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EU Sustainable Energy Week – Nottingham City Council champions sustainable energy

EU Sustainable Energy Week – Nottingham City Council champions sustainable energy

The European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is underway; the aim of the week is raise awareness of sustainable energy across Europe to accelerate Europe’s transition to clean, secure and efficient energy. Sustainable energy is an area that Nottingham is leading the way in. Nottingham is currently the most energy self-sufficient city in the UK […]

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Nottingham leading the way to improve local air and protect public health

Nottingham leading the way to improve local air and protect public health

Nottingham will mark the first ever National Clean Air Day on Thursday 15 June with a range of events to encourage local people to do their bit to improve air quality and their own health. It comes on the day that former US vice president turned eco activist Al Gore presents Nottingham City with the […]

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Nottingham City Council wins prestigious Ashden Award

Nottingham City Council wins prestigious Ashden Award

Nottingham City Council’s pioneering scheme to transform the city by funding greener transport through a Workplace Parking Levy has jointly won the 2017 Ashden Award for Clean Air in Towns and Cities. Thanks to the scheme, public transport usage in the city has increased by almost five million journeys a year since April 2013 and […]

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Nottingham at centre of unique smart city event

Nottingham at centre of unique smart city event

Nottingham has been chosen to be the first city to host a smart cities study tour for the REMOURBAN project. 70 delegates from across Europe came to Nottingham to take part in a series of smart city workshops and to visit the ambitious REMOURBAN funded energy projects for housing and transport. Nottingham City Council, Nottingham […]

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Nottingham wins Regional Council of the Year for Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes

Nottingham wins Regional Council of the Year for Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes

Nottingham City Council won two awards at the East Midlands Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes awards last night. The event gave recognition to East Midlands’ organisations for their excellence in delivering energy efficiency schemes and innovations. Set up in 2014 their aim is to help motivate the energy efficiency sector to reduce energy bills, tackle […]

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Newstead Abbey is lighting up its way to big energy savings.

Newstead Abbey is lighting up its way to big energy savings.

Energy efficiency measures at Newstead Abbey are saving them £3,500 a year from its electricity bill. Newstead Abbey is the latest heritage site operated by Nottingham City Council to have an LED lighting overhaul to make the lighting system more environmentally friendly and cheaper to run.  It follows a pioneering and award-winning project at Wollaton […]

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Funding boost for air quality in Nottingham

Funding boost for air quality in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council will be awarded £400,000 plus a share of £539,120 from the Joint Air Quality Unit (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, Department for Transport) as part of an annual funding pot to tackle air quality locally, it was announced today. This year’s Air Quality Grant programme will focus on supporting schemes […]

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Working to Tackle Fuel Poverty

Working to Tackle Fuel Poverty

Nottingham City Council and partners will be providing advice on how local people can make energy savings as part of Fuel Poverty Awareness Day on Friday 17 February. Over 12% of Nottingham’s households are classed as being in fuel poverty, with the City Council and local partners working hard to tackle this. The nationwide day […]

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Robin Hood Energy Light Night programme now available

Robin Hood Energy Light Night programme now available

The full programme for Robin Hood Energy Light Night on Friday 10 February is now available and features a wide range of mainly free activities for all ages and interests. Amazing artworks, UV sports, music, dancing, stories, puppets and Star Wars-themed lightsabres will all feature in the popular event, which is celebrating its tenth year.  […]

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