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.


Bristol Energy Cooperative launches its most ambitious fund raise to date and asks “Will you #OwnIt in 2015?”
BEN are re-advertising the Community Outreach Officer vacancy
Around 30 people attended the BEN AGM and 4 new directors joined the board (making a total of 9 directors)


Sun 29th Nov, 12:00pm
As world leaders prepare for the Paris Climate Summit in November, people from all over the world will unite in a Global Climate March to send a strong message to politicians that this time we want action, not just words.
Thu 3rd Dec, 3:45pm
The Energy Action Group will be joined by Molly Scott-Cato to discuss the South West Energy Plan. More details to follow - save the date!

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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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