The Community Power Agency (CPA) is an Australian worker cooperative in the field of community energy advocacy and development. CPA was set up in 2011 after returning from visiting all shapes and sizes of community energy in the UK, Europe, North America and India. Inspired by the action of other communities, the cooperative was created to support the growth of community-owned renewable energy projects in Australia.
“We believe that democratically controlled, decentralised renewable energy projects will bring social, environmental and economic benefits to communities across Australia”, say the members of the cooperative.
The Community Power Agency’s mission is to help grow a vibrant community renewable energy sector in Australia, through building the capacity of communities on the ground and working collaboratively with other organisations to address systemic barriers facing the sector as a whole.
More Information: http://cpagency.org.au/
International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and
Service Producers' Cooperatives
Secretariat: C/O European Cooperative House - avenue Milcamps 105
1030 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 543 1033, fax: +32 2 543 1037