Fuelling the energy revolution in Bristol!

by Bristol Energy Network in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 29th June 2017 we successfully raised £5,707 with 32 supporters in 28 days

Creating a green, fair energy system. No to dirty fossil fuels and fuel poverty - Yes to clean, green energy and warm, healthy homes!

by Bristol Energy Network in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

*** NEW - all supporters will be entered into a draw to win 2 day tickets to Off Grid Festival! ***

Imagine what Bristol could be in the future:
- a city where clean, green, affordable electricity and gas is produced and delivered by the community for the community. Where houses are warm and healthy in winter. Where decent long-lasting jobs grow from making the city more sustainable. Where profits are shared and communities benefit. Where Bristol shines as a green beacon to cities across Great Britain to show how a better future can be fun. Now is your chance to make this happen!
Bristol is a city bursting with good ideas for making our city truly sustainable. Dozens of groups, of all kinds and sizes – from the City Council to community-based volunteers - are already striving to make Bristol fit to survive in the 21st Century, and one of the most important areas in which they are working is with energy. How we use energy doesn’t just affect our wallets. It has one of the biggest effects on how we conserve our planet for our children and grandchildren. 
Whether it is the City Council’s wind turbines and own energy company, Bristol Energy Co-operative’s and Low Carbon Gordano’s large solar-electric PV arrays, community groups helping people to save money by switching energy suppliers and making home improvements, or activists fighting dirty fossil-fuel exploiters; dozens of groups and members of the Bristol Energy Network are already working towards a fairer, greener, city for our home. But we must to do more to bring about the change we all need.

Bristol Energy Network is a network of around 30 members groups working across the city. We need to raise £3,000 to help expand our work. This funding will allow us to:

  • Host talks and film-screenings
  • Run workshops for people on low incomes providing advice on reducing energy bills
  • Provide materials for home improvements, such as draught-proofing kits
  • Get new and upgraded public engagement tools
  • Carry out thermal imaging surveys of people’s homes to help them identify where they are losing heat

Why is this important?

Our current energy system does not work for the people or the planet. Many people cannot afford to pay for the energy they need, with thousands dying every winter because they cannot afford to heat their homes. We waste huge amounts of energy, for example a lot of heat is lost from our homes when they are not properly insulated. Our energy system is controlled by large companies and is run to make money rather than to benefit people, and most of the energy is generated from burning fossil fuels, which not only creates climate change but also the extraction of fossil fuels destroys the planet and harms the communities who live nearby. 

We need to reach more people across the city and get them involved in creating a better energy system. By raising awareness and providing information and resources we can help bring about change in individual lives as well as at a community and political level.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Huge thanks from us and a public thank you on our website. All supporters entered into a draw to win 2 tickets to Off Grid Festival!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Huge thanks from us and a public thank you on our website, plus an e-guide on saving money on your energy bill, including local discount codes for energy saving measures. AND a glass of bubbly at the 10th Anniversary Green Mingle, 6 July. All supporters entered into a draw to win 2 tickets to Off Grid Festival!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Same rewards as £10 donation, plus a limited edition Energy Revolution bag with design from local artist (pick up from central location)

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Same rewards as £10 donation plus thermal imaging of your home (or someone else's) from Cold Homes Energy Efficiency Survey Experts (https://cheeseproject.co.uk). The surveys identify where your home is losing heat and includes suggested remedies to reduce your energy use and bills.

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