A £7m boost to support Bristol as European Green Capital 2015 has been announced by the government. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said the money would “enable Bristol to fulfil its potential”. The money will support a range of projects including an annual award for the best new clean technology and a series of summits on climate change. Bristol is the first UK city to be named as European Green Capital since the award was launched in 2008. Mr Alexander said the money would help to “generate millions of pounds of new green investment”.