Time to Act poster frontOn 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

9:00 Q&A


dueeast summer festival 2015When? Saturday 18 July, 12.00-16.00

Where? St Cuthman’s Church, Whitehawk Way and the green spaces down to the Crew Club

What? Games, activities and stalls including a water slide, live music and dance, BBQ food and drink, horse and cart rides, crafts and local history, DueEast Brighton walking football cup, Secret Theatre.

dueeastlogoWhen? Wednesday 8th July, 6pm – 8pm

Where? Whitehawk Library and Community Hub, Whitehawk Rd, Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove BN2 5FL, UK

What? DueEast operates in the estates of Whitehawk, Manor Farm, and the Bristol Estate in Brighton and Hove continuing the work of the Neighbourhood Governance pilot promoting local decision making by local people.

The agenda for this meeting includes representatives from Brighton and Hove Buses providing an update on services and responding to community requests for route changes,  planning for real and community priorities, updates on local projects, activities and funding from your representative Neighbourhood Council.

share launch front pageBHESCo is hosting an event to give you more information about our Co-operative, what we have accomplished so far, the renewable energy and energy efficiency projects we are investing in, our innovative business model and most importantly – how you can participate.

Be the Change You Want to See in This World

4 June 2015, 6pm – 9pm

Brighthelm Centre, North Road, BN1 1YD

Special guest speaker – Howard Johns, Founder of Southern Solar and OVESCo

BHESCo is an ethical, not for profit social enterprise aiming to become a community owned energy supplier. Our business model helps to lower energy prices sustainably.  Pop in to our event, meet the Board of Directors of the Co-operative, learn more about how you can earn up to 10 times what you are currently earning on your savings by investing in a Co-operative that will pave the way for energy groups across the country.


Please sign up for the event on eventbrite as we need to order refreshments.

Hove Civic flyer A5 V2 Of the many challenges that the city faces in the years to come, affordable housing and energy costs in particular heating, rank high.  This years, Hove Civic Society forum explores some potential solutions.   The three parliamentary candidates for Hove, Graham Cox, Chris Hawtree and Peter Kyle will put forward some of their solutions and engage in a debate with Andrew Winter, CEO of the Brighton Housing Trust and Kayla Ente, CEO of BHESCo who will present their views about the need for affordable housing and heat as well as outlining some possibilities from experiences drawn from other cities. Questions will also be taken during the meeting.

7:30pm at the Courtlands Hotel, the Drive in Hove BN3 3JE

Free for Hove Society members, visitors pay £3 at the door

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