Bristol Live – Bristol’s council appoints US firm to decarbonise infrastructure

Bristol City Council has appointed a US renewable energy firm to help efforts towards the city hitting its target of carbon neutral status by 2030.

Ameresco Limited, which develops, owns and operates green energy assets has been selected for the joint venture City Leap partnership, following a procurement process.

The scheme will aim to deliver low-carbon infrastructure, such as solar PV, heat pumps and energy efficiency measures at scale.

Amerersco will collaborate on the programme with Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall Heat UK, which will oversee the roll out of low-carbon heat networks the council has been developing.

Bristol City Council said its private sector partners would invest in its estate and support businesses and residents, to deliver local carbon reducing projects.

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Bristol Live

By Andrew Arthur