I wanted to draw your attention to the Energyshare Fund Vote that is open at the moment, which gives people a chance to vote for a community energy project to be awarded £100 000. The Greater Manchester Carbon Co-op has made it to the final six in the ‘large’ category and you can join me in voting for them by following this link http://www.energyshare.com/voting/. The Co-op aims to bring streets, neighbourhoods and communities across Manchester together to make savings by providing low carbon technologies in bulk and share their expertise on how to make energy efficiency improvements. The Co-op recognises the significant impact that housing stock has on our carbon footprint, but reduction in energy consumption will not only be good for the environment; it will also mean big savings on energy bills. The technologies vary from small items like smart energy monitors all the way up to solar panels, as well as more traditional ways of improving efficiency like insulation. More information on this great project is available here http://carbon.coop/blog/. Voting closes on 3rd December so make sure you get your vote in before then!