Community renewables finance school
By Ed Mitchell 18th November 2010
This looks interesting training for groups planning and doing community renewables projects. It’s from Manchester’s Carbon Co-op, and Carbon Leapfrog.
In November and December, Carbon Co-op and Carbon Leapfrog are running a series of three masterclass sessions in Manchester, for community renewables projects. Practical, how-to guides for people interested in low carbon projects that will transform their areas and environment.
Each session features advice from a panel of professional experts form the North West and the City of London. The emphasis of the programme is on sharing knowledge and experience and on practical solutions. Topics covered include: getting going, communications, renewables assessments, finance planning for communities and legal structures, governance issues, tax advice, options for investment, benefiting from incentives such as Feed In Tariffs and Renewable Heat Incentives, the co-operative way, community finance options, practical advice on low carbon technologies and sustaining a project long term.
Email the Carbon Co-op event team or call 0161 408 6492 if you’d like to attend, some bursaries are available for travel.
1. Inspiring Communities – engagement and planning
10.30-4pm, Wednesday 24th November 2010
2. Finance and legal issues
10.30-4pm, Wednesday 1st December 2010
3. Installation and maintenance
10.30-4pm, Wednesday 8th December 2010