Diesel generator campaign success

Plutus Energy’s recently appealed against Bristol City Council’s rejection of its planning application for a diesel generator installation 200 yards from a nursery school in Lawrence Hill. Thanks to the hard work of RADE (Residents Against Dirty Energy) and others groups, the appeal was rejected. Congratulations to all those involved!

Centre for Sustainable Energy: OpenLV project

OpenLV is a groundbreaking, £6m project that’s making local electricity data openly available – to the energy industry, community groups and app developers. The purpose is to improve the capacity of the local low voltage (LV) electricity network so that it can cope with the decarbonisation of the UK’s energy use and the increase in electricity use that … Continued

Support our crowdfund!

Bristol Energy Network members are taking part in Bristol Green Capital’s Better Bristol crowdfund. Our fundraiser, Fuelling the Energy Revolution in Bristol, is one of over 20 looking to raise between £6,000 and £8,000. Projects raise 50% of their overall target from at least 40 people before 28 June will receive top up grants of between £3,000 … Continued

Energy Ambassador Course

ENERGY PRICES ON THE RISE As the price of energy rises and incomes are squeezed, The Energy Ambassador Course, organised by Growing Futures, will help Bristol residents to improve their awareness of their personal energy consumption. This is a free course that runs over 5 sessions. It covers top tips, from managing your money to … Continued


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


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