Local authorities granted £25m to accelerate net zero transition

Projects include developing a financing model for new low carbon heat networks in Lancashire and rural energy hubs in Orkney

‘Councils need help for net zero’, say Scottish MPs

This includes skills training and funding, a new report claims

Nine councils to plug in 1,000 EV charging points with £20m funding

They are being provided the funding from government and industry under the Local EV Infrastructure pilot scheme

‘Three quarters of councils have not started delivering on net zero’

Most councils do not currently have the resources available to meet their net zero goals, according to a new survey

‘Government must better equip councils to fight climate change’

A new survey has found that a third of councils support policies that increase emissions, despite 90% of these declaring a ‘climate emergency’