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

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

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 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