Innovation Lab webinar- Carbon Co-op

29/10/2020 10:30am- 12:00pm
Online event via zoom (please register on Eventbrite to receive the details-

As a partnership between Next Generation and Community Energy England, the Innovation Lab webinar series features innovative business models currently being explored within the energy sector.

The webinars will include a short presentation followed by an interview and a Q&A session. If you would like to submit a question for the Q&A session beforehand please email

In this month's instalment Jonathan Atkinson of Carbon Co-op illustrates the dissemination of their successful People Powered Retrofit pilot service and offers insights into the pros and cons of replication.

How do we replicate good ideas everywhere?

If a good idea works in one area, why shouldn't it work everywhere? The Community Energy sector consists of hundreds of local groups, spread around the country, these groups are independent and autonomous but eager to replicate effective models for climate change mitigation and avoid repeating the mistakes of others. Replication, in the form of federation, licensing, social franchise and many other forms, offers the ability to achieve scale whilst maintaining independence.

More information about Carbon Co-op can be found here on their website:

The Next Generation programme is funded by Power to Change, the organisation set up to grow and support community businesses in England. This series of webinars will showcase projects funded through the Next Generation Innovation Fund as well as other innovative projects from the wider community energy sector. For more information please see our website:

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