MCFly invited Jonathan Atkinson from Manchester’s Carbon Co-op to tell us more about their EnergyShare project and how you can support their funding bid
Manchester’s Carbon Co-op has been shortlisted in a national competition to win £100,000. The project, The People’s Republic of Energy will convene people’s assemblies, train up community energy assessors and deliver a series of retrofit eco-house make overs.
Voting in the Energyshare competition is open now until Saturday 3rd December with the Carbon Co-op up against five other organisations from around England and Wales in the ‘large projects’ category.
Carbon Co-op project manager explained the idea behind the proposal:
“People’s Republic of Energy is a campaign to involve as many people in Greater Manchester as possible in shaping up to the task ahead of us. We have over a million homes in the city region in need of retrofit works if we are going to get near the 80% reductions in CO2 we need. We’re trying to engage and energise as many people as possible and give them a stake in what’s happening.”
You can vote for the Carbon Co-op here: www.energyshare.com/voting