Archive by category Energy

Council’s £140million plan to retrofit more homes and cut energy bills

Council’s £140million plan to retrofit more homes and cut energy bills

Nottingham City Council is leading a regional bid for up to £140million of Government funding to help tackle fuel poverty. As the accountable body for the Midlands Energy Hub, the Council plans to apply for the grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through its ‘Sustainable Warmth Competition’. The Midlands Energy […]

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New Broad Marsh Car Park set to be an electric record-breaker

New Broad Marsh Car Park set to be an electric record-breaker

With the long-awaited reopening of Broad Marsh Car Park and Bus Station on course for the autumn, Nottingham City Council can reveal the new building will host the largest number of electric vehicle charge points in one location in the whole of the UK. Work to install the 81 charge points – including in Blue […]

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Council reveals new names for ‘world-first’ electric bin lorries

Council reveals new names for ‘world-first’ electric bin lorries

Two electric bin lorries have been unveiled today (Friday) – after being named by the Nottingham public. The commercial vehicles were the first off the global production line to be purpose-built electric, as opposed to retrofitted former diesel models. They form part of Nottingham City Council’s ambitious target to be the UK’s first carbon-neutral city […]

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City Council’s support for residents facing fuel poverty in lockdown wins national award

City Council’s support for residents facing fuel poverty in lockdown wins national award

Nottingham City Council’s Energy Services team has won a national award for efforts to address fuel poverty and increase the use of green energy during the Covid crisis. The team implemented a range of measures as soon as the first lockdown was announced last March, to support vulnerable people who were self-isolating and spending more […]

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World’s first OEM electric refuse collection vehicles come to Nottingham

World’s first OEM electric refuse collection vehicles come to Nottingham

Two new electric refuse collection vehicles will soon be helping to empty household bins across Nottingham City. Nottingham City Council has purchased two of the world’s first Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Dennis Eagle eCollect fully electric refuse collection vehicles to support their aim to be Carbon Neutral by 2028. The first one was delivered to […]

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Nottingham’s carbon-neutral campaign signs off with bell-ringing

Nottingham’s carbon-neutral campaign signs off with bell-ringing

A 28-day challenge to show families in Nottingham how fun and easy it can be to go carbon-neutral formally ends tonight (Friday) with the sound of the Little John bell. #28For28 has been running throughout August to raise awareness of climate issues and what small things can be done which add up to make a […]

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City Council agrees an action plan to improve governance following auditor’s report

City Council agrees an action plan to improve governance following auditor’s report

City councillors have agreed a comprehensive series of actions to improve governance arrangements at the council as well as for Robin Hood Energy and other council companies. The Action Plan addresses recommendations made by the council’s external auditor in a Report in the Public Interest into the council’s governance of Robin Hood Energy Ltd, the […]

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Council accepts findings and recommendations of Robin Hood Energy governance report

Council accepts findings and recommendations of Robin Hood Energy governance report

Nottingham City Council has accepted the findings of a new report on its governance of Robin Hood Energy, the not-for-profit company set up by the authority to tackle fuel poverty in the city. The Report in the Public Interest is published by the External Auditor. It outlines a number of recommendations for action by the […]

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Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Nottingham has been selected as a finalist city in the Wellbeing Cities Awards, receiving international recognition for its Carbon Neutral Charter and Action Plan. It is the only English city of out of 20 across all themes and the only UK finalist in its category, Integrating Nature and Biodiversity – with Bordeaux and Florence among […]

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