Manifesto for a community energy revolution

Co-operatives UK  launches far-sighted set of proposals which ‘sets out a series of policy measures to increase community owned renewable energy and energy efficiency projects’ Their Manifesto for a community energy revolution available to download in PDF here  sets out three broad areas by which government can promote renewable energy uptake by focusing on community ownership. Read more about Manifesto for a community energy revolution[…]

Minister’s speech achieves clarity

Minister clarifies the future for energy conservation and renewable production sector.   While there were many good points made by the Minister the issue of supportive community involvement in renewable developments is still not really addressed. Pat Rabbitte’s speech to the LK Shields Energy Conference (Wednesday 10th October, Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin) provided much needed clarity to Read more about Minister’s speech achieves clarity[…]

No health scares here please

While there are genuine concerns for communities that host wind turbines, there is always a tendency for some who oppose a social or technological innovation to overstate their case – sometimes muddying the waters and sometimes straying into nonsense.   In an article on the New Scientist website (home to that other debunker of hogwash Read more about No health scares here please[…]

Midlands Coop Meeting October 10th Mullingar

Energy Co-ops Ireland’s plans to establish a large co-operative in the midlands are moving apace.   ECI hopes that their initiative will ensure that local people are kept fully involved in any renewable energy developments there, and are engaging with local cultural, sporting and political organizations seeking their input into the new co-operative. The meeting on October the Read more about Midlands Coop Meeting October 10th Mullingar[…]