Co-operative Renewable Energy in the UK
Co-operatively-owned energy generation is
a vibrant and growing sector in the UK. The first co-operatively-owned wind
turbines, Baywind in Cumbria, started turning in 1997. Since then, over 7,000
individual investors have ploughed over £16 million into community-owned
This report summarises insights gained from visits to five
co-operatively owned energy projects during the summer of 2011.