Harlow Council commits to net zero by 2040

It has agreed to cut emissions by 50% by 2026 and only buy EVs from 2022

‘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’

Festival Net Zero: How does a large local authority start its net zero journey?

John Seddon, Head of Transport and Innovation at Coventry City Council, took to the stage to explain how to overcome some of the hurdles associated with cutting emissions

Partnership presents affordable zero carbon homes in Cheshire

ENGIE is delivering several zero carbon homes that will help the local council reduce carbon emissions and bring down living costs for residents

More than half of UK councils have set a net zero goal for 2030 or sooner

A new study suggests local ambition is driving many of the country’s councils to set decarbonisation goals more than 20 years earlier than national targets require

City of York Council sets out proposals to create new community woodland

The local authority says the new initiative could see 50,000 trees planted by 2023

ENGIE signs white label energy deal with UK local authority

Qwest Energy has been developed through a joint venture with Cheshire West and Chester Council

UK council installs 1,500th solar kit

A UK council has put its 1,500th solar panel installation into place. Stirling Council installed the milestone unit on the roof of a new build bungalow, which is also one of 50 properties to pilot a new battery storage system to maximise the energy efficiency benefits of solar. It comes as part of continued efforts […]

Londoners could save £79m by cutting food waste

A campaign to prevent food waste could save London households millions of pounds if rolled-out across the capital city. The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) revealed the impacts of its six-month ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ (LFHW) campaign – a partnership with the Mayor of London – which showed West London boroughs reduced their food […]

UK opens its first carton recycling facility

The first facility dedicated to recycling cartons in the UK has officially been opened in Stainland in West Yorkshire. The new plant is expected to significantly boost recycling rates in the country as it is capable of recycling up to 40% – or 25,000 tonnes – of the cartons manufactured in the UK food and […]