From vast offshore wind farms to huge solar parks, the planet is home to some huge renewable energy facilities. Yet smaller, local projects can have an equally important impact on people and the planet.
Repowering London is a not-for-profit which says it specializes in “facilitating the co-production of community-owned renewable energy projects.”
By working with both community groups and local authorities it aims to, among other things, cut carbon dioxide emissions through the production of de-centralized, low-carbon energy; fight fuel poverty; and generate training and employment opportunities for communities.
The organization’s model enables local communities to invest in solar projects. Profit from the sale of electricity to the grid is used to benefit the community and give investors an annual return. Each project also creates internship opportunities for young people in a range of fields, including IT, marketing and technology.
Agamemnon Otero is co-CEO of the organization. He…