The Energy Transition: Top-Down v. Grassroots


As part of Green Great Britain week, you are invited to an afternoon at the Level 1 Galleries in The Arnolfini, Bristol to explore how taking control of energy has helped communities respond to local challenges and deliver social and economic benefits to their neighbourhoods. 10 years on from the Climate Change Act, this conference will focus on how communities, organisations and local authorities can work together more effectively to tackle fuel poverty and climate change. 

Book your tickets.

Bristol Energy Network, Bristol City Council Energy Service and Community Energy England are delighted to host a range of speakers to showcase the best community and local energy case studies in the South-West. These will demonstrate how local municipal and political engagement and community energy expertise has combined with the mobilisation of local assets to create the engagement structures and governance needed for community-controlled energy projects to tackle climate change and increase understanding of low carbon energy transitions.

Who is the event for? This is for you if you have an interest in social and economic resilience, health and wellbeing, poverty or community energy; whether you are from a community organisation, local authority, energy company; a local, regional or national NGO, or if you are a funding organisation.

We will be releasing an agenda shortly, speakers confirmed so far are Will Walker (Power to Change), Patrick Allcorn (BEIS), Peter Capener (BWCE), Alistair Macpherson (PEC), Jodie Giles (REGEN), Paul Hassan (Locality), Simon Proctor (Bristol Energy Ltd) and David Tudgey (BEN). So please sign up to reserve your place. Tickets are limited and are being offered on a first come first serve basis, so get registering!

This event will be followed, at the same venue, by the annual Community Energy Awards hosted by Community Energy England and Community Energy Wales. Book here for tickets to this inspiring get-together.

This event is proudly sponsored by Power to Change, Bristol City Council, Bristol Energy Ltd and supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).