Net-zero Nottingham homes near completion

A pilot project to turn 10 homes in Nottingham into net-zero emission properties without residents even moving out is nearing completion. Developer Melius Homes, low carbon home business Energiesprong and social landlord Nottingham City Homes have worked together on the scheme, with UK solar manufacturer Viridian Solar providing photovoltaic roofing. The upgrades also include better […]

Nottingham homes future-proofed with green upgrades

A number of homes near Nottingham have become the first in the country to be upgraded to the energy efficiency standards expected in 2050. The 10 apartments in Sneinton have been fitted with new outside walls, a solar roof and upgraded heating systems as part of a pilot project designed to make older homes more […]

Nottingham plugs in first EV home charger

A Nottingham resident has had the city’s first electric vehicle (EV) home charger installed. It was installed free of charge under the Electric Nation project, which is seeking to recruit 500 to 700 people buying or leasing new EVs to take part in a trial to ensure the UK can charge the vehicles at peak […]

Nottingham smashes climate targets four years early

Nottingham City Council has smashed its 2020 climate change targets four years early. It has achieved a 33% reduction in carbon emissions since 2005, beating its 26% goal. The council adds it is now producing almost three tonnes less CO2 per year per person than in 2005. A significant part of the reduction – around […]

Nottingham unveils UK’s ‘largest’ solar carport

A solar carport claimed to be the largest in the UK has been built in Nottingham. The 88.5KW Ken Martin solar carport is owned by the city council and is expected to generate more than 79,000kWh of energy and reduce 41 tonnes of carbon emissions per year. It is also hoped to save the council […]

£40m to boost green cars across UK

The government is investing £40 million in projects which boost the use of electric vehicles (EVs). Nottingham, Bristol, Milton Keynes and London have been awarded a share of the fund for designing schemes that help encourage people to consider switching to a plug-in car. London has been awarded £13 million to develop plans which include more […]

£20m investment for CHP plant in Nottingham

The construction of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant in Nottingham has received a £20 million investment. Energy Saving Investments (ESI) has provided £14.6 million and the Equitix Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF) has invested £15 million. The project is expected to have a capacity of 6.8MW and cut around 13,300 tonnes of carbon emissions per year – […]

Robin Hood takes on Big Six energy firms

Nottingham City Council has launched the first local authority-owned energy supply company. Robin Hood Energy aims to provide low cost electricity to customers and help tackle fuel poverty. The council expects customers who switch to the not-for-profit energy supplier to save an average of up to £237 per year on their gas and electricity bills. It said it […]

Nottingham installs 67kW solar carport

Nottingham City Council has installed a solar carport at one of its leisure centres. It is claimed to be the largest of its kind in the UK. Renewable technology company EvoEnergy transformed the council’s car parks into “energy hubs”, generating green electricity for buildings and electric vehicles. It installed 448 solar panels which are expected to have a […]

Cool solar savings for Nottingham ice rink

The National Ice Centre and Capital FM Arena in Nottingham cut their carbon footprint by more than 118 tonnes in the last year with a set of solar panels. With 1,000 panels, the solar system has now been on the rooftop for a year, cutting almost £40,000 off the centre’s energy bills so far. Nottingham installer […]