Government considers Bristol’s air pollution

Bristol is one of 27 UK cities with air pollution judged to be above legal levels

Bristol City Council smashes carbon reduction target

  Bristol City Council has managed to reach its carbon reduction target three years ahead of schedule. It surpassed its goal of 50% reduction in carbon emissions from its operations, delivering a 60% cut in 2016/17. That was a result of making its buildings more energy efficient, investing in renewable energy projects such as wind […]

Litter louts and dog foulers in Bristol face £75 fine

  People caught dropping litter, including chewing gum, cigarette butts and spitting, or leaving dog mess behind in Bristol could face on-the-spot fines of up to £75. The city council will introduce the tougher enforcement measure on 6th November, which includes fines for people who deface property with graffiti. It will run an initial pilot […]

Bristol firms buzzing over new Bio-Bee waste vehicle

  A new bus that runs on the food waste it collects from commercial businesses in Bristol has been launched. Bio-Bee collects and takes the food waste to GENeco’s anaerobic digestion plant in Avonmouth, where it is processed and turned into biogas or low carbon electricity for homes and communities. The biogas is either used […]

Bristol schools awarded for green behaviour

A total of 13 schools across Bristol have been awarded for their green behaviour. They have received the ‘Green Flag’ award from the Eco-Schools initiative for their commitment to improving their local environment. They include Hill Crest Primary School, Little Mead Primary Academy and Stroud High School. To be recognised for an award, a school […]

Bristol provides £58k for community energy projects

Bristol City Council is providing funding worth more than £58,000 to develop local energy projects. A total of 11 community groups will receive a share of the fund to deploy their projects which aim to help people reduce energy use, move towards cleaner and renewable energy and cut bills. The grant has been awarded through […]

Bristol offers new grants for community energy

Bristol City Council has announced its second round of funding for community energy projects. It is offering grants of up to £10,000 for large projects and £2,000 for small ones. It is part of a £885,000 fund the council received from DECC to set up a national best practice model for community energy and the Bristol Community […]

Green light to £5m clean heat network in Bristol

The Mayor of Bristol has approved a funding worth £5 million to build a low carbon heating network across the city. The new infrastructure is part of the Council’s plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. The project will suplly clean heat to buildings across the region through a network of underground pipes connected to […]

£4m boost for community energy in Bristol

Bristol Energy Co-operative has signed agreements worth £3.95 million for community energy projects. That takes the total amount raised since its November launch to £9 million. The new wave of finance comes from Triodos Bank, Bristol City Council and Social and Sustainable Capital and will be used specifically to fund the construction of the 4.2MW […]

Bristol unveils £53k community energy winners

A total of 12 community groups have won funding for a range of energy projects across Bristol. The city council unveiled the winners today who will share a grant totalling £53,193 through the Bristol Community Energy Fund. It is an initiative encouraging local solutions for community specific energy challenges. The projects were chosen on their […]