Karl Harder

Karl is a co-founder of Abundance and manages the operations and technology teams. Before setting up Abundance he founded another successful green business.

Abundance is hiring!

Abundance is looking for an Office Manager. Read on to see what the role entails and details for applying. Read more...

Abundance at the Ashden Parliamentary Reception

We were beyond pleased to win the Ashden UK Gold Award last year and to conclude the year, we were invited along to a parliamentary reception with Ed Davey and Zac Goldsmith - who had something to say about us. Read more...

Shared Ownership of Wind and Solar farms

Abundance co-founder Karl gives you our view on the recently published Shared Ownership framework, which aims to make it the norm for commercial renewable energy developers to allow local people and community groups to invest in projects. Read more...

Can we democratically finance a hospital? Is that the ultimate win/win?

From democratically financing renewables to public infrastructure such as hospitals and schools: that's our ultimate vision. What would you like to see Abundance financing in the future? Read more...

Right to Buy, Renewables, Shared Ownership: Where are things headed?

The community Right to Buy for renewables was debated in the House of Lords yesterday. When it comes into effect, what shape will it take and how can we maximise its potential? Karl takes a look.. Read more...

The Conservatives continue to push up the cost of energy bills

The Conservatives are tying themselves in knots over energy policy and it is helping no one and ultimately will only push up energy bills. Read more...

Sun rising on UK Solar Industry: Government targets 20GW by 2020

The UK Government has published the first dedicated Solar Strategy of any EU Government. Amongst other things it targets 20GW of solar by 2020. Read more...

IPCC report: Trust your doctor? Then trust climate change science.

With the world's scientists now clearer than ever that anthropogenic climate change is having and will have a serious impact on the planet, it is up to every concerned citizen, politician and the media to take a stand against deniers and polluters. Read more...

Green Crowdfunding ISA and 2 other good points from the budget!

The Budget this year included some exciting changes for investors who are green and ethically minded or simply want more control over where their funds are invested. Read more...

Fracking or Wind: What’s better for local communities?

Fracking is a lottery for local communities because a lot of pain is virtually guaranteed, but much of the gain may never materialise. Renewables, by contrast, can be a genuinely inclusive, low-risk community enterprise with benefits for all involved. Read more...