We're looking for individuals and teams with ideas, passion and enthusiasm to particiapte in our 'Hacking the Future of Energy' event this November in Manchester, competing to win £2,000 of grant funding. The deadline for applications is Monday 15th October so get your ideas in now!
- 2nd-4th November (Friday evening, Saturday daytime, Sunday morning and early afternoon)
- Bridge 5 Mill (22A Beswick St, Manchester M4 7HR)
- Ages 16+
- Participation is Free
Are you a technology developers, social innovators or social scientists? We're looking for innovators to propose new technology, ideas and business models to make our energy system fairer and more equitable. As an incentive, the winning team will receive a £2,000 prize and opportunities to develop a business case and pitch to funders.
Carbon Coop withdraws involvement in Manchester Science Festival Exhibition in protest at Shell sponsorship
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 festival. Carbon Co-op are “hugely disappointed” that a public science event is being used to promote an oil company, and so are withdrawing their support.
At the same time, a public letter opposing the sponsorship has been signed by a large group of prominent scientists, artists, campaigners, politicians, local organisations and representatives of communities affected by Shell's activities. Many had already approached the museum privately through a joint letter on the 9th of July, asking them not to partner with an oil company. But in a response today the museum refused their request, and did not acknowledge or engage with any of their concerns.
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Lots of Community Energy groups want to get involved in energy efficiency but don't know where to start - we're running a day long conference with Community Energy England with some leading experts in the sector to get people up to speed.