Categories: Renewables

by Gabriel Klaasen


Categories: Renewables

by Gabriel Klaasen


The Guardian 30 October 2012.

Is co-operative energy the solution to climate change?

Simon Birch takes a look at green energy, now one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK co-operative economy

Wind turbineCo-operation has been at the heart of many recent UK renewable energy projects. Photograph: Max Rossi/REUTERS

With climate change increasingly having a disastrous global impact, growing numbers of local communities are responding by launching their own renewable energy co-operatives in an effort to slash the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

In fact green energy co-ops are now one of the fastest growing parts of the UK co-operative sector having grown by 24% in the past four years…

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Business Report 1 July 2012. Optimal Energy chief executive Kobus Meiring is a disappointed man. The company is the developer of South Africa’s electric car but it officially closed on Friday with the loss of about 60 jobs. This follows its failure to get further funding from the government and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)...

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