Current Bristol Energy Network projects are:
This project provides support and advice for people in financial, food and fuel poverty in Bristol and North Somerset. BEN will be providing workshops and outreach activities, working with our existing energy champions and training more up in other areas of the city to support the project.
Signpost new builders to energy efficiency training and development, researching energy efficiency in retrofit home improvement projects and promoting the service to homeowners.
The SONNET project’s ‘Bristol City Lab’ is a research project exploring ways to engage communities in energy efficiency and renewable energy investment in community buildings in Bristol.
We take ideas and information out to communities in different parts of the city via a roadshow approach which involves either hiring a space for a few days or setting up a roadshow in a suitable space, such as a community building. We use the opportunity to talk to people about their energy concerns and to offer support to develop projects to address them.
Bristol Energy Network works with its members to help develop energy projects and start up new groups. BEN have supported the start up of organisations such as Bristol Green Doors and Bristol Energy Co-operative, and more recently local groups Greater Fishponds Energy Group and Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Energy Group.