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!
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.
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.
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.
2nd solar share offer now closed
£120,000 invested. Read more.
We recently launched a monthly energy reading group at Cafe Kino in Stokes Croft.
Read how the first one went and view the topics discussed in our July session.
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.
Fantastic opportunity for community ownership of the M48 wind farm
Read the latest about a wonderful opportunity for direct community ownership of a local wind farm, with full control over the income it would generate.
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.
BEC featured on www.renewableenergyblog.org
Chris Bird is an environmental activist with a passion for renewable energy. Over the past two years he's been visiting community renewable energy projects in the UK and Ireland, and telling their stories on his blog. Chris came along to our 2012 AGM, and made a short film of the day.
Read Chris' article and watch the video.
Our 2012 solar PV share issue:
from over 150 investor-members
on 3 community buildings
51.1MWh generatedin the first year, saving over 25 tonnes of CO2 emissions
Bristol Energy Cooperative is a member of Bristol Energy Network, an umbrella organisation for all grassroots initiatives engaged in energy and sustainability issues in the Bristol region.