Imagine a city where we can live good lives with just a fraction of the energy we use now, powered by renewable energy, and where no one goes cold in their home in winter...
Picture a city which has dramatically improved the energy performance of every building and energy using gadget, empowered its citizens and businesses to be truly smart with their energy use, and harnesses renewable energy for its power. A city where the energy system serves the needs of Bristol’s people, communities and businesses – environmentally, socially and economically – and makes special provision for those most in need of a warm home. Carbon emissions would be virtually zero, and fuel poverty a distant memory.
This would be a genuinely sustainable energy future for Bristol. And there are businesses, charities, public agencies and community organisations working now to make it a reality, from the basics of better insulation and cutting out energy wasting behaviours to system-changing innovations like community-led renewable energy projects and smart demand management.
How can your organisation help?
- Include measures to cut your energy demand and increase your use of renewable energy in your Go Green Action Plan, including encouraging your staff to take action in their own homes;
- Find out more about Bristol’s potential as a smart energy city and the steps we need to take to realise it;
- Support or join a community energy group in your neighbourhood – or set one up if there isn’t one (Bristol Energy Network can help);
- Watch this space for new initiatives from Bristol Green Capital Partnership to establish an effective forum to encourage and lead collaboration across the city-region on sustainable energy.
Join the Partnership
We will continue to look for other ways for your organisation to contribute to a more sustainable energy system in Bristol. To stay up-to-date about these and other ways to be involved related to Bristol Green Capital Partnership’s four other themes (Food, Nature, Resources, Transport), sign up as a member here.