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Bristol Big Green Week seminar, June 21st 2013

We held a research seminar in Big Green Week on June 21st, linked to the launch of the Bristol Community Energy Strategy. The seminar brought together the outcomes of the ‘Maintaining Momentum’ project with a number of other academic projects exploring community energy around the UK, sharing research findings and developing new directions and shared outcomes. The event was open to community group representatives, academics and professionals working in the community energy field. For more information see the event page.



31 January 2013: BEN meeting.

Researchers from the project were at the Bristol Energy Network meeting held at the University to share current progress on the project and ask for input. Sections from the final report were uploaded for participants to look at in advance of the meeting to inform a discussion on the opportunities and challenges for developing local community energy. Participants also explored the current and desirable links that exist within community energy in Bristol. 

29 November 2012: BEN meeting.

Researchers from the project were at the Bristol Energy Network open meeting to share current progress on the project and discuss the analogy with housing co-ops.

October / November 2012: local energy activity survey

We were seeking input from community groups on their current, past and future energy activities, widening the scope of the LEAF survey to all community groups involved in energy.  

September 2012: All about LEAF and what happens next

Bristol community groups who received grant funding from DECC's Local Energy Assesment Fund (LEAF) earlier in 2012 have been asked to complete a survey about their experiences of the fund and what their plans are following that burst of activity. The responses from the survey will help to give us a picture of how effective the funding was in preparing or supporting community groups for future action within their community.

15 September 2012: Bristol Community Energy Forum:

Project researchers Caroline Bird and Anna King ran a workshop on the roles of community groups in the Green Deal and its alternatives. The workshop allowed participants to explore together what roles their groups might want to take on within the Green Deal structure and the legal implications and other considerations of these possible roles. Queries raised during the session inform the next stages of the project, an overview of the workshop and its outcomes is available here.