About us

CSE is an independent national charity that was initiated in 1979.

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is a world where sustainability is second nature, carbon emissions have been cut to safe levels and fuel poverty has been replaced by energy justice.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 and supporting others to act, and undertaking research and policy analysis.

At any one time we have around 80-100 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.

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, and companies in the energy sector. A full list of our funders and clients in any year is available in each of our annual reports.

If you are interested in getting a deeper understanding of how we see our role as a charity and the changes we hope to make you can read a piece on our purpose, methods & values here.

CSE is a registered charity no 298740  |  Registered company no 2219673  |  Registered office: St James Court, St James Parade, Bristol BS1 3LH  |  VAT registered (GB 609 6290 27)

Stay up to date with our work - sign up for our fortnightly newsletter