The ECO Centre was established in 1980 as the West Wales Energy Group. Its remit was then and still is the promotion of the issues surrounding energy use and the environment. Its stated charitable objectives are: the advancement of public education in all aspects of energy conservation and energy use; the relief of fuel poverty in the local population; the advancement of public education in matters relating to the environment, insofar as they relate to energy conservation and energy use.
West Wales ECO Centre has always had a strong belief in the value of education in spreading the environmental message. Its particular interest has been in the issues surrounding energy use and climate change.