Archive by category Environment

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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Green home transformations happening in Nottingham 

Green home transformations happening in Nottingham 

Work is underway to turn 77 council homes in Radford to super green and energy efficient properties. The 28 bungalows and 49 houses on five streets are benefitting from improvement works that will increase energy efficiency and reduce heating and energy costs for residents. This represents the latest project of the Deep Retrofit Energy Model […]

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What a bright idea! New car park, bus station and Central Library powered by the sun

What a bright idea! New car park, bus station and Central Library powered by the sun

An installation of 720 solar panels on the roof of the new state-of-the-art Broad Marsh Car Park, Bus Station and Central Library is helping to power the building and support Nottingham’s carbon neutral targets. The array of panels and a host of other smart technology mean the building is playing its part in Nottingham’s ambition […]

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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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Award winning project that ‘feels like a penthouse’ is completed

Award winning project that ‘feels like a penthouse’ is completed

A project to introduce innovative energy saving measures to council homes in Nottingham has been completed, with one tenant stating that his new look home ‘feels like a penthouse’. 12 formerly hard-to-heat council homes – five houses and seven bungalows – on Keswick Street in the Sneinton area of the city have been transformed into […]

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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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