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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 joins the fight against dirty air by signing Cleaner Air Charter

Nottingham joins the fight against dirty air by signing Cleaner Air Charter

Nottingham City Council has today signed up to Oxford City Council’s Charter for Cleaner Air, which calls on the UK Government to put the health of communities first and make improving air quality a priority. Launched in August by Oxford City Council, the Cleaner Air Charter is believed to be the first formal cooperation between […]

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£200,000 boost for Nottingham businesses

£200,000 boost for Nottingham businesses

More than a dozen Nottingham businesses have benefited from grants totalling around £200,000 in the first year of the City Council’s Workplace Travel Service. Launched in November 2017, the service aims to transform businesses through smarter travel – helping them to save time and money, with the added bonuses of tackling congestion and reducing air […]

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Government approves Nottingham’s air quality plan

Government approves Nottingham’s air quality plan

The Government today announced it has approved Nottingham City Council’s new plan to tackle air pollution in the city centre. For the past three years, the council has been working with officials from Defra and the Department for Transport to identify measures to reduce levels of pollution in the shortest possible time and deliver compliance […]

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Businesses in Nottingham sign up to Refill campaign

Businesses in Nottingham sign up to Refill campaign

Businesses across Nottingham have signed up to an initiative which allows people to easily find places to fill-up reusable water bottles for free. Over 60 local businesses, including restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, signed up to the Refill Scheme last week which is being rolled out across Nottingham by water company Severn Trent, Nottingham City […]

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Free garden waste collections to be extended into November in 2019

Free garden waste collections to be extended into November in 2019

Free garden waste collections in Nottingham are set to be extended into November by the City Council next year after a consultation found the vast majority of people were in favour of the idea. Over 1,000 people responded to the consultation with nearly 92% supporting an option to offer garden waste collections into November in […]

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City’s solar power champion recognised for outstanding achievement

City’s solar power champion recognised for outstanding achievement

Long-serving City Councillor Alan Clark, who died last year, has received a posthumous award for his outstanding contribution to the solar industry at this year’s prestigious Solar Power Portal Awards. The awards aim to recognise leadership, innovation and best practice in the field of renewable and clean energy. Cllr Alan Clark was the Portfolio Holder […]

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