Bristol Community Energy Fund open for applications

The Bristol Community Energy Fund is open for applications, with a deadline of 15 January. What is the Bristol Community Energy Fund Grant Fund? The Bristol Community Energy Fund is a Bristol City Council initiative with seed funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Bristol City Council is working with Quartet … Continued

Reasons to consider having a Smart Meter in your home

Our energy system is changing. One of those changes is the free roll-out of smart meters. Smart meters will provide you with up to date information on how much gas and electric you’re using, as well as providing exact meter readings to suppliers to ensure you’re only charged for what you use. Your energy supplier … Continued

BEN recruiting new board members

Energy is an important aspect of all our lives. We use energy, such as electricity and gas, to heat our homes and buildings, heat water, cook our food and much more. However, our current energy system is not working: many people cannot afford the energy they need and most of our energy comes from burning … Continued

CHEESE Project updates

The CHEESE (Cold Homes Energy Efficiency Survey Experts) Project has been selected as one of five organisations to appear at the open bidding for funding evening of The Funding Network on 12th October at TLT Solicitors, 1 Redcliffe Street, BS1 6TP at 6pm. If you have got a full wallet come along! But get a … Continued

Lawrence Weston wind turbine success

Plans for a 130m wind turbine in Lawrence Weston have been approved. The structure is set to be built in the entrance to the Accolade Wine warehouse on the Avonmouth industrial estate. This is fantastic news and would not have happened without the strong support from the local community. Residents from Avonmouth area at the Make Sunday … Continued

Smart Energy GB Project

Smart Homes – Getting ready for winter We are very pleased to announce that we have been funded by Smart Energy GB to promote smart meters to our network of community groups across the city to help reach those who perhaps would not have considered having a Smart Meter. The funding is primarily aimed at … Continued

Megawatt Community Energy Fund launch

Bristol Energy Cooperative’s Megawatt Community Energy Fund is open for applications from 1/08/17 to 26/09/17. This Fund is a grant programme recycling profit from Bristol Energy Cooperative’s community energy business activity into community action on reducing the amount of carbon in our atmosphere, and/or making energy more affordable eg through focused fuel poverty initiatives. The … Continued

BEN at Green Capital Partnership 10 Year Anniversary

Bristol Energy Network took part in the Green Capital Partnership 10 Year Anniversary event this month, including having our new marquee up, which was home to Bristol Energy Cooperative, Warm up Bristol and other groups.

The CHEESE project gains worldwide coverage and interest!

BBC Futures is an online magazine aimed at a global audience outside the UK. Since this article has been published we have gained interest from Ireland, Finland, Italy, India, and USA. Read the article. Want to get involved? Have a survey Apply for a survey – paid surveys allow us to offer free surveys to those in fuel poverty as well as … Continued

Bristol Energy Cooperative bond offer

Bristol Energy Cooperative currently has an ISA-eligible Bond Offer investment opportunity open until 31st July 2017. Through the bond you can benefit from tax-free returns and earn interest at a target rate of 4.5% per year for 3 years. Minimum investment if £100. The money raised will enable innovative community-owned clean energy projects. More info

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