People power: how can community electricity grids help tackle the energy crisis?
A small-scale ‘microgrid’ scheme in Lawrence Weston is helping a group of Bristol homeowners take power into their own hands – but how can we supercharge community energy projects to benefit everyone?
Bristol venues brace for another challenging winter in face of energy and cost of living crises
Independent businesses are being hammered by rising energy bills as cost of living rises force customers tighten their purse strings.
Why community action is also needed to tackle the energy crisis
In the face of government inaction on the energy crisis, Bristol Energy Network has been organising grassroots action to stop people from falling into fuel poverty.
Research reveals Bristol neighbourhoods most at risk from energy crisis
Climate group Friends of the Earth has identified Bristol communities with high energy usage and low household incomes, amid calls for meaningful action to prevent hardship in winter.
City Leap: a billion pound leap of faith towards net zero?
The ambitious plan for private sector investment in cutting carbon was recently delayed again. After the recent Bristol Energy fiasco, City Leap is set to come under even greater scrutiny.
Good money after bad? Bristol Energy’s spiralling losses
Market conditions have been killing off small private energy suppliers up and down the country. Bristol Energy is by no means immune and keeps on tapping council tax payers for more money in the wake of huge losses – so is it time the council-owned firm was wound up?