Housing Action Partnership (SHAP), Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Travis Perkins, presents the findings of work to develop a model for community-scale delivery of whole house … Read more