Brighton Energy Coop new working groups

We’re setting up various working groups on the topics below. If you’re interested in getting involved fill in the form here and we’ll be in contact.

Communications working group
BEC has nearly 1500 people on its mailing list, more than 700 likes on our Facebook group and more than 1000 followers on Twitter. We’d like some steer on what should be said using these: should we promote anti-fracking messages, for example, renewable energy news, or simply stuff relating to BEC? This working group aims to help frame our communications strategy.

Strategy working group
Where do we want to go as an organisation? At present BEC develops new renewable projects, which are then funded by the local community via BEC shares. Do we want to do more than that? How would that work? A working group to advise on the wider ambitions of the organisation.

New technologies working group
Renewable energy is not just about solar. There are other technological opportunities out there – but understanding the complexities involved is preventing us from developing them. A working group, therefore, to explore non-solar opportunities for BEC and how we might explore them.