Free whole house retrofit surveys available now

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Carbon Co-op are offering 20 household energy surveys free of charge, enabling residents to get detailed technical information about their home’s energy performance with the aim of reducing bills and emissions by up to 80%. A detailed architectural survey carried out by our award winning retrofit consultants will clearly outline specific packages of improvements that your house or … Read more

Fuelling Manchester #6

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The sixth Fuelling Manchester social takes place on Thursday 26th January at the Bulls Head pub nr Piccadilly Station. The gathering is for all those of us involved in community renewable projects, be that: water turbine co-operatives; bio-mass and woodland management enterprises; waste-to-energy projects, solar energy collectives or those involved in community-focused. We will be meeting at the Bulls … Read more

Carbon Co-op enables wholefood co-op to install 12kW solar panel array

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Carbon Co-op have successfully design and installed a 12kw solar panel array for Unicorn Grocery, a wholefood co-operative in Chorlton, South Manchester. The installation made it in time to qualify for the higher rate of Feed in Tariff (FIT) and will ensure that these panels benefit both the environment and the co-operative. Thanks to Martin at Mitre … Read more

People’s Republic of Energy press launch

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A new ‘country’ had its flag unveiled at a ceremony in Piccadilly Gardens on Wednesday 23rd November. The President of 'The People’s Republic of Energy' – a radical new energy campaign – spoke to his citizens from a recycled soap-box, before his officials unfurled the brand new nation’s flag to the people of Manchester. Their … Read more

Vote now for the People’s Republic of Energy!

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The People’s Republic of Energy is Carbon Co-op’s entry into energyshare, a competition to win £100,000. You can vote for us here: http://www.energyshare.com/voting/Closing date is 5pm, Saturday 3rd December 2011 **About the project**The energy crisis is real and upon us. Faced with rising bills, growing energy insecurity and the requirement to tackle climate change it is time … Read more

Greater Manchester Housing Retrofit strategy consultation

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There’s plenty of work to do retrofiting our housing stock with 1.2 million homes across Greater Manchester and a commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 48% by 2020. Now Greater Manchester’s Low Carbon Economic Area (LCEA) have commissioned Carbon Co-op partner URBED Co-op to develop a Low Carbon Housing Retrofit Strategy. The strategy outlines how Greater Manchester aims to cut … Read more