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

Conference videos now available..

We filmed all the speakers at the Energy Conference on the 19th October. They can all be viewed here or the videos of individual speakers can be seen as follows: Introduction: Kye Dudd: Welcome: Caroline Bird: David Tudgey: Alistair Macpherson: Peter Capener: Jodie Giles: Paul Hassan: Panel 1 hosted by Zakiya McKenzie: MP Claire Perry: Lorna … Continued

Help shape BEN!

Bristol Energy Network needs new directors to help move the organisation forwards in an exciting point in its development, where the energy sector is changing and community energy is moving up the social and political agenda. So if you are passionate about doing SOMETHING about climate change or social inequality, or both, join our team! Here … Continued

BEN’s submission to the City Leap

Over the summer of 2018 Bristol City Council’s Energy Service put a call out to the city to develop a City Leap Prospectus with partners across the city to ensure that Bristol becomes carbon-neutral by 2050. This is an innovative request from a Council that realises that it cannot do it alone! BEN worked with our … Continued

“Government’s proposal is disappointing”

Earlier in September 2018, BEN and Bristol Energy Ltd submitted a joint response to the Feed In Tariff Scheme Call for Evidence for the future of small-scale, low-carbon energy generation. In their reponse, David Tudgey (BEN) and Smaranda Sandu (BE Ltd) urge the government “to reconsider its position, particularly with regards to community energy, and to … Continued


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