Welsh Government seeks views on low carbon future

Its proposals aim to support the target of achieving 45% emissions reductions by 2030

UK increases public sector greenhouse gas emissions target for 2020

The government expects it to deliver savings worth £340m

Views sought on voluntary emissions target for public sector

The UK Government is proposing to introduce a voluntary emissions target for the higher education and public sectors in England. It is seeking comments on its proposal for those sectors – excluding central government departments and their agencies which already have their own goals – and inviting views on the action required to deliver an […]

Fuel suppliers line up for £850m public sector contracts

A total of 35 suppliers have been chosen to provide fuel for public sector organisations in the UK. Small and medium sized businesses make up almost three quarters of the total number of suppliers on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) new National Fuels Framework, expected to be worth around £850 million over four years. Winners include […]

Welsh public sector ‘to be carbon neutral by 2030’

The Welsh Government is consulting on plans to decarbonise the public sector by 2030. Environment Secretary Lesley Griffiths announced the ambition for the public sector to be carbon neutral earlier this month and is calling for suggestions on how it can be achieved. It is also seeking views, until 13th September, on challenges around the […]

UK businesses ‘overpaying by £500m on energy bills’

One in five business energy bills contain mistakes, from incorrect rates to meter reading errors. That could be costing firms around £500 million on their energy bills due to errors and inaccuracies across the supply chain, according to new research. Inenco analysed thousands of business energy invoices to find the most common errors and forecast […]

New agreement to help public sector save £20m on water bills

The water industry in the UK is to see the largest public sector framework agreement. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has joined forces with procurement services firms YPO, The Energy Consortium, ESPO, NEPO, West Mercia Energy and the Ministry of Defence (MoD). They are expected to help the public sector, including schools, central government, universities, councils […]

Scottish public sector ‘should lead green energy drive’

A renewable energy industry body has said the public sector should lead the green energy revolution in Scotland. Scottish Renewables suggests local authorities, NHS boards and emergency services need to play a key role in meeting future climate change targets. To allow this to happen, the group says the government should revise procurement rules and […]

LEDs light up Enfield Council’s energy savings

Enfield Council expects to see savings of around £50,000 a year as a result of implementing energy efficiency measures. It worked with LASER Energy to upgrade and install lighting across nine corporate buildings in a bid to reduce its energy use and carbon emissions. LASER is a public sector energy specialist owned by Kent County […]

Cities offered £39m for low carbon heat networks

The government has offering up to £39 million to local authorities and public sector bodies to upgrade heating in towns and cities in England and Wales. It is the first part of a £320 million fund which will be invested in the next five years to supply low carbon and recycled heat and help consumers […]