Media Releases

Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) reaches its £2m solar bond offer target. This amount will fund BEC’s operating 4.568MWp solar farm near Puriton, Somerset. BEC is the biggest community energy company by capacity after switching on its new solar farm at Lawrence Weston. Its community fund and solar portfolio boosts the local area in a time […]

Joins July 1st, community energy firm to launch supply business by end of year 30th June 2016 – The community energy company, Mongoose Energy, has appointed Mark Kenber as managing director of its energy supply division, which is set to launch later this year. Kenber will join on July 1st from the highly influential non-profit […]

Solar farm near Merston enabled by funding from £1.2m share offer 27/6/2016 - Meadow Blue Community Energy (MBCE), a community benefit society, is celebrating as the 5MWp solar farm near Merston has been connected to the grid. It will generate enough clean solar electricity to power the equivalent of 1,515 local homes . The finance was […]

Bristol City Council, Social and Sustainable Capital and Triodos Bank collectively agree £4M this week. Also running crowdfunded bond offer – a 6% pa, 2-year bond offer 20th April 2016 - Bristol Energy Cooperative has this week signed agreements that add  £3.95 million of funding for its community energy projects. This takes the total raised since […]

The community energy company Mongoose has today announced it will launch an energy supply business, opening to customers before the end of the year. The launch will see Mongoose become the UK’s first supply company that is majority owned by community energy groups. JW Bode, CEO of Mongoose said: “This is a first for a […]

Seeks to raise £2m; strengthens board with two of community energy sector’s leading experts Following investor feedback, Bristol Energy Cooperative has relaunched its ethical, clean-energy bond offer, which gives 6% pa returns to those investing in the 4.6MWp solar array at Puriton, Somerset.  Funds from the bond will finance the purchase of the large-capacity array […]

Today DECC released emails to Carbon Brief, following a long-running freedom of information request, that undermine the government’s argument behind cutting their support for renewables. The redacted (classified as sensitive) emails can be seen here. The below is a response from Mongoose Energy’s Chair, Sir Ed Davey. “The lack of openness in this crucial LCF […]