Bristol Green Capital Energy Action Group
In 2015, Bristol, CSE’s home city, became the first UK city to be crowned European Green Capital, following a process in which the European Commission recognised Bristol’s success in creating a green city with a high quality of life. The award gave Bristol a unique opportunity to further enhance the city’s reputation for creativity, culture and innovation. CSE played a fundamental role in shaping Bristol Green Capital activities, co-chairing the Green Capital Energy Action Group, a thematic subgroup of the Bristol Green Capital partnership.
We’re proud that CSE’s work across the city, particularly our catalysis of community energy and domestic retrofit schemes, played a role in winning the bid.
Bristol Green Capital Partnership was founded in 2007 to prepare the city’s bid and is still thriving today as a unique partnership of over 1,000 member organisations who have committed to working towards a zero carbon, socially just Bristol.
The Energy Action group’s aim was to accelerate progress to Bristol becoming a truly energy sustainable city, through:
- Reducing energy consumption.
- Increasing the generation of renewable energy.
- Reducing fuel poverty.
- Engaging and empowering people.
CSE continues to sit on the Board of Bristol Green Capital Partnership and plays a leading role in the city delivering multiple projects and programmes supporting decarbonisation.