Providers, Protectors and Promoters – the roles of third sector organisations in domestic retrofit policy delivery

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This is a guest blog from Rebecca Ince, an academic researcher at the University of Birmingham. She has a long term interest in energy efficiency, retrofit and third sector organisations and she also used to work in the construction industry. Rebecca spoke at our Energy Efficiency in Your Community event held with Community Energy England … Read more

Shaping the Future of Your Energy Network – DSO event

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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

Hacking the Energy System

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A one day conference of discussion and collaboration on future energy system opportunities, innovation and change. Convened by community energy organisation Carbon Co-op in collaboration with the University of Manchester, this one day conference is an opportunity for key players within energy system to discuss the change, challenges and opportunities ahead. The aim of the … Read more

Our visit to EcoPower, the brilliant Belgian energy coop

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Carbon Coop is one of 5 pilot sites around Europe taking part in the Nobel Grid project. Last week, as part of a project meet-up, we visited the Belgian pilot EcoPower, an energy generation and supply cooperative, supplying over 48,500 member-investors with electricity (around 1.5% of all households in Flanders). Early in the morning we … Read more

People’s Republic of Energy posters

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Show your support for community energy and taking collective action on climate change with these limited edition posters. They are available at cost price, £10 + P&P – with an optional donation for Carbon Co-op. Poster with postage  £13 Poster for collection (ie no postage)  £10 Poster + donation to Carbon Co-op (poster + postage … Read more