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Community Energy Project

My name is Micheál Walsh and I’m a new member of Cultivate Celbridge. I live in Maynooth and am interested in looking at options for a community energy project in the Maynooth/ Celbridge area. 288 more words

Community Energy

Germany generated 31% of its electricity from renewables throughout the first six months of 2014 – let’s catch up!

In a recent blog, Jonathon Porritt opened: “I’m always rather heartened by the fact that the Prime Minister takes his holidays in Cornwall – for the simple reason that at least once a year he gets to see wind turbines in action, happily churning around (as they do most of the time in Cornwall) . 248 more words

Renewable Energy

Community energy co-operatives: green neoliberalism or a radical alternative?

Initially the concept of the ‘green economy’ sounded promising; combining environmental and economic critiques of capitalism to consolidate a radical vision of a new society. Changes in the way we consume (and subsequent reductions in ‘productive’ labour), localised forms of collective production and equitable distributions of resources seemed to form a constellation of concepts closely associated with libertarian socialist aspirations. 882 more words


Electricity for all? New research assesses the successes and failures of community-based micro grids

In this post Lorenz Gollwitzer, Research Student at SPRU, discusses with us his recently published paper that introduces a new methodological and theoretical foundation for studying the reasons for successes and failures of community-based micro grids… 242 more words