New economy map
Inspiring projects across the UK
All projects Building power Co-operative childcare Community banks Community business Community energy Community ownership Community wealth Employee ownership Green transition Municipal ownership Shorter working week Socal/community housing Worker co-operatives
To avoid catastrophic climate breakdown, we need rapid transition to a zero-carbon economy. These projects show how this can be done – but only if they are scaled up and multiplied.
Bristol Energy was one of the first local authority-owned not-for-profit energy companies.
Eckington Against Fracking
Local residents battle multinational chemicals giant Ineos to prevent fracking.
Co-op is the largest local authority and community solar energy and battery storage project in the UK.
Winner of the 2019 RIBA Stirling prize, these eco-friendly homes are one of the first new council housing projects in a generation.
Great North Energy
Great North Energy is part of a new wave of not-for-profit energy companies set up by local authorities.
Harland and Wolff occupation
Workers occupying threatened shipyard call for public ownership to create new jobs in renewable energy.
Lilac – Low Impact Living Affordable Community
Lilac is a environmentally-friendly housing co-op with an innovative funding model.
East Lothian company aims to take on the Big Six energy suppliers and give profits back to customers.
Ram Energy is part of a new wave of not-for-profit energy companies set up by local authorities.
Riverford switched to employee ownership to protect its values and independence in 2018.
Robin Hood Energy
Robin Hood Energy is the first not-for-profit energy company owned by a local authority.
Schools’ Energy Co-operative
Schools’ Energy Co-operative has installed solar panels on schools across the country, working with a network of local groups.
YnNi Teg develops and builds renewable energy generators in Wales, funded by community shares.
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