The City Leap Prospectus
Bristol is leading by example in taking action on climate change and we have committed to being a carbon neutral city by 2050. Since 2005, Bristol City Council has delivered a wide programme of energy efficiency and investment initiatives, investing tens of millions of pounds in renewable energy generation and energy efficiency and meeting our 2020 corporate carbon reduction target three years early. We are now moving forwards with innovative pilot schemes that will help build the city’s future smart energy system. This level of delivery, coupled with the city’s thriving community energy scene and a wealth of socially responsible organisations, is just one of the reasons why Bristol is internationally recognised as a leading energy city in the UK.
Building on all that we’ve achieved, we need to up the pace of delivery to help us meet our 2050 target. Through this Prospectus, we are seeking long-term partners to work with us to achieve our shared goals and build a resilient city where no one is left behind.
City Leap is a series of energy and infrastructure investment opportunities that the council will be publishing over the coming months and years and represents a big step towards a resilient future. This will not only create a healthier and fairer city for all our residents, but also allows us to share our success. It will help to create jobs, maintain our economic competitiveness, de-carbonise the city, build strong partnerships and empower people to take their future into their own hands.
The full City Leap opportunities are outlined in our Prospectus – a public document which issues a call out to those organisations, investors and innovators that have the vision, energy and the heart to join us in becoming the architects of Bristol’s sustainable future.
This is our opportunity to deliver something truly transformative for Bristol, building a citywide energy system that will protect the environment and improve the quality of life for the people of Bristol.
We look forward to working with partners of all sizes and sectors to achieve our aspirations and hearing the new ideas that you can bring to the table.
Expressing your interest
Our expression of interest window ran from 9 May – 31 August 2018 and has now closed. We’ve been overwhelmed with the brilliant response from organisations of all types and we look forward to more detailed discussions about partnership opportunities over the coming weeks.
The information that you submitted will be kept confidential and reviewed only by a small working group of Bristol City Council employees and our partners. For added confidence, you can read our Privacy Statement here.