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Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC)
Bristol, Avon, England
Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) is a community-owned energy cooperative, growing Greater Bristol’s local green energy supply and making the benefits available to all. We develop renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and helps others to do the same...
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Brixton Energy
Lambeth, London, England
Brixton Energy is a not-for-profit co-operative based in south London. We create co-operatively owned renewable energy projects whose financial revenues stay within the local community...
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The Community Energy Coalition
Islington, London, England
The Community Energy Coalition was formed in 2011, born of a desire to make community energy at scale in the UK a reality by 2020. Membership includes many of the UK's most trusted and influential civic society organisations...
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Heartland Community Wind
Aberfeldy, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
Heartland Community Wind is a new Community Benefit Society which will install and own two wind turbines in the heartland of Scotland, near Aberfeldy...
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Repowering
Lambeth, London, England
REPOWERING is a not-for-profit co-operative that specialises in creating local energy through the delivery of community owned renewable energy projects...
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Sharenergy
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Sharenergy is a not-for-profit organisation which helps communities find, build and own renewable energy generation. We are currently working with hydro power, wind, biomass, biogas and solar projects throughout the UK...
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Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC)

Description

Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) is a community-owned energy cooperative, growing Greater Bristol’s local green energy supply and making the benefits available to all. We develop renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and helps others to do the same. We got started in 2011.

Our projects are funded by investor members, who receive interest on their investment from the money we receive for the energy we produce. Any surplus is used for our next projects. Decisions are made on a one-member one-vote basis at our AGMs. We're a people-owned power station for Greater Bristol!

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 7503 372 689
Email: info@bristolenergy.coop
Web: www.bristolenergy.coop

Location

77 Stokes Croft,
Bristol BS1 3RD
United Kingdom

Key Words

renewable energy,community ownership,fuel poverty,energy efficiency

Memberships & Accreditations

Member of: RegenSW
Bristol Energy Network
Community Energy England

Creation Date: 
Monday, 29 June, 2015 - 18:33
Last Updated: 
Monday, 29 June, 2015 - 18:33

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Brixton Energy

Description

Brixton Energy is a not-for-profit co-operative based in south London. We create co-operatively owned renewable energy projects whose financial revenues stay within the local community. Our vision is to create a greener future for Brixton by:

  • generating energy in Brixton;
  • increasing Brixton’s energy resilience and security;
  • raising awareness about energy efficiency and tackling fuel poverty;
  • providing training and employment for local people.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 7960 829 826
Email: info@brixtonenergy.co.uk
Web: www.brixtonenergy.co.uk

Location

Arch 21, Valentia Place,
Brixton,
London SW9 8PJ
United Kingdom

Key Words

community energy, cooperatives, fuel poverty, renewable, co-op

Creation Date: 
Monday, 9 September, 2013 - 12:22
Last Updated: 
Monday, 9 September, 2013 - 12:22

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Heartland Community Wind

Description

Heartland Community Wind is a new Community Benefit Society which will install and own two wind turbines in the heartland of Scotland, near Aberfeldy.

The turbines will be 100% owned by members and will pay into a local community benefit fund -we’ll be providing scholarships for students from the Aberfeldy area to attend Perth College UHI.

The Society will install and own two medium-scale 250 kilowatt wind turbines. We have planning permission, grid connection and all the relevant permits and will build the turbines by the end of 2015.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1743 277 119
Email: info@heartlandwind.org.uk
Web: www.heartlandwind.org.uk

Key Words

community,wind,shares,membership,scholarship,turbine

Creation Date: 
Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 - 13:39
Last Updated: 
Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 - 13:39

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Pure Leapfrog

Description

Pure Leapfrog is the leading provider of social investment and professional support to community energy projects in the UK. We are a business led charity that works in partnership with Government, investors and communities.

We bring together affordable finance and accessible expertise. Finance is secured through a credit facility from Big Society Capital. Expertise is provided by our professional partner network.

Our mission is to ensure that community energy becomes a significant part of the sustainable energy mix in the UK.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7825 3479
Email: info@pureleapfrog.org
Web: www.pureleapfrog.org

Location

Eden House, 23-25 Wilson Street,
London EC2M 2TE
United Kingdom

Key Words

Community, CRS, renewable, energy, charity, offsetting, loans, support, advocacy

Creation Date: 
Monday, 14 July, 2014 - 14:17
Last Updated: 
Monday, 14 July, 2014 - 14:17

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Repowering

Description

REPOWERING is a not-for-profit co-operative that specialises in creating local energy through the delivery of community owned renewable energy projects.

