“BHESCo is all about looking at the big picture and offering a grass roots, integrated service,” said Kayla Ente, CEO and founder of BHESCo. “I set the business up to bring the community together, strengthening our social bonds, taking real action to solve the climate crisis and alleviate fuel poverty.”
The need to rapidly decarbonise our economy means that our energy industry is in a period of radical transition and a lack of government incentives is inhibiting the growth of low carbon generation. Technologies such as solar panels, heat pumps and biogas from food waste plants would enable households and organisations to generate their own sustainable energy in their own communities, increasing resilience and reducing reliance on fuels that enflame volatility and violence.
BHESCo’s aim is to kick start community-based, sustainable energy generation by removing any financial barriers to decarbonisation while also ensuring that vulnerable households have access to energy saving advice and financial help to improve their living conditions.
In the UK, 29% of our energy consumption and its associated CO2 emissions - comes from domestic usage. Most of this energy is used for heating and hot water.
“In reality, this percentage should be higher as there are many people who cannot afford the amount of energy they need to stay warm over the winter months,” said Dr Garry Felgate, Non-Executive Director of BHESCO. “I joined the Board of BHESCo because it offers the best example I have seen of squaring this circle. It drives down energy consumption to save the planet and makes energy affordable to provide everyone with a decent quality of life.”