Government approves Nottingham’s plan to tackle air pollution

It is the first local authority to have it approved as part of the government’s wider £3.5bn programme to reduce harmful emissions from road transport

Glasgow unveils plans to become Scotland’s first circular city

It has also set a target for 15% of homes to be powered by renewable energy by 2030

West Sussex Council powers up solar farm and battery storage

The Westhampnett solar project is expected to generate enough electricity to power around 2,400 homes a year

New Heat Network Industry Council launched

It is made up of 13 industry experts who will support government in achieving a sustainable heat industry

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Perth and Kinross Council is seeking innovative solutions to generate, store and trade energy

Liverpool aims to be climate positive by 2020 using blockchain tech

The council has signed an agreement with Poseidon to trial its platform over the next 12 months to offset its carbon impact

Bristol seeks £1bn investment in energy infrastructure

The council has released a new ‘City Leap’ prospectus outlining a series of energy and infrastructure opportunities for businesses

Blackpool Council applies to manage own water supply

Blackpool Council could become the first public sector organisation to manage its own water and sewerage supply, after applying for a licence from regulator Ofwat. If granted, the move will enable the council to manage its own retail services for more than 120 sites across the borough. It is estimated the move will achieve cost […]

Swindon Council plans giant battery storage facility

Swindon Borough Council has unveiled plans for one of the UK’s largest battery storage facilities. Its wholly-owned company Public Power Solutions (PPS) has submitted a planning application for the 50MW project, to be built at the former Mannington Depot. The batteries will be housed in containers with a 30-year lifespan and will be connected to […]

Lancashire Council to get 150 EV chargers

  Lancashire County Council is to install 150 electric vehicle (EV) charging points. They will include 18 rapid chargers and 66 dual-socket fast chargers, with the first units to be installed in early 2018. They will be part of Chargemaster’s EV charging network POLAR, which already has more than 5,500 chargers nationwide. The project follows […]