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Nottingham City Council launches innovative solar framework

Nottingham City Council launches innovative solar framework

Nottingham City Council has launched a renewable energy framework which will help boost the growing number of solar projects in the city – and elsewhere around the country. Building on its reputation as the UK’s Smartest City for energy the council is increasingly looking at solar to meet its large energy demand and make use […]

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Victoria Leisure Centre is Nottingham City Council’s latest green energy site

Victoria Leisure Centre is Nottingham City Council’s latest green energy site

Victoria Leisure Centre has become the City Council’s 43rd commercial solar site as the authority builds on its renewable energy capacity to further reduce its running costs and carbon footprint. The new solar roof at the Victoria Leisure Centre will generate free green electricity for the use of the centre, saving an estimated £4,000 a […]

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Nottingham City Council wins Green Energy Award

Nottingham City Council wins Green Energy Award

Nottingham City Council’s pioneering initiatives to transform the city into the UK’s most energy self-sufficient city were recognised at last night’s Regen Green Energy Awards. The prestigious Green Energy Awards honour organisations who have shown innovation, dedication and creative ingenuity enabling the transformation to clean, smart and flexible energy. The City Council won the most […]

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Posthumous honour for pioneering city councillor

Posthumous honour for pioneering city councillor

Long-serving City Councillor Alan Clark, who died earlier this year, has received a posthumous award for his pioneering work around sustainability and focus on driving down people’s energy bills. The LGiU Councillor Place Shaping Environment Award was presented to Alan’s wife and co-councillor, Eunice Campbell, at a ceremony at the Guildhall in London this week. […]

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New dawn for Nottingham taxi services

New dawn for Nottingham taxi services

A bright new era for taxi services is dawning in Nottingham, as plans to ‘green’ the fleet and make the service a customer-friendly part of the city’s world-class transport network get underway. Nottingham City Council’s Taxi Strategy was launched this year to modernise the taxi fleet and improve the customer offer, not just around comfort […]

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Nottingham City Council’s green buildings are in the running for two national sustainability awards

Nottingham City Council’s green buildings are in the running for two national sustainability awards

Nottingham City Council’s Headquarters Loxley House and Minvers Sport Centre in Aspley have been shortlisted for two prestigious awards. Minvers Sport Centre is a finalist in the Solar Power Portal Energy Awards, in the best use of solar in a community-setting category. The sports centre received a solar rooftop and state-of-the-art LED lighting. Works have […]

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Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach 

Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach 

Ten homes in Sneinton have been selected as part of a UK first pilot to radically improve older houses using energy saving and energy generation measures.  Proposed improvements will make the residents of these homes ultra-low energy consumers, dramatically reducing household energy bills and making homes warmer. Nottingham City Homes (NCH), the Arms Length Management […]

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Nottingham City Council announced as a finalist in national awards for service excellence

Nottingham City Council announced as a finalist in national awards for service excellence

Nottingham City Council has been announced as a finalist in this year’s Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards. The council has been shortlisted for the prestigious council of the year award and for three further awards for excellence within service areas. The awards are a valuable way for councils to celebrate achievements and best […]

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Nottingham gearing up for next phase of the energy revolution

Nottingham gearing up for next phase of the energy revolution

Nottingham’s position at the forefront of energy innovation led to a visit from the Minister of Climate Change today to coincide with the launch of the Government’s Smart Systems policy. The Minister Claire Perry MP came to Nottingham to meet with researchers at the University of Nottingham to hear about their pioneering work to create […]

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