July 2020 Newsletter
New share offer - last chance to earn a 5% return on BHESCo shares

BHESCo are looking to raise £225,000 for two new community energy projects in Sussex. This is the final tranche of shares being offered at rate of 5% interest. Once all 22,500 shares have been purchased (or by the time of our AGM on 24 September 2020, whichever is sooner) this opportunity will close.

We'll be installing an 87kW ground source heat pump and underfloor heating system at the Montessori Place School in Uckfield, building on the successful solar power and heating project we delivered there in 2016 (photo above).

Over in Lewes town centre we're working alongside our long-term partners the Werks Group to re-purpose an abandoned building into a creative space for offices and co-working. We'll be minimising the environmental impact of the building with energy saving measures and an air source heat pump. 

We hope you will take advantage of this exciting offer which we encourage you to share with your friends and family.

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BHESCo is a Finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards
BHESCo's founder and CEO, Kayla Ente, has been shortlisted for the Disruptor of the Year category at the 2020 Great British Entrepreneur Awards for the South East region. The awards final takes place on 23rd September, and judges include Hayley Parsons, who founded Go Compare, Cath Kidston, Lord Bilimoria of Cobra Beer and Kanya King, the founder of the MOBO awards. Read more >>>
Study on the use of renewable sources of energy
Researchers at the University of Loughborough are looking for homeowners who use solar panels or other forms of technology to produce renewable energy for their home to participate in a survey.
The survey takes 8 - 10 minutes and those who complete it will have a chance to enter a prize draw to win £100.
Read more >>>
Green Homes Grants
Earlier this month the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced a £3bn finance package to encourage the uptake of energy efficiency measures across the UK. Homeowners can access grants of £5,000 to improve the energy efficiency of their properties.
It's hoped that this will create jobs, reduce fuel costs and help the UK build towards its net zero carbon target. Further details of the scheme are to be announced in September. Read more >>>
BLOG: Why the UK's 2050 Net Zero carbon emissions target is inviting climate catastrophe
One of Theresa May’s last actions as Prime Minister was to commit the UK to a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Whilst this marks progress in the UK’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis, we believe that 2050 is much too late to avoid crossing tipping points and runaway global heating. Our latest blog makes the case for a 2030 target and explains how we can get there. Read blog >>>

In Other News...

Invitation to tender for new energy project work in central Lewes
Werks Hubs is re-purposing an old, abandoned building at 4 Fisher Street, Lewes, BN7 2DQ into a low carbon, creative space for offices and co-working facilities.
BHESCo are overseeing the project management of energy saving measures at the site. This is an invitation to practitioners to tender for all or part of the works to be undertaken at the site. For full specification please download the tender document.

Could you be an energy hero in Brighton and Hove?
BHESCo are looking for someone to support our vital work providing free energy bill advice for residents of Brighton and Hove. We're seeking a volunteer to help with online energy tariff comparisons for low-income and vulnerable customers who struggle to keep up with gas and electricity bills. Training and support will be provided. View details and apply.

Some Warm Home Discount applications open already
Applications for the Warm Home Discount (which provides financial support to low-income and vulnerable households) usually open in October.  However, BHESCo have learned that some suppliers have opened their applications early this year. If you are a customer of E.ON, Npower, Sainsburys Energy, or Utility Warehouse, then contact them soon to apply. If you need help at all then get in contact with BHESCo.
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