Advocating for co-operative retrofit approaches at the UK Citizens’ Assembly

This February I was privileged to be asked to speak to the UK Climate Assembly about energy efficiency in homes and community-led solutions to retrofit delivery models. It was a fascinating experience and lots of people have asked me about it. Though deliberations at the assembly are understandably confidential, I’d like to share my experience … Read more

Exclusive AECB Membership Offer

Carbon Co-op has signed up for another year of AECB (Association for Environment Conscious Building) membership, enabling all Carbon Co-op members complimentary access to the AECB membership. The AECB is the UK’s largest sustainable building community. With AECB membership you can access AECB training courses, gain free access to an extensive knowledge library, engage in … Read more

Power in the City: A walk through Manchester’s Electric Past

Over the past two years, with the support of the Jam and Justice project, Carbon Co-op has been working with academic Hannah Knox and performance practitioner Britt Jurgensen to lead a collaborative research project examining the role of municipal institutions within the provision of energy in Manchester. Our research led to the publication of the … Read more

Learning about citizen-led approaches to municipal retrofit – mPower goes to Plymouth

Carbon Co-op are a partner of mPower, a European-wide project to facilitate peer learning between municipalities interested in developing citizen-focused energy projects and services. As part of our work, this month we organised a study visit to Plymouth for the members of our mPower peer learning group on energy efficiency retrofit, made up of representatives … Read more