Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • We've successfully launched our latest bond offer with our partners, Mongoose Energy through their new platform Mongoose Crowd to generate and store more renewable energy. Why is investing in community energy becoming so popular? We asked one of our investors, Dom Ziedler, aged 24, why he wanted to get involved with our crowdfund. Type & Year of investment: Shares, May 2016Why Dom invested:"H...

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Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • How much oil do we consume and where does it come from? Nikki Jones, researcher/writer on global energy, presents a beginner's guide to the oil and gas industries, in association with Bristol Energy Cooperative at the Salt Cafe in Bristol. The talk is the second in a series of seven focusing on climate change and energy use. Nikki explains how oil, the life-blood of the world economy, is traded ...

Bristol Energy Co-operative
Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • How does our use of land contribute to climate change? Is the livestock industry a bigger source of greenhouse gases than fossil fuels? What is Biological Energy Carbon Capture and Storage and should it underpin climate change policy? Watch to find out more from Nikki Jones, researcher/writer on global energy as she explains the climate change impact of land use. She describes the many ways that ...

Bristol Energy Co-operative
Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • Should nuclear fill the UK's energy gap? Does nuclear provide a genuinely low carbon energy supply? How much do safety issues add to the cost? Nikki Jones, researcher/writer on global energy answers the question of why the UK government is intent on a nuclear energy strategy. She explains the UK energy context, and how renewables and other technologies could offer a viable alternative. Watch now ...

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Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • What's happening to UK greenhouse gas emissions? What's the future for oil, coal and gas in the UK? Are current government policies compatible with targets? Nikki Jones, researcher/writer on global energy seeks to answer these questions in this overview of UK energy trends. Watch to find out more about our diverse and overlapping renewable and emission targets and the progress we are making toward...

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Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • Who's got coal, oil and gas and who's consuming it? Why is there a crisis in the fossil fuel industries? What are the prospects for a green future when fossil fuels are so cheap? Nikki Jones, researcher/writer on global energy gives an overview of trends in fossil fuel production and consumption. She presents the facts and figures and puts the decarbonisation challenge in perspective. This is a c...

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Bristol Energy Co-operative
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Bristol Energy Co-operative
Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • ​In 2006, Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ brought to light the cataclysmic effects climate change is causing to our planet. Now, ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ follows in its footsteps, as an invigorating call to action, highlighting the urgency to do all we can in the face of increasingly destructive signs of global warming. Here at BEC, we are doing all we can, but we need your conti...

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Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • The public has so far invested over £4 million in Bristol Energy Cooperative’s clean energy projects.Our latest investment opportunity is via a bond - an Innovative Finance ISA bond. This is one of the first available for community energy, and below are the answers to some of the questions that we’ve been asked about it. Why is Bristol Energy Cooperative raising money?                 &n [......

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  • Divestment and positive investment seem like a win-win for everyone. Switching your money from damaging fossil fuels to clean renewables helps tackle climate change, gives control back to the local community, and offers a financial return for investors.We caught up with Nikki Jones, a researcher, writer and journalist on oil, gas and energy (who has put her money where her mouth is and invested in...

Bristol Energy Co-operative
Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • Many people want to tackle climate change, but are unsure how to really make a difference. At times, it can feel overwhelming. One easy way to help society make a lasting shift from fossil fuels to renewables is to change how your money is invested. It's time to divest from fossil fuels, and ensure your investments are having a positive impact.Read on to find out why Karn, from Bedminster in Brist...

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Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • Our latest crowdfund is particularly exciting as we’re not just raising money to generate clean solar energy, but also to provide solar storage. With your help, we seek to raise funds to purchase and operate a state-of-the-art 100kW Tesla battery. This is one of UK's first battery deployments to come out of Elon Musk's battery 'gigafactory' in Nevada. The factory is named after its planned an...

Bristol Energy Co-operative
Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • ."I like the fact that BEC is Bristol based and has a track record of building schemes locally. One of the features that particularly attracted me to this offer was the proposed battery storage project. It seems to me that small scale local generation together with local storage must be the way ahead for electricity supply in the future."Rob Acton-Campbell, a Bristol Energy Cooperative investorFin...

Bristol Energy Co-operative
Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • In our current crowdfund, we've already raised over £200,000. But we have a long way to go to meet our £1.15m target by 31 July 2017. There are many reasons to make a positive investment in community energy. Today hear from one of our investors from Southville in Bristol, Katherine. Name:  Katherine PiperLocation: Southville, BristolType & Year of investment: Bond, April 2016Why Katherine cho...

