Bristol seeks £1bn investment in energy infrastructure

The council has released a new ‘City Leap’ prospectus outlining a series of energy and infrastructure opportunities for businesses

Bri-stool turns toilet flushes to clean energy

The city is using raw sewage to generate renewable, low carbon poo-wer

Bristol City Council drops its own energy company

It will now be supplied by Big Six firm British Gas

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 […]