Wiltshire company steps up to help Bristol ditch fossil fuel transport

By Nick Batten on 6 July, 2021

Chippenham-based renewable energy provider, Good Energy, has joined a collective of companies that have come together to help make Bristol’s transport cleaner and greener. 

Spearheaded by digital hub Action Net Zero CIC and its founder Pamela Barbato, the key partners in a plan to help Bristol embrace green transport have now been revealed. These partners will be working together to help Bristolians make greener choices when it comes to moving around the city, region and the UK. 

The partners are: 

  • Good Energy – a 100% renewable energy provider which also supports clean technology, including helping to get more electric vehicles (EVs) on the road. 
  • Co Charger – enabling businesses and residents to share chargers, helping them change to electric vehicles sooner – including 40% of drivers who live in flats or don’t have driveways. 
  • Rightcharge – the UK’s first EV-friendly energy tariff and charge point comparison site – over 8,000 drivers have connected to a charge point installer or an energy supplier, reducing their bills by an average of more than £500 per year.
  • ALD Automotive – operating in 43 countries to provide fleet and mobility solutions to corporate organisations, SMEs and private individuals – championing the decarbonisation of corporate mobility through the electrification of fleets.
  • Edwards – a world leader in clean air management solutions, they are dedicated to the eradication of toxic and global warming gases. 

Pamela Barbato, Founder of Action Net Zero, Bristol, said, “I’m proud to announce our current collaborators today and to help shine a light on Bristol which is at the forefront of driving sustainable change.” 

“We want to support both businesses and residents on their journey to greener transport, making it easy for them to switch to cleaner choices improving air quality, making it a healthier and happier city for everyone.”

Nigel Pocklington, Chief Executive Officer of Good Energy, said, “One of the big challenges we need to address as we transition to clean transport is how we make it straightforward and fair for people to charge their electric cars with real renewable power. As a company on Bristol’s doorstep and with strong roots in the city, we know that if it’s possible to create a new kind of community-based clean transport scheme anywhere, it’s possible in Bristol. 

“In keeping with the city’s history as a leader on environment and climate action, Action Net Zero Bristol looks set to create a blueprint for other cities to follow.”

The initiative was launched on 5th July via a social media campaign and local media outreach campaign directing people to www.actionnetzero.org. There they will find tools, learn about incentives and plan how and when to switch to greener transport. 

Pamela continued, “We are also asking businesses and residents to join the evolution and help Bristol drive change. They can sign up to become ‘Transformers’ where they will be supported to make better transport choices and share their stories to inspire others. 

“It could be as simple as joining a work cycle scheme, saving money by switching to 100% renewable energy or comparing electric car chargers, or seeking advice on how and when your business should switch to an electric fleet. Collectively we can help everyone on their net-zero journey.”

To find out more about Action Net Zero, the launch of its green transport campaign next month visit www.actionnetzero.org

Pictured: (above) an image of the first Action Net Zero campaign around green transport (Top of page) Pamela Barbato the Founder of Action Net Zero, Bristol