The Centre for Sustainable Energy

We help people and organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors meet the twin challenges of rising energy costs and climate change

About us

Our vision is a world where sustainability is second nature, carbon emissions have been cut to safe levels and fuel poverty has been replaced by energy justice.

Our mission is to share our knowledge and practical experience to empower people to change the way they think and act about energy

We do this by giving advice, managing innovative energy projects, training others to act, and undertaking research and policy analysis.

At any one time we have between 50 and 60 different and separately-funded projects underway. All of these are helping people and communities to meet real needs for both environmentally sound and affordable energy services. Read about some of our best projects here.

We are based in Bristol although much of our work has relevance and impact across the UK. Our clients and funders include national, regional and local government and associated agencies, energy companies and charitable sources. We are also a founder member of the charity-owned joint venture, Energy Advice South West Ltd.

CSE is an independent national charitable company that was initiated in 1979. Use these quick links to:

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CSE is a registered charity no 298740  |  Registered company no 2219673  |  Registered office: 3 St Peter's Court, Bedminster Parade, Bristol BS3 4AQ  |  VAT registered (GB 609 6290 27)