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The UK’s first ISA-eligible community energy bonds go live on Mongoose Crowd offering Bath and Bristol investors cleaner energy, tax-free financial returns, and better social dividends To mark ‘Community Energy Fortnight’, the UK’s first dedicated community energy crowdfunding platform – Mongoose Crowd – has launched its first green energy bonds offers to investors. This is […]

The UK’s first ISA-eligible community energy bonds go live on Mongoose Crowd offering Bath and Bristol investors cleaner energy, tax-free financial returns, and better social dividends To mark ‘Community Energy Fortnight’, the UK’s first dedicated community energy crowdfunding platform – Mongoose Crowd – has launched its first green energy bonds offers to investors. This is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

I was privileged last week to take part in Bath & West Community Energy’s (BWCE) AGM. It was a truly inspiring event and proof positive of the power of community energy. As well as seeing healthy financial returns for investors and the community fund, we heard of exciting plans for the future around new energy […]

To celebrate its 50th birthday last October, the Green Flag Award winning St Saviour’s school in Bath launched a project to put 40 solar panels on its roof, joining dozens of solar schools across the country on the National Solar Schools Scheme. The 10kW array will provide 25% of the school’s electricity needs, saving 4.9 […]