Bradford Community Energy
Formed in May 2020 Bradford Community Energy believes in a world where communities work together to source affordable renewable heat and electricity to meet their efficient energy needs and one in which fuel poverty is a thing of the past.
WHAT WE DO
The prime focus of Bradford Community Energy is to reduce the damaging effect that most energy production and usage has on our environment. We are driven by the knowledge that it is our responsibility to take action now that ensures the planet we pass on to our children is better cared for than the one we inherited. The whole philosophy of Community Enterprises such as ours is that it puts local people in the driving seat, feeding the many benefits directly into the local community, not corporate investors. Our passion is to show just what can be achieved in a densely populated and polluted inner-city area such as Little Horton.
We want to not just be a driver for change, we will be that very driver of change; producing clean energy and local community benefit, supporting community assets and tackling local fuel poverty. If you share our vision and please consider becoming a shareholder.
Bradford Community Energy will work with other community-based organisations to explore, develop and deliver community-owned renewable energy assets across Bradford. We will work to inspire others to act on climate change issues and show that when we have focus and work together we create change. We will work at all levels, in individual homes, community centres and neighbourhoods to deliver better, cleaner, less harmful, community-owned energy solutions.
We believe in a better more equal world where communities can source affordable renewable heat and electricity to meet their efficient energy needs.
It is widely considered that despite much work having been done in recent years there are still 1 in 8 households in fuel poverty in Bradford, this means that in 2020 more than 1 in 10 people have at some time to weigh up the benefits between a warm meal or a warm home, many of whom are elderly.
Bradford Metropolitan District Council and others have done much good work to address this situation, but there is so much more that needs to be achieved. This is why a proportion of Bradford Community Energy operating surplus will go to support this fuel poverty reduction work.
For more information on local fuel poverty what is needed and what is being done, please visit: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/environment/climate-change/fuel-poverty/