Bristol Energy Co-operative
Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • Why are so many people investing in renewables? Today we meet another of our growing number investors, Dan Weisselberg from Bristol. Find out why he and his wife chose a positive investment... Name: Dan WeisselbergLocation: BristolType & Year of investment: Bond, July 2016Why did Dan invest in Bristol Energy Cooperative?"My wife and I invested in the BEC bond for a number of reasons: one was ...

Bristol Energy Co-operative
Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • There are many good reasons to invest in community energy from tackling climate change and helping the wider community to making a return on your investment. With our latest crowdfund just launched, we've been catching up with our growing community of investors to ask why they've opted for a positive investment. Today, meet Zoe Banks Gross, Director of Easton Energy Group... ​Type & Year of i...

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Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • Land Use and Climate Change: a talk by Nikki Jones

    How does our use of land contribute to climate change? Is the livestock industry a bigger source of greenhouse gases than fossil fuels? What is Biological Energy Carbon Capture and Storage and should it underpin climate change policy? Watch to find out more from Nikki Jones, researcher/writer on global energy as she explains the climate change impact of land use. She describes the many ways that ...

  • Is Nuclear The Answer? A talk by Nikki Jones

    Should nuclear fill the UK's energy gap? Does nuclear provide a genuinely low carbon energy supply? How much do safety issues add to the cost? Nikki Jones, researcher/writer on global energy answers the question of why the UK government is intent on a nuclear energy strategy. She explains the UK energy context, and how renewables and other technologies could offer a viable alternative. Watch now ...

  • UK Energy, Emissions & Targets: a talk by Nikki Jones

    What's happening to UK greenhouse gas emissions? What's the future for oil, coal and gas in the UK? Are current government policies compatible with targets? Nikki Jones, researcher/writer on global energy seeks to answer these questions in this overview of UK energy trends. Watch to find out more about our diverse and overlapping renewable and emission targets and the progress we are making toward...

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  • Global Energy Trends: a talk by Nikki Jones

    Who's got coal, oil and gas and who's consuming it? Why is there a crisis in the fossil fuel industries? What are the prospects for a green future when fossil fuels are so cheap? Nikki Jones, researcher/writer on global energy gives an overview of trends in fossil fuel production and consumption. She presents the facts and figures and puts the decarbonisation challenge in perspective. This is a c...

  • What Is Climate Change? A talk by Nikki Jones

    Is climate change an issue for future generations - or for us? What does 'two degrees warming' mean? What did the Paris Agreement achieve? Nikki Jones is a researcher and writer on global energy issues. Here, she gives an overview of the scientific view on climate change. She explains the current scientific consensus and the risks posed by our warming world.

  • Bristol Energy Coop Sun Dance Timelapse

    Let's dance for solar power! Bristol Energy Coop volunteers gathered in Millennium Square in Bristol to create a sun dance to raise awareness about solar energy. Together we can make things happen - watch now:

  • Bristol Energy Co-op Share Offer Animation #OwnIt

    An animation showing how the Bristol Energy Co-op works, and all the benefits that come with investing in it. To invest in our share offer, visit: bristolenergy.coop/

  • Bristol Energy Co-op Solar Energy Share Offer

    This video describes Bristol Energy Co-operatives solar scheme, and the many positive social and environmental outcomes of investing in it. Hear the experiences from community building owners and investors who have all benefitted from the scheme... anyone can #OwnIt To invest in our share offer, visit: bristolenergy.coop/

  • A Beginner's Guide to the Oil and Gas Industries A talk by Nikki Jones

    How much oil do we consume and where does it come from? Nikki Jones, researcher/writer on global energy, presents a beginner's guide to the oil and gas industries, in association with Bristol Energy Cooperative at the Salt Cafe in Bristol. The talk is the second in a series of seven focusing on climate change and energy use. Nikki explains how oil, the life-blood of the world economy, is traded ...

  • What's the way forward on climate change? A talk by Nikki Jones

    What's the way forward for tackling climate change? One of a series of talks by energy researcher, Nikki Jones, in association with Bristol Energy Cooperative at the Salt Cafe in Bristol. Watch to find out more about where we are both globally and in the UK in terms of tackling climate change.

Bristol Energy Co-operative
Bristol Energy Co-operative
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  • Daniella Radice was elected as a director of Bristol Energy Cooperative by our members at the AGM in October 2016, we asked her why she put herself forward...As an environmentalist I am very happy to be on the board of BEC, and to help it continue to develop as a thriving community benefit organisation. Having worked for many years as an environmental advisor, helping organisations minimise their ...

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