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Nottingham City Council set to make savings by supplying its own water

Nottingham City Council set to make savings by supplying its own water

Nottingham City Council is set to begin supplying water services to its own buildings from Wednesday 14 August to create savings on the authority’s bills and water consumption. Changes in the water industry allow businesses and organisations to choose how they receive water supply and wastewater services, and the City Council has chosen to become […]

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City Council pledges to become free of single-use plastic by 2023

City Council pledges to become free of single-use plastic by 2023

Nottingham City Council is pledging to stop using single-use plastic over the next four years as part of its new Council Plan. Action includes looking at ways to reduce the use of plastics at events such as Splendour, Goose Fair and Riverside Festival, promoting the use of refill bottles and food containers and replacing recycling […]

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Friends Of The Earth highlight innovative scheme in Nottingham

Friends Of The Earth highlight innovative scheme in Nottingham

Nottingham’s forward-thinking approach has been highlighted by Friends Of The Earth (FoE) as part of a new campaign to tackle climate change. The national branch of the international campaign group is calling on people to ‘challenge their local authority to do more’. They want councils to be learning from each other and sharing best practice. […]

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Councils team up to share Eastcroft depot

Councils team up to share Eastcroft depot

Nottingham City Council’s and Rushcliffe Borough Council’s waste teams have successfully completed the transition to a shared depot site at Eastcroft, realising valuable savings for both authorities. The collaboration sees the two authorities continue their respective services, with residents in both areas seeing no change to bin collections.  Rushcliffe’s team bid farewell to their Abbey […]

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Nottingham City Council aims to reduce energy bills on the journey to be a carbon neutral city

Nottingham City Council aims to reduce energy bills on the journey to be a carbon neutral city

Following on from Nottingham City Council’s announcement that the city aims to be carbon neutral by 2028 the council is aiming to ensure that meeting this target will have a lasting positive impact upon tackling fuel poverty and helping citizens afford the energy they need to heat and power their homes. Fuel Poverty Awareness Day […]

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Nottingham aims to be first carbon neutral city in the UK

Nottingham aims to be first carbon neutral city in the UK

Nottingham could become the first carbon neutral city in the UK after the City Council set itself an ambitious target to achieve this by 2028. The city has already met its Energy Strategy target early – a 26% reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 – and reduced emissions by 39% since 2005. Nottingham is […]

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Nottingham is gearing up for the UK’s biggest rollout of ultra-low energy homes in 2019

Nottingham is gearing up for the UK’s biggest rollout of ultra-low energy homes in 2019

Nottingham City Council has secured over £5million through the European Regional Development Fund (2014-20) to roll out its Energiesprong, ultra-low energy homes pilot, which will include improvements to over 150 Nottingham City Homes’ (NCH) properties. The scheme will tackle some of NCH’s older housing stock that is hard to heat, lifting residents out of fuel […]

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Nottingham City Council sites have generated over ONE MILLION kilowatt hours of solar power in 2018

Nottingham City Council sites have generated over ONE MILLION kilowatt hours of solar power in 2018

Solar power systems installed on a range of Nottingham City Council buildings have generated one million kilowatt hours of green energy during 2018. Well-used city buildings including libraries, leisure centres, schools and offices all host the council’s solar infrastructure; silently generating clean and green energy whilst the buildings users go about their day. Britain’s heatwave […]

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Nottingham City Council wins Local Authority of the Year Award

Nottingham City Council wins Local Authority of the Year Award

Nottingham City Council’s Energy Services have won the prestigious Energy Awards for Best Local Authority Initiative of the Year for their Smart Energy Buildings. The Energy awards which took place in London last night recognise and celebrate the very best achievements in the energy sector. The Local Authority Award was launched this year in recognition […]

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