The second Fuelling Manchester social took place on Thursday 13th May 2010 for those involved in community energy projects in the Manchester area. Individuals from Manchester Carbon Co-op, URBED, MERCi, Peak District Energy Co-op, Sustainable Change, Greater Manchester Tree Station and the Energy Savings Trust all attended the social at Odd Bar in the Northern Quarter.
The first community energy event was held on Friday 19th February 2010 and this second event was less well attended but attendees felt it worth organising another one in a few months time to continue discussions and explore the purpose of the gatherings.
Around ten groups involved in hydro, waste-to-energy, bio-mass & wood energy, community finance, energy efficiency and community engagement came along, Again there was no formal agenda and no structure to the evening, but simply an opportunity to meet with like-minded individuals and complimentary projects from across Greater Manchester, and beyond.
Topics discussed included ways to finance projects, individual's experience of dealing with funders, the most appropriate equipment to purchase and how Manchester City Council could be encouraged to support community-owned renewable energy projects.