Bristol Energy Network Open Meeting, 3 July

SAVE THE DATE! The next Bristol Energy Network Open meeting is coming as part of the Community Energy Coalition‘s Community Energy Fortnight. Date: Tuesday 3rd July Time: 7-9pm (food and networking from 6.30pm) Venue: Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, BS5 6A Join us for a celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Bristol Community Strategy for Energy – we will be reviewing progress … Continued

BEN Open meeting, 17 April 2018, Southville

We are co-hosting the next open meeting with Bedminster Energy Group on their home turf in Southville. We will bring together the experienced and the new by reviewing what you have and generating new ideas for projects to bring about the change you are seeking in your community. We will be hearing from past beneficiaries … Continued

BEN’s comment on Bristol’s Local Plan

BEN has been talking to all member groups and gathered your comments to make this comment on the Local Plan. Please have a look and come along to the BEN Open Meeting on Tuesday 17th April with any comments. Thank you! BEN _ Local Plan Review _ Initial Response (2)

Bristol Community Energy Fund – grants are back!

If you want to support local people: To reduce their energy use (e.g. their use of electricity or gas) In moving toward cleaner renewable sources of energy To take measures that ensure they can afford to meet their energy needs You can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to support all costs relating … Continued

BEN 2017 AGM

Bristol Energy Network’s 2017 AGM took place on Wednesday 6 December at the Bristol Energy Hub on the Waterfront.  The AGM was attended by around 25 people from across the community energy field in Bristol. The event kicked off with a talk from Green Party councilor Cleo Lake who gave a fascinating talk covering her own personal … Continued

Bristol Community Energy Fund case studies

We now have a collection of case studies of projects supported through the Bristol Community Energy Fund. Use the links below to find out more about what groups achieved with the funding: Ambition Lawrence Weston case study Ashley Community Housing case study Awaz Utaoh case study Bristol Playbus case study CHEESE Project case study Demand … Continued

Bristol Community Energy Fund open for applications

The Bristol Community Energy Fund is open for applications, with a deadline of 15 January. What is the Bristol Community Energy Fund Grant Fund? The Bristol Community Energy Fund is a Bristol City Council initiative with seed funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Bristol City Council is working with Quartet … Continued

Reasons to consider having a Smart Meter in your home

Our energy system is changing. One of those changes is the free roll-out of smart meters. Smart meters will provide you with up to date information on how much gas and electric you’re using, as well as providing exact meter readings to suppliers to ensure you’re only charged for what you use. Your energy supplier … Continued

BEN recruiting new board members

Energy is an important aspect of all our lives. We use energy, such as electricity and gas, to heat our homes and buildings, heat water, cook our food and much more. However, our current energy system is not working: many people cannot afford the energy they need and most of our energy comes from burning … Continued

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