Hook Norton Low Carbon Limited (HNLC) is a Co-operative and Community Benefit Society, set up by Low Carbon Hook Norton members to help the community reduce its energy consumption, carbon emissions and save money, with a range of community-based schemes and individual household projects based on interest-free loans.
The long term aim is to create a rolling fund. All loans will be paid back to HNLC to be re-invested in future projects. In conjunction with this it is planned to generate revenue from renewable energy and carbon reduction to ensure the sustainability of the fund, bring further benefit to members and allow HNLC to start helping other communities.
The company runs Hooky Car Club, facilitated the solar panels on the school and Baptist Church (bet you didn’t know they were there!) and runs the highly successful Swap Shop events. HNLC loans have helped about 30 households in the village and surrounding area reduce their energy consumption, using various technologies, from improved insulation to wood pellet boiler systems. Just about every house in Hook Norton uses more energy than it should, and now is the time to do something about it.
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