Archive by category Clean and Green

Growing Nottingham’s Energy Sector  

Growing Nottingham’s Energy Sector   

Nottingham City Council’s domestic solar panel programme has teamed up with local companies Robin Hood Energy and EkkoSense to further develop the energy sector in Nottingham. The Council has an extensive solar panel programme across its council houses which are manged by Nottingham City Homes and the city has one the highest take ups of […]

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Nottingham City Council awards £26,000 in community grants for green initiatives

Nottingham City Council awards £26,000 in community grants for green initiatives

A dozen community groups with great green ideas are benefiting from a share of £26,000 of grant money handed out by Nottingham City Council. The Greener Nottingham Community Grant is designed for community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to encourage communities to live more sustainably.  Grants have been awarded to projects that will bring communities together […]

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Nottingham comes together in mass litter picks!

Nottingham comes together in mass litter picks!

Nottingham City Council is hosting a series of mass litter picks as part of its support for the country’s biggest – ever community clean up. The national Clean for The Queen campaign aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April. Supported by anti-litter charity Keep Britain Tidy, the […]

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Sneinton to pave the way for a sustainable energy future for Nottingham

Sneinton to pave the way for a sustainable energy future for Nottingham

Sneinton has been identified as one of three demonstration areas for a European wide Smart Cities project called REMOURBAN.  The project is developing a model to show how sustainability can be integrated into the regeneration of our towns and cities. A number of organisations across the city are working together to deliver this project which […]

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Exciting new waste exhibition launches in Nottingham

Exciting new waste exhibition launches in Nottingham

An exciting new exhibition has launched in Nottingham which celebrates creative upcycling. ‘Trash to Treasure’ is a series of innovative exhibitions featuring artwork and everyday objects which have all been created from waste. It is the brainchild of knowtrash – who have a unique collection of more than 4,000 contemporary upcycled artefacts from more than 30 […]

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Council and Nottingham City Homes calling on Government to see ‘estate’ regeneration already taking place in Nottingham

Council and Nottingham City Homes calling on Government to see ‘estate’ regeneration already taking place in Nottingham

In response to the Prime Minister’s announcement of a regeneration programme focusing on 100 areas in the UK, Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes (NCH) are calling on the Government to come and see the estates they are transforming across the city. The Building a Better Nottingham council housing programme, which is the largest […]

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Recycle your real Christmas tree!

Recycle your real Christmas tree!

Nottingham City Council is once again offering residents a free real Christmas tree collection service. The free service will collect and recycle real Christmas trees from Monday January 4 until Friday 15 January 2016 only. The real tree will be shredded either on site or back at Eastcroft or Woolsthorpe Depot. The chippings get redistributed […]

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Nottingham City Council welcomes breath of fresh air from Defra

Nottingham City Council welcomes breath of fresh air from Defra

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has today announced its plans to help Nottingham City Council improve air quality in the city centre by introducing Clean Air Zones by 2020. The City Council is developing far-reaching measures to tackle city centre air pollution, by targeting the main vehicular causes of pollution whilst […]

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Robin Hood Energy undercuts competitors with new

Robin Hood Energy undercuts competitors with new

In anticipation of the start of a colder snap, the country’s first local authority-owned, licensed energy supplier, Robin Hood Energy, has launched a new prepayment tariff, Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG). PAYG is one of the cheapest prepayment tariffs available on the market today. It is £77.65 cheaper than British Gas’s cheapest dual fuel medium user tariff and […]

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Nottingham’s electric buses are a winner at UK Bus Awards

Nottingham’s electric buses are a winner at UK Bus Awards

Nottingham City Council’s electric bus fleet, operated in partnership with Nottingham Community Transport and trentbarton, has won the Environment award at the UK Bus Awards on November 24, 2015. The Council’s fleet of clean and green electric buses was in competition with industry leaders, including Stagecoach, for the award that recognises the importance of the […]

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