December 22, 2022

Huge disappointment as we press pause on the Netham hydropower project

It’s with great regret that we take the difficult decision to pause work on the Netham Weir hydropower project. This inner-city hydro scheme was set to […]
December 20, 2022

WECA grant fund injection will help us scale up community solar

We are excited to have been awarded a £560,000 grant from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to help turbo charge our portfolio of community […]
December 13, 2022

15% reduction in energy consumption by 2030. Is it possible?

The government’s Autumn Statement promised a 15% reduction in energy consumption by 2030. But is it possible? Let’s start at the beginning. Why do we need […]
November 24, 2022

Supporting our community this winter with Bristol Energy Network

A good cooperative works to support the local community. This winter will be one of the toughest for many, particular for low-income households, due to energy […]
November 21, 2022

How Lawrence Weston is harnessing community energy for social justice

England’s tallest onshore wind turbine will soon be built in Lawrence Weston, northwest Bristol. Reaching 150m tall, it’s nearly at tall as Blackpool Tower, and will […]
November 17, 2022

Opportunity to join the Megawatt Community Energy Fund panel

Want to get more involved in the cooperative? This new opportunity to join the Megawatt Community Energy Fund panel is open to all members (investor shareholders). […]
October 6, 2022

Microgrid Foundry flying high

In 2019 Bristol Energy Coop, along with partners CEPRO and Chelwood Community Energy, established the Microgrid Foundry. Its aim was to establish a replicable way of […]
September 28, 2022

Community energy vs commercial developers

More clean, renewable energy. We’re all sold on that idea. It’ll give us energy security, cut volatile bills and lower carbon emissions.  But there are different […]
September 28, 2022

How has the energy crisis impacted our community energy coop?

A few members and supporters have been in touch asking how the energy crisis has impacted the coop. In this quick Q&A we cover some of […]