Green ICT

ICT is currently responsible for the same volume of carbon emissions as the airline industry. Our programme is helping Bristol to meet Carbon reduction targets by commissioning research, raising awareness, supporting behaviour change and piloting new approaches to ICT and Energy Efficiency. Visit our dedicated Bristol’s Green ICT website.

Take the Green Capital Digital Challenge to tackle Cities environmental issues and you could win £50,000

by Kevin 31/10/2014 in Bristol

As part of Bristol’s European Green Capital programme the City will be running a Green Digital Challenge competition to use software to tackle key environmental issues around energy, transport, food, resources and nature. Visit the competition for more information and to register.

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Event: Green and just? Inclusive Sustainability, 14 June 2014, The Park, Knowle, BS4 1DQ

by Kevin 07/04/2014 in Bristol

This Schumacher Institute Futures Conference will explore the pressing issues of inclusion and sustainability.
The scale and complexity of sustainability problems means solutions need to draw upon the widest possible base of knowledge and experience; a truly representative range of needs and perspectives need to be taken into account.
Speakers at this event include:

Dr Sue Porter: With [...]

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Q) Which Bristol ward is harvesting the most sunshine?

by Matthew 02/04/2014 in Bristol

More and more data sets are being released in open formats which means it is possible to download them and analyse them. There are also growing numbers of tools available to allow data to be presented in attractive and informative ways.
One particularly rich data set is the Feed In Tariff Installation Report produced by OFGEM. [...]

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Access real time air quality data via the “Internet of Things”

by Matthew 02/04/2014 in Bristol

With the current alerts on air quality across the UK it seemed timely to write a post about sensor technology and the Internet of Things. The concept is that in a Smart City more and more sensors will be connected to the internet so that people can access data that is relevant to them.
Air quality [...]

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Energy & Environment Open Data Challenge open for applications

by Matthew 14/02/2014 in Bristol

Applications  are now open for the Energy and Environment Open Data Challenge. You can start to put your ideas up on the participant platform here.  Further details of the datasets which are available and the process for getting involved can be found here. Nesta and the Open Data Institute have been developing this challenge over [...]

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£10 million Investment Fund with an Energy Focus Launches

by Kevin 09/01/2014 in Bristol

Ignite is the UK’s first impact investment fund with a focus on energy. The fund has £10m to invest over the next 10 years. The scheme is targeted at projects that have a clear role to play in building a better society.
To apply for funding you should;

Be in the energy or energy-related sector
Have the potential [...]

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Bristol wins a European Green Digital Charter award for its Smart City Programme

by Kevin 28/11/2013 in Bristol

The breadth and success of Bristol’s Smart City Programme has been recognised with a Green Digital Charter Award, presented last week at the GDC Roadshow in Amsterdam.  The GDC awards recognise cities for their efforts to work together to deliver on EU climate objectives using digital technologies.
Bristol’s Smart City Programme is a collaborative programme between [...]

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Bristol’s Strategic Energy Programme Manager blogs about Bristol’s local energy plans on DECC website

by Kevin 04/11/2013 in Bristol

Mareike Schmidt, the City Council’s Strategic Energy Programme Manager, has written a blog on the DECC website outlining how Bristol plans to achieve its very ambitious carbon targets by generating and using energy more efficiently.

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Mayor of Bristol promotes new SoLa Bristol energy project in Knowle West

by Jon 24/10/2013 in Bristol

30 council homes, an office and a number of schools in Bristol are set to benefit from a more efficient energy system thanks to a £2.8 million solar partnership.
The new project, known as SoLa Bristol, will benefit from the solar photovoltaic panels previously installed as part of the SMART City Programme in Knowle West. [...]

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