About BEN

The Bristol Energy Network is an umbrella organisation for all community energy groups in Bristol and the surrounding area. It aims to facilitate and promote the diverse activities and projects undertaken by its community energy group members by

  • cascading news, information and policy updates from local partners and national organisations,
  • acting as a conduit between local groups and external organisations and
  • providing an open platform for the sharing of resources, ideas and debate through regular open meetings. 

The network is strongly action-orientated. It seeks to promote collaboration between existing and new groups whilst undertaking projects of benefit for all.

Bristol Community Strategy for Energy


The Strategy was launched during Big Green Week by Bristol's Mayor, George Ferguson  on Friday 21st June in the Solar Pavilion on College Green

George  also launched Bristol Solar City, an initiative to make Bristol the UK's solar capital.  

To find out more about the strategy and the next steps in its development click on the strategy tab above.


Renewable Futures conference on 25 November in Bath will have a focus on making Shared Ownership work and is a fantastic opportunity for communities to network with the industry.


Sat 29th Nov, 11:00am
A guided tour of the Warm Up Bristol Show Home followed by a presentation from Easton Energy Group and a householder about the scheme, an opportunity to ask questions and take part in a breakout discussion around engaging your community in Warm Up Bristol for maximum benefit.
Mon 1st Dec, 5:30pm
The next Energy Action Meeting will see an opportunity to hear from Andrew Garrad, Chair of Bristol 2015, who will talk about the Green Energy Vision for Bristol 2015.
Mon 1st Dec, 5:30pm
The next Energy Action Group meeting has been rescheduled for Monday 1st December and will take place in CSE's event space from 5:30pm - more details to follow

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The bristol community energy map displays current groups ... if you're not on this map but want to be, or if you are on the map and want to change your entry, just email communities@cse.org.uk Its had over 30,000 views so far!


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