Welcome to our new website! It’s still a work in progress, but hopefully you can find information on our latest campaigns – if there’s something you think we should add or you find problems please email email@example.com with as much detail as possible and include ‘website’ in the subject.
We launched the Run on Sun campaign on College Green this weekend – and got a smile from the Mayor in support!
Congratulations to George Ferguson, new mayor of Bristol, who said on his election he wanted Bristol to be a “healthy happy and environmentally friendly city”. We look forward to helping his team make it so.
Acceptance speach and other news here
Watch the recording of our hustings – more detail here .
Bristol FoE wants better public transport in Bristol, and is part of Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance campaigning for bus improvements, trams and more local rail. However the current scheme proposed by Bristol City Council, dubbed ‘BRT2’, would use a lot of the available transport money and cause many problems with negligible benefits. More details here:http://stopbrt2.org.uk/news
The latest edition of Infoe is now available to download here
DECC have recommended, in a consultation document, that the ROC subsidies be reduced from 2 to 1.5. This is still worth £10s of millions a year to operators of a potential bioliquid power station in Avonmouth.
A meeting with Bristol MPs was held in May, where they were quite supportive and planned to meet new Energy minister Charles Hendry to take it forward. Letters of support to your MP are important to help give them the necessary mandate to act. Read more…
The AGM included a short review of the previous year and short talks from Neighbourhood Planning Network and Resource Futures (recycling).
There has been interest in establishing a Bristol FoE ‘Younger Section’ which could be allied to National Young FoE – let me know if this is of interest, or come along to the Regional Gathering (above).
Updates from FoE members and allys included:
– Palm Oil Power Stations – the threat is not dead
– Living Heart for Bristol – great new campaign
– Neighbourhood Planning Network – sustainable development?
– Marinet in the South West – EU fish conservation lobby
– Bees – next National FoE campaign to launch
– Food events – including VegFest Cook-Off
This is a new project led by CSE (Bristol-based Centre for Sustainable Energy charity), to develop Energy Champions across the city, which is exactly what is needed to make greater inroads into energy efficiency, warmer homes and cheaper fuel bills around Bristol.
Some of us are helping to roll this out to residents associations and others at Neighbourhood Forums in each ward of the city. No experience is needed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
The summer 2011 edition of Infoe is available here.