Build Back Better

Blog by Jazz Chandler What we do next could change everything “We have a chance to reset the clock and build back better than before” asserts the elegantly named campaign, Build Back Better. With a name so globally appealing, it’s seen traditionally adversarial organisations suddenly using the same language- who’d have thought the Government’s latest … Continued

Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into community energy

BEN has worked with CSE to write a joint response to the UK Government’s Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into how community energy can contribute to the energy transition and how the government should support it. You can download our joint response here

BEN Asks

Our 10 asks for the upcoming Mayor elections for Bristol City Council and WECA. The network’s suggested questions to ask candidates at hustings so that we are making the right kind of progress on a just transition and climate emergency. The deadline to register to vote in May 2021 local elections is midnight on Monday … Continued

Could you be a BEN director?

We’re recruiting new directors!  The Bristol Energy Network AGM is going to be on Wednesday 4th of November, and this is the time of year when members vote for new directors.  Four of our current directors will be standing down, and three of these will stand for re-election alongside new applicants.  There are a total … Continued

Green Homes Grant

The Government has announced a Green Homes Grant as part of post-Covid economic rebuilding. This will provide vouchers for up to £5000 for homeowners for energy-saving home improvements, and up to £10,000 for means-tested households. Grants will be available for energy efficiency measures and home renewable energy, including heating systems. We don’t yet know much … Continued

Bristol Fuel Poverty Action Plan

The No Cold Homes steering group has developed a Fuel Poverty Action Plan for Bristol. This is part of the One City Plan, which has the ambition that by 2030, nobody in Bristol will suffer from a cold home due to fuel poverty or their inability to have the necessary insulation and heating. The plan … Continued

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