Bristol Community Energy Conference 2019

A Just Energy Transition: responding to the climate emergency

The conference report is here!

This year, BEN’s Energy Transition conference is on how to move from climate activism into climate action, focusing on for a more just and sustainable energy system.

Date: 8th November 2019

Time: 1.30 – 6pm (with drinks and networking to 7pm)

Venue: City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

If we are going to achieve carbon neutrality and tackle climate change, we’ve all got to take tangible actions across every area of our lives: at home, work, play and through pushing for and enacting policy change. Our conference on November 8th at City Hall will examine how Community Energy can be the thread that binds these strands together. We’ll highlight the opportunities collaboration can bring, and why we need more of it between individuals, business, communities and local authorities.


Expect presentations from a wide range of perspectives, including community groups, activists and policy makers who’re all helping accelerate the place of change in different ways. Get involved in our interactive workshop session that aims to kickstart new collaborations enabling Community Energy to scale up, turn barriers into opportunities and address the climate emergency. By the end of the day, we’ll have a clear message for our government and funders on what support we need to turn activism into action, whatever the uncertainties in the world.


In partnership with Bristol City Council and Community Energy England. Supported by Bristol Energy Ltd, the Inclusive Economy Initiative from the University of Bristol and the EnergyRev Project from the University of Bristol




Conference Report