Join our Cuppa Club webinar to learn more about two extraordinary community energy organisations
With grassroots climate action very much on the public agenda, Ethex is proud to bring people a range of investment opportunities to support extraordinary organisations, taking tangible steps to tackle the climate crisis. In this webinar, we will introduce you to two impactful community renewable energy organisations.
We will be chatting to Jake and John from HECE, a pioneering organisation that has recently launched an IF ISA eligible bond offer on Ethex, looking to raise £1.1 million to help them continue to bring the benefits of community renewable energy to the Heart of England region. Since 2017, HECE have been dedicated to empowering local people and organisations by enabling them to invest in, control and benefit from local renewable energy generation.
Each year HECE allocates money to a community fund that supports charities and projects with a positive social and environmental impact in the local area and in developing countries. Their solar arrays produce enough clean energy to power 4,500 homes per year and the areas around the arrays have been developed into wildflower meadows, encouraging biodiversity and wildlife in the area.
They will be joined by Andy O’Brien from Bristol Energy Co-operative (BEC) who have been running numerous clean, community-owned energy generation projects around Bristol for 10 years, currently generating enough green energy to power 3,000 homes. It’s a highly successful model with projects including rooftop solar arrays, ground-mounted solar farms, community microgrids in new housing schemes and a planned hydropower scheme. BEC’s project revenues also fund community initiatives.
BEC is currently live on Ethex with a share offer that will help them continue their pioneering work to democratise energy ownership in the UK and take decisive action to tackle climate change. This is their 8th investment raise and will fund new snd exciting renewable energy projects, which Andy will talk about during the webinar.
Representatives of both organisations will be talking about how they operate, the impact they have had to date, their future goals and how their vision is helping to tackle climate change while creating stronger communities in their areas. We will discuss how their innovative approaches - with the right kind of financing - can provide the building blocks that we need to democratise energy supply as part of a green and equitable recovery and how they can be replicated in communities around the country.
Josh Brewer - Senior Business Development Manager, Ethex (host)
Andy O'Brien - Co-director, Bristol Energy Cooperative
TBC - Heart of England Community Energy
Tuesday 25th January 12:30 PM (45 minutes)