Energy Champions Training: Warm Homes and Supplier Switching

Many people are struggling with energy bills following Covid-19, particularly now that the government freeze on debt collection is over. The Warmer Homes, Advice & Money (WHAM) project aims to help people reduce their energy costs. This event will give you the skills you need to help people in community groups to reduce their bills … Continued

BEN Virtual Open Meeting: City Leap and other updates

City Leap update We will be hearing from BEN Director and City Leap Consortium member Paul Phare about the progress the consortium has made to ensure that the voices of our communities are at the fore-front of the planning and delivery of the multi-million pound City Leap programme to help the city become carbon neutral by … Continued

Energy Champions design workshop

Design workshop for energy champions to co-create ways to deliver on the city’s No More Cold Homes and Zero Carbon 2030 Targets. BEN invites you to join organisations and community activists and be part of a design workshop for energy champions to co-create a programme to deliver the city’s No More Cold Homes and Net … Continued

BEN AGM 2019

  Take part in this inspiring and motivating look-back over what BEN and our marvelous members have achieved in 2019. We will be presenting the learning we’ve been doing with projects like: Energy Transition conference 2019 REPLICATE – a research project on creating Smart Homes in Ashley, Easton & Lawrence Hill WHAM – supporting people … Continued

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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) … Continued

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


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