Bristol Energy Co-op

The donations from members in 2016 were invested with Bristol Energy Co-op (BEC), a community-owned energy cooperative, growing Greater Bristol’s local green energy supply and making the benefits available to all.

BEC develop renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and help others to do the same. Audience donations had a huge impact with BEC, helping to run a 4.2MW solar farm at Lawrence Weston as well as supporting their work installing solar panels on 6 community buildings and purchasing another solar farm in Somerset.

With Bristol home to many of our festival partners and audiences this donation is coming full circle, taking the negative of carbon emissions and turning it into clean energy, produced in our very own communities, that benefits everyone.

Find out more about BEC’s ground-breaking work at