‘Spring into Summer’ BEN Newsflash

This latest newsflash has information about training for Energy Champions coming soon and an update on the Spotlight on Solar meeting. Catch it here!

BEN Newsletter – May 2019

Click here to access our latest newsletter with information about our latest projects to help tackle climate change, and Member of the Month – Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership!

BEN’s April Newsflash

This first ever newsflash announces the Spotlight on Solar meeting and looks in-depth into those busy bees at Bedminster Energy Group have been up to!

Green light for the City Leap

Bristol’s Cabinet supports the City Leap – but what does this mean for Community Energy? Following the Cabinet decision on the 2nd April (the papers and the webcast are here) to progress with the City Leap, we interviewed David Tudgey, the Project Development Officer for Bristol Energy Network to understand more about this important decision … Continued

Rooftop Solar Farm for Lockleaze

Low Carbon Gordano and Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust have been invited to work up a project plan by Power To Change Trust, which will hopefully lead to a £100,000 grant from the Next Generation energy award scheme. This starts with a funded R&D phase with the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Bristol Energy Company and Zero Carbon Bristol to … Continued

BEN’s response to WECA’s Regional Energy Strategy

The presentation that effectively forms the WECA Regional Strategy to be submitted to BEIS is now available. CSE have also published a news piece about their report, to which BEN contributed through the stakeholder event in February 2018. WECA is meeting to agree this strategy on Friday 1st February and BEN has collaborated with its members to … Continued

Fancy installing solar but can’t quite afford it?

Bristol Credit Union (BCU) have recently launched a new Solar Loan, for householders, business property owners, and community building owners to take advantage of the Government’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT). The limited-time loan offer is specifically for those looking to benefit from solar PV generation before the FiT ceases in March 2019, and we’d really value … Continued

BEN appoints new Directors!

At the AGM on Monday 10th December BEN was delighted to appoint 5 new Directors to the Board. They are (in alphabetical order): Jane Wildblood Karn Shah Mark Leach Paul Phare Rebecca Windemer We are looking forward to working with you to develop the future of BEN. Just to say, the Directors and the AGM … Continued

Nominations for BEN Directors

BEN currently has 6 directors and can have up to 9 directors at any one time. Two directors are stepping down: Helen Powell and Charlotte Eddisford. At the AGM on Monday 10th December there is space for 5 new directors. Our call for new directors has been widely publicised and eight people have stepped forward to fill these spaces. … Continued


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