Welcome to the website of Bristol Energy Co-op. We're a community-owned energy cooperative, growing the local area's green energy supply and making the benefits open to all. Join us!
3rd share offer launching soon
BEC gets Bristol’s European Green Capital year off to a flying start soon with the launch of its third community share offer. Read more
3 more solar installations go live
Bristol Folk House, The Mill and South Bristol Sports Centre are all now generating. Read more
Setback for our M48 wind farm project
South Glos planning committee refuses REG's planning application. Read more
Members approve 4% rate of return
At our recent AGM members approved the directors' recommendation to pay a 4% interest payment on their investment in our first share offer. This is the rate of return projected at the outset of the project, and our solar installations have been meeting the original predictions for the amount of electricity they would generate.
We have some new additions to our board. More info
We recently launched a monthly energy reading group. See our blog page for topics covered so far.
Switch to a brighter future
Green energy suppliers now match or beat the big providers on service and price. We’ve taken the hassle out of choosing a new supplier by carefully selecting three top-rated partners. Read more - and switch your supplier.
Zero Carbon Bristol – how do we get there?
The ground-breaking “Zero Carbon Britain” report by the Centre for Alternative Technology describes how a modern society could be run on zero emissions by 2030, using only current technology.
The perils of large-scale biomass
Large-scale biomass projects using imported fuels are known to be bad for the environment, people and climate change. So why might the government support two such schemes in Avonmouth? Read more.
2nd solar share offer now closed
£120,000 invested. Read more.
BEC joins the Bristol Pound
We've signed up to the Bristol Pound, and you can now pay for your shares and receive your share interest in £Bs. Read more.
BEC launches the Bristol Community Energy Saver
We’ve teamed up with the Bristol Credit Union to create a special account that helps you save money to invest in a future BEC share offer. Find out more.
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