We specialise in working with local authorities and community groups to:

  • Reduce CO2 emissions by generating decentralised low-carbon energy
  • Tackle fuel poverty and educate residents about energy efficiency
  • Promote local leadership through community engagement and ownership
  • Provide opportunities for local and responsible financial investment
  • Create training and employment opportunities for local people
  • Encourage behavior change

Our Services:
Our team provides the essential technical, financial, legal and administrative expertise needed to successfully deliver your project. As well as access to a network of potential investors to assist the financial backing for your community-owned renewable energy project.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 7960 829 826
Email: info@repowering.org.uk
Web: www.repowering.org.uk

Location

Arch 21, Valentia Place,
London SW9 8PJ
United Kingdom

Key Words

renewable energy, cooperatives, community, co-op

Memberships & Accreditations

Winner:
2013 British Renewable Energy: Community Awards
2012 Sustainable Housing: Finance Awards

Shortlisted:
2013 Business Green Leadership Leadership Partnership of the year Award

Recognised:
2013 ReEconomy Top 20 Social Enterprises
2012 KPMG Top 100 World Cities infrastructure project

Creation Date: 
Monday, 9 September, 2013 - 12:48
Last Updated: 
Monday, 9 September, 2013 - 12:48

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Sharenergy

Description

Sharenergy is a not-for-profit organisation which helps communities find, build and own renewable energy generation. We are currently working with hydro power, wind, biomass, biogas and solar projects throughout the UK. We always work closely with community groups and aim to fill in the gaps in their knowledge and capabilities.

The main services we offer are:

  • Site finding and initial assessment.
  • Landowner engagement.
  • Business modelling.
  • Project planning.
  • Co-operative setup.
  • Share offers support
  • Technical, Regulatory and Installation.
  • Co-operative administration.
  • Training and events.

Sharenergy is a Registered Society (Co-operative) and was established in April 2011.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 1743 277 119
Email: info@sharenergy.coop
Web: www.sharenergy.coop

Location

The Pump House, Shrewsbury SY1 2DP
United Kingdom

Key Words

Renewable,energy,co-operatives,investment,societies,community,green

Memberships & Accreditations

Community Energy England
Co-operatives UK
Scottish Renewables
Community Energy Wales

Creation Date: 
Monday, 29 June, 2015 - 18:39
Last Updated: 
Monday, 29 June, 2015 - 18:39

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The Community Energy Coalition

Description

The Community Energy Coalition was formed in 2011, born of a desire to make community energy at scale in the UK a reality by 2020. Membership includes many of the UK's most trusted and influential civic society organisations, including The Co-operative, the National Trust, the Women's Institute and the Church of England, as well as representatives from the community energy sector. We have a combined reach of 16 million people.

Currently, 99% of the energy generated in the UK is supplied by just six companies – but this doesn’t have to be the case. We want to start a revolution with communities at its heart, which will drive a clean, affordable and secure energy system for all.

The work of the Coalition is split into two parts:

  1. The Secretariat - We’ve been successfully lobbying Government since 2011, through a series of roundtables attended by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.
  2. Community Energy Fortnight - As part of the public outreach and mobilisation work of the Coalition, 2013 saw the first ever Community Energy Fortnight taking place right across the UK. Running from 24th August - 8th September, events ranged from a walking tour of mountain hydros in Snowdonia, to a community heat workshop; a visit to Westmill wind farm and solar park to a DIY solar PV workshop for low-income groups. The aim of the Fortnight was to engage and inspire people about the wide-ranging benefits of community energy – and to encourage groups to set up their own projects too.

Contact

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7324 3630
Email: communityenergy@forumforthefuture.org
Web: www.ukcec.org

Location

c/o Forum for the Future,
Overseas House, 19 - 23 Ironmonger Row,
London EC1V 3QN
United Kingdom

Key Words

community energy, renewables, policy, DECC, energy efficiency

Creation Date: 
Monday, 11 November, 2013 - 12:57
Last Updated: 
Monday, 11 November, 2013 - 12:57

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