Archives for renewable energy cooperatives

Crowdfunding of renewable energy projects is growing fast in Europe. If this grassroots movement gets organized in time to access the big money available in the next round of cohesion funding, it could have far reaching effects on the European energy sector. In recession era Europe, much talk is of ‘innovative’ or ‘alternative’ financing for… » read more

Posted by Clare Taylor

Power to the People

By the end of 2012, the UN International Year of Cooperatives, significant gains were made by the citizen-led movement for local sustainable energy. According to European Commission figures, 1 in 3 European citizens are members of cooperatives, a market sector which employs 5.4 million people. In fact, more Europeans are invested in cooperatives than in… » read more

Posted by Clare Taylor