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!
Volunteer training session on 20 May
The venue for our next training session is confirmed now - details here
Community solar – how your roof can benefit
We're currently recruiting more community and commercial buildings for our next round of solar installations. Come along to our Big Green Week seminar to find out more.
Zero Carbon Bristol – joining the dots
Communities across the world are committing to targets for 100% renewable energy. But Bristol isn't yet one of them. What's the hold-up, and what can we do about it? Find out more at our Big Green Week session on Zero Carbon Bristol on 18 June.
£10,000 funding boost for our community roof scheme
A further boost for our community solar scheme as we win Green Capital 2015 funding. Read more
3rd share offer launching soon
We'll shortly be adding to the Bristol European Green Capital festivities with the launch of our 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 previous 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 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.
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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