Archive by category Clean and Green

Work on electric taxi wireless charging gets underway in a UK first for Nottingham

Work on electric taxi wireless charging gets underway in a UK first for Nottingham

Work is underway in Nottingham on a trailblazing scheme to allow electric taxis to charge up wirelessly while they wait for passengers. The City Council secured £930,000 from the Government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles through Innovate UK for the Wireless Charging for Electric Taxis (WiCET) project. This is a UK first involving both London […]

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Do your bit for Clean Air Day this Thursday

Do your bit for Clean Air Day this Thursday

Nottingham residents are being urged to take action on Clean Air Day this Thursday (16 June) to help contribute towards improving the quality of the city’s air. The city has been taking great steps over many years to tackle poor air quality, including investing in one of the best public transport systems in the country […]

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Nottingham commits to adapting to climate change by joining the global Race to Resilience

Nottingham commits to adapting to climate change by joining the global Race to Resilience

Nottingham has cemented its commitment to becoming a carbon neutral city by 2028 and creating climate resilience in the city by joining the global Race to Resilience. This worldwide campaign aims to help communities adapt to the accelerating impacts of climate change. By delivering action in over 100 countries, the Race to Resilience partners have […]

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Twenty Days of Action to tackle local residents’ top issues

Twenty Days of Action to tackle local residents’ top issues

Following a successful programme of Days of Action in 2021/22, partners across the city are joining forces again to tackle issues in local areas, including crime, anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and dog fouling. A series of Days of Action will be taking place across Nottingham over the next six months, following feedback from members of the […]

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City firms urged to take advantage of free 30-day electric van trial

City firms urged to take advantage of free 30-day electric van trial

Businesses are being invited to test-drive a new electric van before taking a fully-funded one-month trial. An event is being held next month in Nottingham where a range of vehicles will be on show for firms of any size, from the public or private sector, to consider for their fleet. Organised by the City Council […]

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£14.9m of funding secured to improve energy efficiency of over 1,500 homes in the Midlands

£14.9m of funding secured to improve energy efficiency of over 1,500 homes in the Midlands

A consortium bid coordinated by the Midlands Energy Hub has successfully been awarded £14.9m of Government funding to make energy efficiency improvements to 1,570 social houses in the Midlands. This funding bid builds on the success the team had by securing £82m to improve privately owned houses in the region through the Sustainable Warmth Competition […]

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Nottingham City Council recognised as first Carbon Literate council in Nottinghamshire

Nottingham City Council recognised as first Carbon Literate council in Nottinghamshire

Nottingham City Council has reinforced its commitment to reaching carbon neutrality by 2028 after receiving accreditation as a Bronze Level Carbon Literate Organisation (CLO). The City Council is the first local authority in Nottinghamshire to achieve this status.  This award from the Carbon Literacy Project is internationally recognised and shows that the council is prioritising climate […]

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Nottingham City Council wins prestigious awards after helping residents save money on energy bills

Nottingham City Council wins prestigious awards after helping residents save money on energy bills

Nottingham City Council’s efforts to help over 10,000 households save money on their energy bills and carry out energy efficiency improvements to over 300 homes have been recognised after it was named Local Authority of the Year at the National Energy Efficiency Awards. The council was also awarded second place in the Fuel Poverty & […]

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A year of action towards carbon neutrality in 2028

A year of action towards carbon neutrality in 2028

Nottingham City Council has been working hard to reduce the city’s carbon emissions as Nottingham strives to become the UK’s first carbon neutral city by 2028. A lot has been achieved in the first year of delivering the Carbon Neutral 2028 Action Plan, and city-wide CO2 emissions per capita have fallen by over 50% in […]

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6,500 fuel poor homes across the Midlands to be improved after £82m grant funding secured

6,500 fuel poor homes across the Midlands to be improved after £82m grant funding secured

The Midlands Energy Hub has coordinated a bid to secure more than £82m of Government funding through the Sustainable Warmth competition. These grants from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will be used to carry out a range of improvements on 6,500 homes owned by low-income families in the Midlands – making […]

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