Community energy: co-operative, citizen-centred, decentralised

Posted Posted in Co-operatives, Democracy, Devolution, Employee ownership, Employment, Energy, Environment, Finance, Local economies, Localisation, Low carbon, Mutuals, Planning, Renewable energy, Social Enterprise, Transition

. Although a couple of weeks ago the government agreed to ban all fracking in protected areas, they are now reported as saying this may ‘unduly constrain the industry’ and fracking will be allowed to take place under National Parks and other protected areas if the wells start outside their boundaries. The passing of the government’s bill was welcomed by […]

The Green Deal: why it has not taken off and what we can expect in the future

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A “must read” from Phil Beardmore for all interested in Green Deal & Green New Deal: . http://birminghameastside.com/2014/03/25/green-deal-whats-wrong-and-future/ In this article – first posted on Birmingham Eastside – Phil Beardmore describes why the Green Deal scheme has not taken off and what we can expect in the future. –