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.


Thu 24th Apr, 9:30am
RegenSW present a day full of information about Global Opportunities for Tidal Energy
Wed 30th Apr, 6:45pm
Bristol Energy Network and Bristol Energy Coop present a talk by Tobi Kellner on CAT's Zero Carbon Britain Strategy, followed by a discussion focusing on what it means for Bristol!
Sun 25th May, 10:00am
Join Transition Bristol and Friends (including Bristol Energy Network) for a gathering and lunchtime garden party to celebrate the amazing grassroots transition and sustainability work going on in and around Bristol

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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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