Sharenergy projects

Small Wind Co-op Our good friends at Sharenergy are delighted to announce the launch of the Small Wind Co-op’s second share offer. They’re raising another £550,000 in shares over the next 2 months to complete the financing of our three turbines … Continue reading

Two new schemes launched

Aberdeen Community Energy Hydro on river don.  15 yr 4% fixed rate bond.  Min investment £100 max £100k Target £600k. Closes 31st March 2017 or when target reached. Grimsby Community Energy Rooftop solar PV.  Minimum investment £500 max £20k … Continue reading

Bristol’s Big Green Week

It is Bristol’s Big Green Week – Bristol’s annual festival of Sustainability.  Here’s the program of events.  And here’s the Citywide Review  of 2015 – Bristol’s year as European Green Capital. Bristol Power Co-op and Connolly and Callaghan have organised two … Continue reading

Last day for SEIS

EIS is being withdrawn from 30/11/2015. Check with your chosen scheme before investing to see if your investment will still qualify. Many schemes are asking for applications to be in by 23/11/2015 to ensure they are fully processed before the cut … Continue reading

Abingdon Hydro not proceeding

Abingdon Hydro have abandoned their plans for an Archimedes Screw hydro plant on the Thames at Abingdon. Government disincentives, the protracted planning process and rising costs have made the scheme unviable. Read the full statement at Our views on Gideon … Continue reading

Osbourne cuts deeper

Tax relief removed for community energy The Treasury has stated that community energy projects will be excluded from the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)/Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) from 30 November 2015. They have further stated that community energy schemes will … Continue reading

FCA Charges

The FCA proposes lowering charges for viewing co-operative and community benefit society data online from £12 to £1. Whilst this can only be a good thing, and will roughly align with current Companies House charges, later this year company data … Continue reading