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The rising costs of energy (and everything else) are worrying. There are some things we can do to reduce our bills so please take a look at some of our tips, recent articles, and blogs for information. If you are struggling with your bills contact your supplier for help or the WHAM project in Bristol.
Putting Communities at the heart of Bristol’s energy system
Our vision is a city where clean, green, affordable energy is delivered to the community by the community.
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 for everyone.
Bristol Energy Network is an umbrella organisation for individuals and community groups with an interest in energy in Bristol and the surrounding area. BEN has over twenty member groups working towards a fair, sustainable energy system. They are involved in many different energy projects, including assisting people struggling to pay their energy bills, advising people on how to reduce their energy use and raising money for and installing community-owned renewable energy projects (eg installing solar panels on community buildings). Find out more about BEN.
Our core areas of work are reflected in the Bristol Community Strategy for Energy which was created collaboratively in 2013: