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Community and Cooperative Energy in Rise in Australia (News)

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A new trade union-backed social enterprise initiative in Victoria – Cooperative Power – launched a couple of weeks ago. You can see it at
Community energy is one of the fastest-growing ‘streams’ of social enterprise.
A list of new projects can be found at
And especially the excellent “how-to” manual at (which is very good on the variety of legal models it details which are in use).
This is a new ‘community energy’ social enterprise project which is currently developing in South Australia –
One of the larger social enterprise projects of this nature – funded via a crowdsourced equity raise – is Enova Community Energy on the northern rivers. See See its “community share” offer at
 News story provided by Mr. Alan Greig from Mercury Cooperative

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