Brixton thinks reducing food waste is a cool idea

Brixton is now home to a community fridge, where people can leave excess food for others to take. The People’s Fridge, an initiative set up by local residents, activists and traders, aims to slash food waste, tackle food poverty and support sharing and sustainable thinking in the community. Anyone can donate food or take from […]

East London borough opens green energy co-operative

London’s borough of Hackney is following in the footsteps of Brixton by starting a co-operative for local residents to invest in power projects. Hackney-dwellers will be able to buy shares in solar panels built in the neighbourhood. The project will be managed by Hackney Energy, a new partnership between Hackney Council and energy charity Repower […]

Davey wants more ‘community energy’

More communities should build or invest in local energy projects according to Energy Secretary Ed Davey. He has launched a Call for Evidence into community energy schemes ahead of a new Community Energy Strategy which is hoped will inspire as many new projects as possible. The Lib Dem MP told ELN in an interview yesterday: […]

Davey shines on Brixton

ELN reporter Vicky Ellis talks to Energy Secretary Ed Davey MP about community owned energy projects and gauges his reaction to the 2013 Government decarbonisation target vote.

Brixton co-operative invites solar investors

A new co-operative in Brixton is calling for investors in a solar power station to help fund local projects. Brixton Energy Solar 1 is offering shares in the community-funded solar panels and hopes to raise around £75,000. Up to 50kW of solar electric PV panels will be put on the roof of Elmore House, one […]

Eco Action Trumps – a fun way to go green

Classic card game gets a green makeover