Fossil Fuels…Renewables…Geo-Politics…World Recession…Low Carbon Economy…the list goes on endlessly.
My question is: which path do “they” take us down given the crossroads at which we stand?
No doubt what this chap thinks – Jeremy Leggett, Solar Century founder. It is Jeremy’s quote above: “We can expect big energy companies to go bankrupt over resistance to change”:
You can see where the quote came from and his very interesting thoughts in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLuCu8Fck2E.
Now depending on your personal take on this you might be intrigued by his latest venture which is an idea to be launched via crowdfunding: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-big-boost-climate-project.
I have another question: does this make you feel like this about solar and renewables or not?
As ever, your thoughts welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
I guess i started Community Buying because i wanted to influence that difference, I saw an injustice. I wanted to influence the change that would right that wrong.
My background is consultant in all things to do with Sustainability: hence the latest Community Buying venture is involving Heat Pumps. So I certainly did not launch Community Buying to become an expert on Heating OIL that’s for sure. I did it because I believe when you see what you perceive to be an injustice then you should do everything you can to follow the philosophy of those who knew a thing or two about fighting for a cause: “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” – Martin Luther King Jr.
What happened is almost impossible to fathom – millions of pounds saved, thousands of members joining the group and, probably of greatest importance, hundreds of communities finding their voice and saying enough! Simple as this, when a community chooses it can achieve anything. Those that come together and change the way they buy stuff via Community Buying are then able to evolve that it many different ways.
This week I head to speak at the DTA Scotland conference and I cannot wait to meet so many people that influence communities and inspire change where many believe it is impossible. In my session we are going to go all Pimlico! One of my favourite old films is one of the classic Ealing Comedies: “Passport to Pimlico”. Watch out because we are going to design a brand new product in that session…actually I am going to let them do all the hard work: they will be designing it!
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Energy prices will rise by 5-10% before the end of the year! According to one of the many money sites that we monitor on behalf of our members the message is clear, as this comes: from suppliers directly, with one saying that price rises were “inevitable” while another claimed it was an “indisputable fact that energy costs are rising”.
Oh that’s just brilliant. I know it is hardly a major shock, but come on the Winter only just finished in May and so we must surely only be half way through the Summer, the consumer deserves some respite, right?
We have some big news. Good big news. We have that respite. Not only have we just piloted a superbly clever way to reduce the cost of energy – in addition to our group buying reductions – but we are set to tackle the size of the energy bills of every single one of our members too.
It is a really simple concept. If you reduce the energy waste in your home, not only can the size of the bill be cut by a third in a year, but it will stay cut by a third for the following year and every subsequent year. It is of course also the greenest energy too, the energy that you never use, never waste, never pay for. We are about to help you save that wasted energy once and then save it again and again. This really is the time to watch this space and we will bring you a cunning plan.