Power for Good Co-operative Ltd takes local action on the global issue of climate change, a concern shared by many faiths and expressed in the Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change. From a variety of worshipping communities, we want to see a reduction in the carbon emissions that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) accepts as the chief cause of global warming. (For further discussion, see their paper Renewable Energy and Climate Change.)

    One Planet Living also recognises that the generation of energy from renewable sources is vital to the reduction of carbon emissions: our immediate aim is to raise funds for the installation of solar photovoltaic panels on places of worship.

    Would you like to be part of this?  We are looking for:

    • Places of Worship with suitable buildings for the installation of solar photovoltaic panels, in particular, buildings where electricity is frequently used during the daytime. The buildings might be the main ones used for worship, or other associated buildings such as halls.
    • People who would be interested in buying  community shares that will fund the installations (see Share Offer.
    • Shareholders will automatically become members of the Co-operative.

    Solar panels on the Community Centre of a Birmingham Church

    Message from Rt Rev David Urquhart, Anglican Bishop of Birmingham:

    I am delighted that co-operatives such as Power for Good are beginning to
    emerge in Birmingham. By offering finance and expertise for investment in
    renewable energy they help the church to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions,contributing towards the Church of England Shrinking the Footprint targets, and a better environment for all. I wish the co-operative, its clients and investors every success. (Your Church, Birmingham Diocese)

    Power for Good Co-operative Ltd is registered in England
    Company Number 31738R