Councils need more government support to tackle fuel poverty, campaigners say

Extra protection for prepayment customers and a windfall tax on oil and gas giants are among the proposals of the group

Government consults on measures to help local authorities tackle air pollution

They include helping local authorities to boost engagement with communities and designating National Highways as a relevant public authority

New project to support EV charging rollout in the UK

The Geospatial Commission’s discovery project aims to look into how location data can be better utilised to support the planning and delivery of EV charging points by local authorities

Government urges public sector to review all Russian energy contracts

Hospitals and councils are advised to “urgently look” at cutting commercial ties with Russian and Belarusian energy firms

UK opens £9m fund for local authorities to tackle air pollution

The government’s Air Quality Grant helps councils across England develop and implement measures that benefit schools, businesses and communities and improve air quality

Energy efficiency: New £2m fund for local authorities to clamp down on unjust landlords

Local authorities across England and Wales can bid for up to £100,000 to enforce the current regulations for privately rented homes to have a minimum energy performance certificate of Band E

Record year for recycling in Wales as it exceeds 64% target

It has achieved a recycling rate of 65.14%, with 18 of the 22 local authorities having delivered against the increased target in the very first year

London mayor launches £3.6m fund to make homes energy efficient

The Retrofit Accelerator for Homes will provide financial support to local authorities and housing associations to make ‘urgent’ upgrades and improvements

Government offers £50m to create UK’s first all-electric bus town

Local authorities in England, outside London, are being invited to bid for funding to replace an entire city or town’s bus fleet to fully electric vehicles

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Local authorities offered £2m to improve air quality

They can apply for projects including electric vehicle charging points, cycling infrastructure and developing local online air quality resources