Carbon Co-op’s Energyshare proposal: People’s Republic of Energy

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Carbon Co-op’s bid for the £100,000 EnergyShare competition is entitled ‘People’s Republic of Energy’, a campaign to democratise, popularise and roll out community-driven, low carbon development in Greater Manchester. If successful, the project would see a series of People’s Assemblies, community assessments and retrofit pilots. This work would feed into our wider project to develop a community-driven green … Read more

The Green Deal and Social Enterprise breakfast taster session

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From Autumn 2012, the Green Deal will provide a mechanism to enable millions of homes in the UK to receive retrofit, insulation work with the cost of measures spread over a twenty five year period. FREE, 8am-9.30am, Tuesday 26th July 2011CUBE Gallery, Portland Street Featuring short presentations from:Member of the Greater Manchester Low Carbon Economic … Read more

Carbon Coop’s EnergyShare application

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Please support the Carbon Coop’s application to EnergyShare – it just takes a few minutes! We are very excited to announce the Carbon Coop’s submission to the innovative Energyshare programme and I am writing to ask for your support, by voting for our bid, to help us start putting co-operatively owned solar panels on our … Read more

Community Green Deal report

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Carbon Co-op partner URBED recently launched their Community Green Deal report at a major conference in West Bromwich on the 1st December 2010. The report, funded by Sustainable Housing Action Partnership (SHAP), Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Travis Perkins, presents the findings of work to develop a model for community-scale delivery of whole house … Read more

Carbon Co-op meet DECC Minister Greg Barker

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Jonathan Atkinson of Carbon Co-op was part of a delegation of business, local authority and social enterprise leaders to meet DECC (Dept of Energy and Climate Change) Minister Greg Barker on his recent visit to Greater Manchester. The roundtable event, organised by Business in the Community, offered an opportunity to quiz the minister on upcoming … Read more