Lockleaze: The Future and Community Energy Feast

Well done Lockleaze Hub & Buzz Lockleaze Energy Feast!   On 4th February 2017 BEN joined Lockleaze Hub & Buzz Lockleaze for a family friendly event to find out about what’s happening in Lockleaze. This included developments at Romney House and Shaldon Road community-led housing with Bristol Community Land Trust, learning about solar energy and … Continued


Community energy reporters

Do you enjoy meeting new people? Are you interested in how our approach to energy is changing in the city? Would you like the opportunity to develop your skills in media and communications? We’re looking for one or two people to visit community groups around Bristol and interview them about their energy projects. This could … Continued


Setting the scene for 2017

On 25 January we kicked off the year with our event ‘Bristol community energy: Setting the scene for 2017’. The meeting was attended by around 25 members and friends old and new, including Bristol Energy Co-operative, Friends of the Earth Bristol, North Bristol Advice Centre and Groundwork. In the first part of the meeting everyone shared their … Continued


BEN AGM – new directors appointed

On Tuesday 6 December we held our AGM at The Kitchen, Silver Street. Around 30 people attended, including BEN members, director applicants and others with an interest in energy and the activities of the network. Board member Caroline Bird gave a review of the year and of plans for the year ahead, followed by staff … Continued


Doors closing, on Bristol Green Doors?

Bristol Green Doors recently held a Celebration Event for householders and stakeholders to recognise its achievements since 2010. At the event they also gave notice that they are unable to continue running as they have been and that green open home events in Bristol will need to be delivered differently in future. From Bristol Green Doors: … Continued

Team away day March 2016

Vacancy: Bristol Energy Network board members

We are looking for three new directors to join the Bristol Energy Network board. We’re particularly looking for a Treasurer and also people with skills and experience in fundraising, business development, communications and community outreach/ engagement. The position would be suitable for someone who can commit to bi-monthly meetings as well as taking part in … Continued


Big Energy Savings Week – Bristol Big Switch

Bristol Energy Network took part in this year’s Bristol Big Switch, which aims to help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to. We have been working with a number of other local organisations, including Citizens Advice, Talking Money, North Bristol Advice Centre, Centre for Sustainable Energy and Bristol … Continued


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

new LW solar farm wind turbines

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


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