Co-ops & charities share £57m of Ofgem’s tripled take from bad suppliers

Industry regulator Ofgem raised a record £77.2 million from poorly performing energy retailers last year.  Communities, including energy co-operatives and volunteers trained in energy...

NG’s community fund shares £5 million on fuel poverty advice

More than 700 grassroots organisations are sharing £5 million of funding to tackle fuel poverty this winter, thanks to National Grid Electricity Distribution’s Community...

Roofs shine over school & Shoreham port, as Brighton Energy Co-op raises £700k in...

Sussex-centred green power volunteers Brighton Energy Co-operative have given the lie to fears of "investor fatigue” in raising funds for accountable, socially engaged power...

Co-op a look, Donald! UK’s biggest community-owned wind farm half way to spinning citizen-controlled...

Four of eight permitted turbines have now been erected at a pioneering new wind farm in Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, on Scotland’s south west coast. Together rated...

ENW awards community funds to North West volunteer groups

Volunteers in community energy co-ops in the North West are sharing more than £80,000 to support the region’s needs in energy use and transition. Grid...

Local energy co-ops to benefit from Whitehall’s new £10 million renewables pot

Communities across England will be supported in setting up local energy projects, thanks to a new £10 million government fund. Both urban and rural communities...

Brighton Energy co-op raises £700k in a month from small investors

The growing appetite of small UK investors to put their money into local volunteer-led local energy co-operatives was demonstrated again today, as one of...

£3 million offered before 22 August to energy co-ops & community campaigners

Ofgem’s Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme opened this week for its fifth round of grant-making.  Community campaigners & leaders of the UK's nearly 400...

Shine, together: Ethex hosts share floats to flip solar farms into co-operative ownership

Co-operative investment platform Ethex is hosting a £2.5 million share float for small investors, designed to convert seven commercial solar farms – four of...

Co-ops hail Starmer’s “turbo-charging” of volunteers’ & Town Halls’ renewables

Community Energy England, the Renewable Energy Association and a leading advocate of collective ownership of power assets have welcomed Labour’s £400 million pledge today of...

Community Energy Fortnight celebrates Britain’s 300+ power co-operatives

Volunteers seeking to advance citizen control of Britain’s burgeoning clean power sector have begun celebrating events this Community Energy Fortnight. Tours of community-owned electricity generators...

Solar co-op advances EU’s cash to green up Sussex firms’ power consumption

Brighton Energy, one of Britain’s most far-sighted volunteer-run energy co-operatives, is powering ahead, giving help to small businesses wanting to strip carbon from their...

Lords to debate co-operatives’ local right of supply

The House of Lords will this week debate a proposal to allow local generators including community energy co-ops to retail clean power direct to...

London’s energy co-ops surge, in quest of Mayor’s 1 GWp of solar by 2030

Influential volunteer-led co-operatives are punching above their weight in bringing citizen-controlled renewable power, overwhelmingly solar PV, to Britain's capital city, a conference hosted online...

Ecosia’s search wave finds sharers Ripple, seeks more ethical corporates

Sustainable web searchers Ecosia made waves today in consumer-owned British electricity, pumping Euros 250,000 into Ripple Energy, the funding innovators dedicated to boosting small...

Big Solar Co-op seeks £1.2 million to speed big roof projects, targets 100 MW...

Social funding network Sharenergy believes its new national portfolio approach will succeed in unlocking the 5GW solar potential of Britain's commercial and community roofs. Under...

Faithful to community energy: UK’s biggest DNO recruits engineers to help co-operatives

Western Power Distribution, Britain’s biggest distribution network operator serving eight million households, has become the first DNO to pledge operational support to the nation’s...

Ofgem frees up £27 million to charities fighting fuel poverty

Energy regulator Ofgem is offering £27 million to fuel poverty campaigners & energy co-operatives in a bid to assist vulnerable homes caught in the...

Fund promoting co-ops’ power secures £31 million debt rollover from big lender

An investment body promoting community ownership of solar farms has secured refinancing of its assets worth £31 million. Community Owned Renewable Energy Partners (CORE) is...

300 MPs back local sales of co-ops’ power, want to bid ‘Do Zvidanya’ to...

Campaigners seeking rights for Britain’s 400-plus power co-operatives to sell clean electricity locally this week hailed a milestone on their road to victory. Power for...