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Cooperation, a most basic trait of human society, is proving a resilient and powerful remedy to market failure and austerity across the UK. The Colour of Money investigates this new wave of common ownership.


Measure what matters

liz zeidler

Happy City is a small UK charity with a big mission: to ‘make what matters count’. It offers a place-based model of change that puts the wellbeing of current and future generations centre stage. It does this by developing new measures of progress and delivering training, projects and campaigns to help embed them into how places work….


How to heat homes from the ground up

An innovative ground source heat pump company is helping to power retirement properties across the country

Rendesco Ground Source Heat Pumps

As the affordable low-carbon revolution gathers pace in the energy sector, attention is increasingly turning to one of the UK’s other big polluters: heat generation. Almost 40% of the energy consumed in the UK is in the form of heat and its generation. It accounts for 20% of UK CO2 emission, while renewable heat remains significantly under-utilised,…


The community energy revolution takes hold in Somerset

A community solar company in Somerset has big crowdfunding ambitions

Mendip Renewables

As the cost of renewable energy continues to tumble, a new wave of community energy projects is transforming the way we think about energy supply and proving that decentralisation is a genuine alternative. These energy projects are becoming truly viable as a way to cut out the need for expensive infrastructure. As a result, projects across the…