Blue Patch: 100% for the Planet
We want to do something practical about climate change, so we’ve made Blue Patch a very different kind of business – one which brings our shared passion for sustainability and the circular economy to a growing customer base.
We invest every penny of our surplus income into community-owned renewable energy projects.
How it works
All across the UK and Ireland local people are joining forces to generate renewable energy and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Community Energy companies are installing solar panels, ground source heat pumps, improving insulation and other carbon saving technologies. Blue Patch’s investments are in community-led projects that will help the UK and Ireland to transform to a fossil-fuel free future.
What we’ve achieved so far
In 2019 we made our very first investment – it was a fantastic moment! Since then we have invested in
- 2019: Brighton Energy Coop, Sussex, England
- 2020: Low Carbon Hub, Oxfordshire, England
- 2021: SE24 Sustainable Energy, London, England
- 2021: Egni Coop, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales
- 2021: Glasgow Community Energy, Lanarkshire, Scotland
- 2022 : Energy Garden, London, England
- 2022 : Bristol Energy Coop, Bristol, England
- 2022 : Solar For Schools, Essex, England
- 2023 : Gawcott Fields Solar, Buckinghamshire, England
- 2023 : Wight Community Energy, The Isle of Wight, England
- 2023 : Gower Power, Swansea, Wales
What happens to the income generated by Blue Patch’s investments?
Investing in community-owned renewable energy is a way to support local groups that are taking the lead in clean energy generation. These projects are run by dedicated local people and may, in time, deliver dividends which are reinvested into Blue Patch.
Asset Locked Social Enterprise
The money we invest returns to Blue Patch (the principle). This is reinvested in carbon reduction training for our members, providing access to low-carbon goods and services and supporting more community energy. The asset lock on our company (Limited by Guarantee) protects our 100% for the Planet mission. Blue Patch is currently converting to a charity.
“We’re so pleased that Blue Patch has become an institutional investor member of Low Carbon Hub. Social enterprises supporting each other, both socially and financially, is crucial for the creation and development of community energy projects nationally. The climate emergency is a global crisis that needs local solutions. By investing in our Community Energy Fund, Blue Patch is part of the change toward a greener, fairer energy system.”Dr Barbara Hammond MBE, CEO, Low Carbon Hub
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