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First CleanTech event takes place

First CleanTech event takes place

The first in a series of free events exploring opportunities within Nottingham’s emerging clean technology sector takes place tomorrow (Wednesday October 14th). Sponsored by Nottingham City Council and The D2N2 Growth Hub, the CleanTech Business network will host six events this year with the aim to promote and support Nottingham’s clean tech economy. The first event, […]

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First council-owned energy supply company launched in Nottingham

First council-owned energy supply company launched in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has today (Monday 7 September 2015) launched Robin Hood Energy, the first local authority-owned not-for-profit energy supply company since nationalisation of Great Britain’s electricity supply industry in 1948. The ground-breaking move is driven by the council’s commitment to provide affordable energy to customers and to help tackle fuel poverty. As a fully […]

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Nottingham City Council installs UK’s first public solar cloth carport

Nottingham City Council installs UK’s first public solar cloth carport

Nottingham City Council has expanded its green credentials further by installing solar panels at the £16m redeveloped Harvey Hadden Sports Village The solar system which has been installed in the main car park will produce 50,846kWh/year (67.2KW Peak power) for consistent year round green energy. The energy generated, which will all be used to power […]

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Be bright and turn out the light

Be bright and turn out the light

Recently Stanstead nursery and primary School in Rise Park was awarded its SCoRE (Schools’ Collaboration on Resource Efficiency) status.  The children at Stanstead took part in a week-long Eco programme taking an active part in measuring and assessing their school’s current energy efficiency. They used the results of their work to decide which five energy […]

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Council Squeezes Last Drops from Government’s Green Funding Stream

Council Squeezes Last Drops from Government’s Green Funding Stream

Nottingham City Council has secured £5m of Government money to improve the energy efficiency of over 1300 homes, ahead of the funding stream being turned off. The council will use the Green Deal Communities funding to deliver external wall insulation to owner occupier homes in Nobel Road and Lenton Abbey – but it’s likely to […]

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Nottingham plugged in to electric taxi study

Nottingham City Council has been selected by the government to support a study into delivering ultra-low emission taxis. The £30,000 Energy Saving Trust (EST) feasibility study has been offered to the City Council after its application for funding from the Department for Transport’s £20m electric taxi development fund. This puts Nottingham’s case in pole position […]

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Official – Nottingham is Top City for Carbon Reduction

Official – Nottingham is Top City for Carbon Reduction

Nottingham has the lowest carbon emissions of all of England’s largest cities, according to latest Government figures. The Department for Energy and Climate Change DECC recently released carbon emissions data confirming Nottingham’s continued year on year reduction in carbon emissions since 2005. Overall our carbon emissions total has fallen by 21%. We are now producing […]

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