Updates, opinion and events

April 30, 2022

We’re hiring again!

Could you be our new administrator? This part-time role is a perfect fit for an all-round coordinator or administrator looking to work in our purpose-led company. […]
March 31, 2022

Share offer extended – and we’re doubling our target!

We launched our eighth share offer on 23rd December 2021, aiming to raise £1million in 3 months. Now we’re doubling that target! By the end of […]
March 16, 2022

Weston-super-Mare going green with “Curry and Conversation” workshops

They say the way to one’s heart is through their stomach. This might explain the brilliant success of the Curry and Conversation workshops set up by […]
March 10, 2022

10 years of solar generation at Hamilton House

Hamilton House was BEC’s first ever solar rooftop project, installed in July 2011. 10 years on, we visited this thriving community hub in the heart of […]
March 8, 2022

4 fantastic women working in community energy

International Women’s Day provides an important moment to celebrate the fantastic women working in community energy. Diversity within the sustainability industry has been described as “shocking”, […]
February 21, 2022

Powering new homes with smart microgrids

Increasingly, we hear about smart* technologies in our homes, for heating, lighting, and even food ordering. These technologies can bring convenience and a personalised experience. In […]
January 24, 2022

Insulate your home the smart way, with C.H.E.E.S.E

We all know that insulating our homes is an important way of saving energy and bills. The gas price hike is making the case even stronger […]
December 20, 2021

Why people are choosing to donate their Winter Fuel Payment

Charities and community groups across the UK have been making a request this winter: please donate your Winter Fuel Payment. “Heat or Eat dilemma” The charity […]
December 2, 2021

7 benefits of small-scale hydropower in the city

Hydropower is one of the oldest power sources on the planet. The concept of harnessing energy from flowing water as it spins through a wheel or turbine […]