Positive Actions at the Global Climate Strike!

Friday 20th September anytime between 10.30 – 7pm on College Green BEN invite you to join us at our pop-up stand talking to the students and union members who are striking against climate inaction in the UK about positive actions they can take to cut carbon emissions. In partnership with the University of Bristol we … Continued

BEN Open Meeting 19 September 2019: Retrofitting for Energy Efficiency

Hosted by the revitalised Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Energy Group the next BEN Open Meeting will be about retrofitting for energy efficiency. So come along to find out what is happening locally with the BCR Energy Group and across the city with projects like FutureProof – a home retrofit service that helps homeowners and builders to carry out energy … Continued

BEN Open Meeting, 19 June 2019

This meeting will be hosted by Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust and Low Carbon Gordano who will be talking about their plans for a new Urban Solar Farm in Lockleaze that will place a megawatt of solar panels on around 300 domestic roofs. This will be developed into a project plan that they have been invited to work … Continued

Spotlight on Solar

Following a request by our members we have organised this meeting where we will be discussing community solar PV to share our knowledge and resources and we want your input!     The sort of questions we will be discussing include: how have you engaged local people? what discussions have you had with solar PV … Continued

BEN Open Meeting, March 2019

Hero homes for the Future! It’s been 100 years since the creation of Homes for Heroes in Bristol, in Hillfields, Sea Mills, Knowle West and St Judes. BEN is working with Ambition Lawrence Weston to look at energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change resilience to turn these Homes for Heroes into Hero Homes for … Continued

BEN Annual General Meeting 2018

DATE: Monday 10th December TIME: 6.45 – 8.45pm VENUE:  St Werburgh’s Community Centre, Horley Road, BS2 9TJ AGENDA to include: Directors annual report Financial report Election of directors – click here for more information about the candidates and who can vote BEN looking forwards: Toolkit and future projects Festive networking with some tasty treats! Only community and … Continued

The Energy Transition Conference

 Top Down v. Grassroots   The Energy Transition Conference 2018 Report is now available!   DATE: 19th October 2018 TIME: 12.30 – 5pm Venue: Level 1 Galleries, The Arnolfini, Bristol, BS1 4QA   As part of People’s Day of Green Great Britain week, Bristol Energy Network and Bristol City Council Energy Service hosted a conference in Bristol. The conference explored … Continued

BEN Open Meeting 3 July 2018

    As part of Community Energy Fortnight, join us for a celebration of the 5th anniversary of the Bristol Community Strategy for Energy, to review progress and celebrate achievements. We will also be updating the strategy so that it reflects our changing energy environment in the context of a Smart Energy City, building on work … Continued

Bristol Energy Network Open Meeting

We are delighted to be co-hosting the next open meeting of the Bristol Energy Network with Bedminster Energy Group in their home venue at the Tobacco Factory. Come along to meet others in the city who are interested in community energy projects, tackling fuel poverty and improving energy efficiency to explore: opportunities, lessons learned, opportunities to collaborate … Continued

BEN Open meeting, 17 April 2018

  We are co-hosting the next open meeting with Bedminster Energy Group on their home turf in Southville. We will bring together the experienced and the new by reviewing what you have and generating new ideas for projects to bring about the change you are seeking in your community. We will be hearing from past … Continued


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