Update: Co-operative Energy, founded by Midcounties Co-operative

In June last year Localise West Midlands’ board member Phil Beardmore, an environmental consultant, circulated news of the launch of the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, which is forming a partnership with Co-op Energy. LWM was set up in 2002 by a group of...

Birmingham Council: reducing fuel poverty and making the city cleaner and greener

News of further progress on the Green Deal front.   In October the Construction Enquirer reported that Carillion Energy Services had been confirmed as preferred bidder by Birmingham City Council on a £600m retrofitting deal to improve energy efficiency for 60,000...

A co-operative council is strengthening the local economy

Paul Gosling recently wrote at length about a ‘pathfinder co-operative council’ in the hard copy of the Co-operative News. This echoes current discussions led by our ‘sister’ thinktank Chamberlain Forum on the potential for a Co-operative Council approach...