Solving fuel poverty – an update

  Chart 4.3 in a 2011 DECC report showed that the West Midlands had highest rate of fuel poverty with around 26% of households requiring to spend more than 10% of their income on fuel to maintain an adequate level of warmth. A Chamberlain Forum article confirms...

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...

The Birmingham Green New Deal pilot will ‘go national’ in October

The “Green New Deal” – public and private investment to create “green collar” jobs to make UK buildings energy efficient already underway in Birmingham, will ‘go national’ in October. Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) scheme...