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Investing in your local green energy company just got a lot easier

Mongoose Energy launches UK’s first dedicated crowdfunding platform for community energy offering UK investors cleaner energy, tax-free financial returns, and better social dividends The UK’s leading community energy company Mongoose Energy today launched a new crowdfunding platform – Mongoose Crowd – to serve thousands of active community energy investors in the UK. Mongoose Crowd connects […]

19 June 2017
 

Work for Mongoose

Would you like to help with the future of Mongoose Energy? In our drive to increase community-owned renewable energy? If so, there may be an exciting possibility for you. The story so far In just two years, Mongoose has developed or acquired more than 55MW of renewable power, and now manages 65MW of green energy […]

02 April 2017
 

Solar Farms and meadows – an unexpected synergy?

Wildflower meadows are a quintessential part of our landscape. They used to be a familiar sight, but today only 3% remain, the rest lost to agriculture and urbanization. The loss of our meadows along with other habitats has had a devastating effect on biodiversity, birds of prey and larger mammals like deer and hare.  Solar […]

09 February 2017
 

The Transition to the “Internet of Electricity”

Colin Palmer is the chair of Wight Community Energy which has recently installed a 3.95MW solar farm, Homestead, on the Isle of Wight. It is all too easy to become despondent about the future of sustainable energy in these Trump-era, post-truth times. But look behind the political spin and shouting headlines and the facts say […]

10 January 2017
 

Another Milestone for People Power

We reached another milestone in our short history this week with the financial close of a further three large renewable energy projects. That means that all together the community energy groups who own us have now raised £20 million of investment in solar power generating 57 MW, enough to power 18,000 average UK homes! What […]

20 December 2016
 

The global clean energy revolution is bigger than politics

As the latest round of international climate change talks drew to a close in Marrakech last Friday, the implications of the recent election of Donald Trump as President were centre stage, both in the negotiating halls and the international press. Many are worried that the new US Administration will undermine implementation of the Paris Agreement, […]

24 November 2016