Green Deal and the Big Society?

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On Monday 20th June 2011, Carbon Co-op attended the ‘Green Deal and the Big Society’ event at the Royal Society, London. Organised by Department of Energy and Climate Change, with keynote addresses from Climate Change Minister Gregg Barker (link to Gregg Barker’s speech) and sustainable homes campaigner and TV presenter Kevin McCloud, it was attended … Read more

Carbon Co-op – Inaugrual Members Meeting

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On 11th June 2011, prospective members gathered for the Carbon Co-op’s inaugural meeting at Zion Arts Centre, Hulme, South Manchester. The day long session outlined the ground work carried out over the past three years as well as plans for the future such as an investment co-operative and retro-fit programme. Participants then discussed how they … 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

Energyshare Day at River Cottage HQ

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On 18th May 2011, I attended the EnergyShare launch at River Cottage HQ near Axminster, Devon on behalf of Carbon Co-op. The day saw community renewables projects come together from all over the UK to share experiences, learn lessons and find out more about the EnergyShare project. The programme featured presentations from Anne Harding of … Read more