Project Coordinator for CHEESE project

Cold Homes Energy Efficiency Survey Experts (CHEESE) have an immediate vacancy for a Project Co-ordinator: Project Coordinator From November, 2 days/week for 40 days (with two weeks leave over Christmas/New Year)  Pay £120 per day for 8-hour day, flexi-time. (£15/hour.) Freelance, self-employed contract. Payment against invoice. May be extended or increased if further funding becomes … Continued


Community Energy and You event

We worked with Knowle West Media Centre for our October 2016 open meeting, held 12 October. The aim of the meeting was to hear from two different communities that have been actively involved in energy. Residents of Knowle West and Easton shared what they have learned about energy issues during the running of energy projects in their … Continued

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Time is running out to join Bristol Energy Cooperative’s solar crowdfund

The final countdown is on to join BEC’s solar crowdfund. This community energy share offer with up to 5% pa returns on investments of between £50 and £100,000 closes on Sunday 31 July 2016. BEC is raising funds to install solar panels on community buildings across Greater Bristol, such as The Architecture Centre. Christine, Manager … Continued


BEN event: Putting Communities at the Heart of Bristol’s Energy System

The July Bristol Energy Network event took place at the Old Library, Lockleaze. Around 30 people attended to find out more about local energy and environmental issues and projects. Local mum Karen talked about the successful campaign against the diesel generators that were planned for behind a school, and Stuart from Residents Against Dirty Energy … Continued

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Bristol Community Energy Fund open for applications

The Bristol Community Energy Fund is open for application again. This second round of grant funding will run until Monday 8 August 2016. The grant programme supports activities with one of the following aims: To support local people to reduce their energy use (e.g. their use of electricity or gas) To support local people in … Continued


BEN at Festival of Nature

We had a great weekend at the Festival of Nature. The light bulb challenge went down well with the kids especially, and lots of interest in thermal imaging (from the CHEESE project – Cold Homes Energy Efficiency Survey Experts) and the Bristol Energy Co-operative. Here are a few photos.


Countdown to invest in Bristol Energy Co-op

The race is on now to find the remaining funds to complete the rest of Bristol Energy Co-ops planned roof-top installations before the end of the summer. They’ve already raised over £9 million – an amazing achievement, but can you help them reach their final target by spreading the word even further? Their 2-year solar bond will end … Continued


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