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

Powering Down: community-led retrofit/energy efficiency survey

To date, Carbon Co-op have carried out a range of energy efficiency and retrofit projects and we'd like to assist other community energy groups to do likewise. We're carrying this survey of the sector to help our work and will publish the results to assist the wider sector.   Complete it here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZM5WP6H   The survey … Read more

Greater Manchester Community Energy strategy writing day

Fuelling Manchester are inviting people and organisations to get involved in the creation of a Greater Manchester Community Energy Strategy. We're inviting people to attend a strategy writing day: 12.30pm-5pm, Wednesday 26th March 2014at Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Manchester M7 4HR To register for this event please email: info@communityrenewables.org.ukPreparation and further reading for … Read more

Fuelling Manchester #12 – Thurs 19th December, Bury

We'll be celebrating another eventful year in community energy at the next Fuelling Manchester: 5.30-8.30pm, Thursday 19th December Trackside Bar, Bolton Street Station Bolton St, Bury BL9 0EY As always there will be no agenda it's simply an opportunity to meet like minded people involved in the Community Energy sector. Who: for anyone involved in … Read more