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No more fossil fuel investment, please!

No more fossil fuel investment, please!

By Cllr Sally Longford, Deputy Leader, Nottingham City Council I am calling on the Nottinghamshire Local Government Pension Fund to stop investing in fossil fuels to show our commitment to tackling climate change. This is not only an environmentally sound stance, but increasingly financially sensible too. The fund, which provides the pensions for thousands of […]

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New decade, new green plan for Nottingham

New decade, new green plan for Nottingham

The start of a new decade sees Nottingham City Council declaring a climate emergency and urging others to help it meet its ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2028. The council has long led the way on environmental innovation; from galvanising councils around the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change twenty years ago to investing […]

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Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national award

Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national award

A revolutionary approach to whole house refurbishment that is radically improving the energy efficiency of over 150 homes in Nottingham has been declared the Local Authority Initiative of the Year at the prestigious Energy Awards. The Energy awards, which took place in London last week, recognise excellence and celebrate the intelligent use of energy in […]

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Nottingham councillor scoops national award for being a ‘green pioneer’

Nottingham councillor scoops national award for being a ‘green pioneer’

The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council has received national acclaim for her work promoting environmental projects. Councillor Sally Longford won the Councillor Achievement Award for Environment and Sustainability as part of awards run by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) together with CCLA, a specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities. Councillor Longford, […]

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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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