People’s Energy Charter – No need to re-invent the wheel. This can be the template for our Energy Transition Plan in Ireland
In the Newssome time ago,Paul Goslingsaid that reducing energy consumption in order to cut carbon emissions – thereby mitigating climate change – is one of the major political, social and economic challenges of our age.
Though the business model to improve energy conservation needs to be redesigned, the system for generating renewable energy through community co-operatives is showing enormous promise.
Gosling sees lower-cost, renewable energy sources as the focus for commercial interventions in the energy market in the UK.
An excitingly large movement of community benefit societies and co-operatives are making community shares issues for renewable energy projects. Paul gives information from the Community Shares Marketplace, www.shares.coop, where 52 community share issues are currently on offer.
Of those 52, almost a third – 15 – are energy projects, ranging from wind turbines, to hydro, to solar panel installations.
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