A map of heat networks that will be created under Bristol's City Leap programme

Reports

Councillors sign off 20-year deal aimed at decarbonising Bristol’s energy networks

Councillors this week approved the two-decade City Leap partnership, paving the way for hundreds of millions of pounds to be invested into heat networks, retrofit and other renewable technologies in Bristol.

Bristol Unpacked with local GP Patrick Hart, fresh from court for sabotaging a petrol station with Just Stop Oil

‘A beautiful spot, crying out to be nurtured’: meet the people behind Filwood’s gardening revolution

Future of Cities

‘Our future lies in sustainable cities’

To mark the launch of our Future of Cities series, Dr Sean Fox argues why cities like Bristol have limited powers and cash, but need to lead the way in finding a sustainable future.

Image of a barn at Perrinpit Farm, Frampton Cotterell, which would become a bat house (Image: Perrinpit Road Solar Ltd/Savills)

Reports

Huge solar farm on green belt near Frampton Cotterell set for green light this week

Features

Is Bristol prepared for even more intense heatwaves?

‘No-one should control this land. Everyone should have a say over it.’

With the issue of access to green space amplified by the pandemic, can the act of trespass provide a way of reconnecting with nature and challenging the privatisation of land in England?

Should rivers be given the same legal rights as humans?

After pushback from the council, one campaigner is now looking to test the waters of British law in an effort to protect the Avon from further pollution.

Bristol Airport expansion case highlights loopholes in national climate policy, say campaigners

Lawyers bringing the anti-expansion case to the High Court want to emphasise that no one is considering the cumulative impact of regional airport expansions.

Council’s chosen firm for decarbonising the energy network sued in similar US deal

The company was sued for $2.2 million, but even though the case was thrown out due to a technicality, concerns are being raised about financial risks to the council.

Bristol’s Clean Air Zone could be delayed again due to ‘national bus lanes issue’

The scheme, which is eagerly anticipated by some and disliked by others, was meant to launch last October.

‘Nobody was talking to people in the Mosque about climate change’

Abdul Malik’s ‘Muslim Guide to Climate Change’ has been recognised by Bristol’s project on community level climate action.