Archive by category Energy

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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50 electric vans available on free trials to local firms

50 electric vans available on free trials to local firms

Businesses in Nottingham are to be offered free trials of new electric vans after the City Council was successful in winning a £2.69m Government grant. The money will pay for the Electric Van Experience (EVE) Project – the purchase of 50 vehicles for companies to take on a try-before-you-buy arrangement until March 2022. The EVE […]

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Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan is blueprint for a green recovery

Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan is blueprint for a green recovery

Almost 1,000 responses from residents, businesses and organisations across Nottingham have helped to shape how the city aims to become carbon neutral by 2028. A two-month consultation earlier this year has been used to inform and change the City Council’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan. And it’s hoped the Plan will help Nottingham to make […]

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COVID-19 grant support available from the Warm Homes Hub

COVID-19 grant support available from the Warm Homes Hub

Nottingham City Council, district and borough councils across Nottinghamshire have joined forces to launch their new £4.3m Warm Homes Hub to help residents struggling with their energy bills and household income during the COVID-19 crisis. Together with charities Nottingham Energy Partnership and Age UK Nottingham, and the energy company E.ON, much-needed help and support will […]

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