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Energy we can all afford?

Our own Kevin Frea spoke at the ‘Energy we can all afford?’ meeting, alongside Martin Horwood MP (Cheltenham), and Liz Hutchins from Friends of the Earth. This was one of a series of public meetings with MPs taking place around the country. They are being supported nationally by the Energy Bill Revolution – an alliance […]

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Martin Horwood started a debate in the HoC yesterday

Martin Horwood, MP for Cheltenham, yesterday moved a debate in the House of Commons to discuss whether the new Energy Bill contains a hidden and unjustifiable subsidy to the nuclear industry. He went on to say that he thought that the Government’s energy policy was on the right track and that the debate was not […]

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Energy we can all afford

Kevin Frea from Gloucestershire Community Energy Coop will be speaking at  a Public meeting in Cheltenham organised jointly with Friends of the Earth to discuss Cheltenham’s energy future with Martin Horwood MP, Mike Birkin from FoE and other speakers to be confirmed. The meeting is being held as part of the Energy we can all […]

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Be part of it – Join our co-operative

Gloucestershire Community Energy Co-operative aims to promote the community ownership of renewable energy generation promote energy efficiency for householders and businesses raise awareness of environmental issues We currently have 49 members who are all investors in our first project – a large solar photovolatic installation on the CityWorks building in Gloucester. We are actively looking […]

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Be inspired – Install your own

Whether its energy efficiency improvements or installing your own renewables, there are plenty of opportunities for greening your home. The Centre for Sustainable Energy (based in Bristol) have a treasure trove of information on all the different options.  Visit their site to find out more. We are in discussion with the Energy Savings Co-operative and […]

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Be involved – Help us find a new project

We currently have one solar project – a 44kW installation (146 panels) on the roof of the City Works Building in central Gloucester. We are actively looking for more projects, could you help us? If you think you know of a suitable project, please do let us know.  We have the experience to help develop […]

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Government support for community share schemes

Communities and local government minister Don Foster launched the Community Shares Unit as part of his keynote address at the Community Development Finance Association (CDFA) annual conference. Since 2009, according to new figures also released today, fifteen thousand people have invested in over 100 community share issues, raising over £15 million for projects including renewable […]

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Davey announces support for ‘community energy revolution’

Energy consumers will receive further government support to ensure they are being treated fairly, it has been announced. Speaking at the Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference, energy and climate change secretary Edward Davey outlined a series of measures which intend to help households purchase better deals on their gas and electricity. In a bid to encourage […]

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Clean British Energy Campaign

Friends of the Earth have launched a ‘Clean British Energy’ campaign, inviting anyone to email Energy Secretary Ed Davey asking him to switch our UK power supply to renewable energy and earn yourself a nomination for a CBE. Also to make a personal commitment to cleaning up British energy by switching your own energy to […]

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Our Vision

Gloucestershire Community Energy Coop aims to develop local renewable energy generation that reduces dependence on fossil fuels, thus cutting carbon emissions. We want to support local communities to save energy and reduce their fuel bills.

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