When we fit solar on community buildings, the buildings get cheaper and greener electricity, local people can obviously invest in what we’re doing, and we’ve set up a community fund that will cross-subsidise other energy projects, and indeed, community projects more generally.
Articles: community energy projects (13)
I think that if you haven't built connections with other people when good things are happening, they probably won't be there when bad things are happening. Community is created by filling the cup that you share with other people...
Impact investing is investing to achieve a return in something you also believe in and wish to support.
In a December 2014 report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, John Farrell makes the case for a more radical shift, which he calls "Utility 3.0" or "energy democracy."
It is important to keep in mind that technologies aren’t neutral.
One of the key recommendations is the feed in tariff which is probably inspired by the successful German implementation of solar energy.
What is holding Ireland back from becoming more sustainable?
An interview with local activist Bruce Seifer who co-authored the book Sustainable Communities: Creating a Durable Local Economy.
But how does this push for fracking compare to a different approach, one built around community renewables, community ownership, and energy being seen in a wider context of local economic regeneration and resilience? Let's see ...
Residents of Boulder, Colorado recently scored another huge victory in their pursuit of clean, publicly-owned energy. On November fifth, Measure 310, which was funded by energy giant Xcel and would have effectively halted progress on the project, was resoundingly struck down by voters.