Government told: ‘open shop’ for community energy

Government needs to radically overhaul the way energy is generated in the UK by giving communities a bigger role, according to a new report. Thinktank ResPublica has brought out a paper, backed by environmental campaigners Friends of the Earth, which recommends opening up the energy market’s “closed shop” so community energy projects can get a […]

Energy co-operatives on the up

New figures released today showed that more UK energy firms are joining forces to better business. Co-operative UK, the trade body for joint venture enterprises say that member-owned energy organisations are the fastest growth area for co-operative businesses in the UK, with a 24% rise over the last four years. Ed Mayo, General Secretary of […]