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

New Co-ordinator!

We’ve got a new co-ordinator! Emilia Melville joined the BEN team on the 7th July. She is here to support members and energy champions, and to keep everyone up to date with communications. Emilia’s been involved with community energy in Bristol for a long time, and was one of the founders of the Bristol Energy … Continued

We’re looking for a new Co-ordinator!

Hours: Part-time (0.4FTE) equivalent to 2 days a week Salary: £21,000pa (pro rata) Location: Currently based at Thriving Places, Canningford House, 38 Victoria St, Avon, Bristol BS1 6BY. Relocating to Brunswick Court Brunswick Square, St Pauls, Bristol BS2 8PE, in July. Bristol Energy Network or BEN ( is an umbrella organisation for all community energy … Continued


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