To: Bristol City Council

Conduct Independent Inquiry into Bristol Energy

Conduct Independent Inquiry into Bristol Energy

We demand an independent, cross-party inquiry into governance and financial decision-making at Bristol Energy, with a report on its findings to be brought to Full Council for further consideration prior to Council elections in 2021.

Why is this important?

Bristol Energy is an energy company owned by Bristol City Council. Following huge losses, the Council has decided to sell the company. At least £35m of public money has been put into the company, but it is unclear exactly how much mismanagement of Bristol Energy has cost Bristol residents.

A well supported petition is needed to demonstrate to Councillors that there is a public demand for this inquiry, and that we as Bristol residents expect an explanation for the expensive failure of the energy company we collectively own.

News coverage:

BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-52822862
Bristol 24/7: https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/call-for-independent-inquiry-into-bristol-energy-voted-down/
Bristol Post: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/call-independent-inquiry-bristol-energy-4168284?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

Original Council motion here (see Item 5): https://democracy.bristol.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=142&MId=8430

Watch how the motion was debated here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZWSRrV-tlo&t=2541s

Bristol, UK

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