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.

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 but does not undertake specific projects itself. Instead it seeks to promote collaboration between existing and new groups for the benefit of all.


The finalists for the first UK Community Energy Awards have been announced and some of our members feature!
The thirty-seven winners of a Bristol City Council retrofit competition, supported by Easton Energy Group have been announced
The Bristol Power Coop have launched their second share offer!


Tue 9th Sep, 7:30pm
Bristol Energy Coop will be hosting their next reading group around the topic of psychology and behaviour
Sat 13th Sep, 12:00pm
To mark the start of Community Energy Fortnight Bristol Power Coop are organising Bristol Power Day
Sat 13th Sep, 12:00pm
The city-wide open homes event, Bristol Green Doors is happening over the 13/14th September this year. The event needs volunteer stewards to help out in houses as well as people to help distribute fliers, for more details about how to get involved please see the website.

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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 Its had over 30,000 views so far!


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