16 Nov 2015
On 19 November, at Wagner Hall in Brighton, BHESCo is hosting an event that is promising to be an inspiring evening of talks from environmental activists working to combat climate change on a local level.
Book your tickets now to attend this free event
Howard Johns, author of Energy Revolution will lead the discussion about the clean energy alternatives that can be developed through a community energy business model.
Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition movement says about Energy Revolution: “Re-imagining our energy system offers the potential of a win-win-win future: low carbon energy, more resilient communities, vibrant local economies. What’s more, it’s possible and it’s already happening. Howard Johns, founder of Southern Solar and OVESCo, paints a spellbinding picture of the revolution happening around us, and the part you could play in it.”
Telling stories of the change that’s already happening from around the world and drawing on two decades of his own unique experience, Howard Johns demonstrates how we can develop our own renewable energy projects to provide local energy and create a new fleet of businesses. He shows us how communities can build local energy solutions (renewable power stations that will be a new form of building society) where we come together to develop, finance and construct the infrastructure that we and future generations so desperately need. These new systems will create new jobs and businesses, reduce energy imports and create new local investment models.
7:00pm Doors open
7:05 Welcome and introduction – Kayla Ente
7:10 Short clip of Vicki Lesley’s film on Nuclear Power and Q&A
7:30 Howard Johns talks about community energy and its potential to transform the industry
8:00pm Will Cottrell, Chairman, Brighton Energy Co-operative
8:15pm Chris Tomlinson, Project manager Rampion Wind farm
8:30pm Anthony Probert, Bioregional – One Plant Living
8:45pm Kayla Ente, Founder, BHESCo
11 Nov 2015
Launched by the Department of Energy & Climate Change in 2013, the BESN supports a network of local energy champions help the most vulnerable in society in the fight against fuel poverty.
The aim of the programme is to help people save money on their energy bills. BHESCo provides training to people working on the frontlines in our community, providing information to help them identify those most at risk of fuel poverty, and to provide essential advice on how to stay warm this winter so that they can go out and combat fuel poverty in Brighton and Hove directly.
Beginning with the Big Energy Saving Week on 26 October 2015, we have a full programme of events on offer to help people lower their bills and stay warm this winter. We will be running an energy advice desk every Thursday at the Hollingdean Community Cafe. We will have an energy advice desk at various food banks around the city.
Help is offered in a variety of different ways, from information about switching to the cheapest energy supplier, to advice on how to make sure homes are properly insulated, as well as ways to use less energy around the house. We can help customers save up to £200 a year by switching tariff or supplier and getting the £140 Warm Home Discount.
Since its launch, the Big Energy Saving Network has funded over 150 projects, trained 500 volunteers, and helped over 90,000 hard-to-reach and vulnerable energy customers, with BHESCo playing a vital role in the success of the programme. In recognition of the great work we’ve done, BHESCo was awarded the highest points from any organisation in the country.
So please, don’t miss this unique opportunity to receive free impartial advice on your energy bills – come to one of our consultation days for a cup of tea and a friendly chat, where you can even pick up a free energy monitor for your home!