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City Council consults on extending free garden waste service into November

City Council consults on extending free garden waste service into November

Nottingham City Council is consulting on potential changes to its free garden waste service which could see collections extended into November next year. Garden waste collections currently take place every 2 weeks from the beginning of April until the end of October. However an option being put to city residents is to offer the service […]

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Nottingham City Council’s work to reduce carbon emissions wins national award

Nottingham City Council’s work to reduce carbon emissions wins national award

Nottingham City Council’s Energy Services have won The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Award for Best Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiative. The APSE awards, which took place in Edinburgh last night, celebrate outstanding achievement and innovation within local government. Energy Services were recognised for their innovative approach to reducing the council’s energy demand […]

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Have your say on plans for cleaner air

Have your say on plans for cleaner air

People are invited to give their views on Nottingham City Council’s proposals to tackle air pollution. Projects including the retrofitting of buses with clean exhaust technology, requiring every taxi to meet higher emissions standards by 2020, and the council replacing its heavy vehicles – such as bin lorries – with electric vehicles, will all contribute […]

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Innovative technology enables more homes to connect to Nottingham’s District Heating Network

Innovative technology enables more homes to connect to Nottingham’s District Heating Network

Nottingham City Council is working with Nottingham City Homes to connect four low-rise apartment blocks in Sneinton to the District Heating network. As part of the city’s ongoing Greener HousiNG programme, 94 households in Bryon, Keswick, Morley and Haywood Courts will be receiving energy efficiency measures, including a connection to the city’s energy-from-waste, low carbon, […]

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No Clean Air Zone for Nottingham

No Clean Air Zone for Nottingham

Citywide measures already under way to improve air quality mean a Clean Air Zone is no longer being considered in Nottingham. Cllr Sally Longford, Portfolio Holder for Energy and Environment, said existing measures would reduce air pollution to below the legal limit, without the need for a Clean Air Zone. Projects contributing to the fall […]

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Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national innovation award

Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national innovation award

A project that has radically improved the energy efficiency of ten homes in Sneinton won last night’s prestigious UK Housing Award for Innovation of the Year. The UK Housing Awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing, are known as ‘the Oscars of the housing world’ and showcase the very best the […]

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Nottingham City Council to lead Midlands initiative for clean growth

Nottingham City Council to lead Midlands initiative for clean growth

A £1.14m grant programme to help develop low carbon local energy schemes across the Midlands will be managed by Nottingham City Council, supported by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership. The grant will be used to establish a ‘Midlands Energy Hub’, serving the region’s nine Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas and their member local authorities. The […]

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Council sites will generate ONE MILLION kilowatt hours of solar power in 2018

Council sites will generate ONE MILLION kilowatt hours of solar power in 2018

Nottingham City Council’s green energy journey has reached an important milestone as its largest solar scheme yet puts it on course to generate over one million kilowatt hours of solar energy this year. One million kilowatts would be enough energy to meet the entire Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall’s energy needs for 2018, powering […]

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