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Communities and the Smart Energy Revolution

Report from the Regen event on flexibility, 11th March 2020 by Caroline Bird, BEN Chair This event was one of several across the West where Regen and Western Power Distribution (WPD) are discussing the potential for communities to engage in the energy flexibility markets. The event discussed how local energy flexibility markets currently work and … Continued

Decarbonising the West of England

Zero West aims to coordinate and accelerate the transition to zero carbon in the West of England region. To inform its work, Tom Stedall and colleagues explored in detail what zero carbon in the West of England would look like. Here he gives us a whistle-stop tour of his research. For the purposes of the … Continued

A just energy transition – BEN conference 2019

BEN Director Robert Smart reports from our Energy Transition Conference 2019. Over 140 people came to Bristol Energy Network’s 2019 conference, which was held on a bright autumn afternoon at City Hall. Gathered together was a rich and diverse representation from Bristol’s civic community and representatives from local, regional and national organisations to discuss a … Continued

Make your #EnergyPledge

For Bristol to reach net zero carbon we all need to play our part. As roughly one third of our carbon emissions are from domestic energy use, there are lots of actions we can take to reduce our carbon footprint and make our energy system clean, green and affordable for everyone. Bristol Energy Network is … Continued

Joint input into Bristol’s Local Plan

By Matt Wood and David Tudgey   The new Local Plan will set out how Bristol will develop over the next 20 years. Bristol City Council are running a consultation on the Local Plan until 24 May 2019. This is an important opportunity to feed back on elements of the plan you support, in addition to highlighting … Continued

Reflections from the Bristol Forum

By Ola (Aleksandra) Michalec, UWE Bristol On the 29th March 2019, City Hall hosted the first ever (hopefully one of many!) “Bristol Forum”. The event was organised in a partnership between local universities and Bristol City Council and took a shape of a 1-day interactive conference aimed at local practitioners working on the city challenges. … Continued

Award for Bristol’s REPLICATE programme

By Hayley Ash, REPLICATE Programme Manager for Bristol City Council Bristol  has won the Smart Cities UK award 2019 for community engagement.  During the Smart Homes project, Bristol City Council and Bristol Energy Network, codesigned all aspects of the project with the local community.  This included co-designing the customer journey, contracts, marketing and the mobile … Continued

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