The story so far
BEC was formed in 2011 by people from a number of community energy groups across the city. It was registered as an Industrial and Provident Society for Community Benefit (otherwise known as a Community Benefit Society), but following the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, is now officially a registered society.
BEC’s main aims are:
- to enable meaningful cuts in carbon emissions, and reduce dependence on unsustainable sources of energy;
- to fund and implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, in collaboration with communities and businesses; and
- to work co-operatively with communities to make carbon reduction technologies available to all, regardless of financial resources, and support mutual action to respond to the challenges of climate change.