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April 2020 Newsletter
Earth Day 2020
For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, BHESCo brought together some of Brighton and Hove's best known sustainable business and thought leaders to look at how the city can achieve our Net Zero carbon emissions target by 2030 in keeping with our commitment to tackle the Climate Emergency. Click on the video above to watch a 20 minute film of interviews followed by a 60 minute panel debate.
BHESCo Business Update
As lockdown continues, we wanted to let you know that the Coronavirus is not having any negative impact on BHESCo’s operations. The team are able to carry on their roles from home and to continue developing a new pipeline of community owned energy projects. The sun is doing its job, generating the electricity we need, bringing in a healthy stream of income from our existing installations, enabling BHESCo to carry on with our innovative and important work. We are all keeping safe and well, and we hope you are too.
BLOG: Life After Coronavirus
In our latest blog, BHESCo's founder and CEO, Kayla Ente, sets out her inspiring vision of the kind of society we want to create once the pandemic has passed; a society where people are able to realise a life in connection with our environment, not in the destruction of it.
She sets out three key principles that we must adopt in order to rebuild an economy that serves all people equally and values our natural environment.
Emergency Fuel Vouchers
The lockdown means that everyone is spending more time at home, experiencing higher than usual energy costs. To help those struggling to keep their prepayment meter topped up, Citizens Advice are offering emergency fuel vouchers of £28 for a single person and £49 for a family. Applicants must receive means tested benefits while caring for a vulnerable person in the household (young children, elderly, or a disability). Read more or contact BHESCo for more information.
In Other News...

Great Britain hits coal-free electricity record amid coronavirus lockdown
Great Britain has run for a new record of 18 days, six hours and 15 minutes without burning coal to generate electricity – and counting – as the coronavirus lockdown cuts demand by nearly 20%. Read more.

Meteorologists say 2020 on course to be hottest year since records began
Although the coronavirus lockdown has temporarily cleared the skies, it has done nothing to cool the climate, which needs deeper, longer-term measures, the scientists say.  Read more

Communities vs Covid-19: hundreds of neighbourly support groups spring up
More than 200 ‘mutual aid’ groups have sprung up across the UK to support those suffering from the effects and threat of the Coronavirus outbreak. Read more...
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