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Sandringham to go solar


Planning documents submitted to the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk have revealed King Charles's plans for a solar farm at Sandringham.

Planning permission for large solar farm refused


The Government has turned down plans to build a large solar farm in rural Northamptonshire.

Acrospire Unveils 'Solar HonestyTM' Initiative


British lighting manufacturer Acrospire is proud to announce the launch of its groundbreaking 'Solar HonestyTM' initiative.

Vent-Axia's Heat Recovery Retrofit Solution is the perfect fit for Almond HA


When Almond HA was looking for energy efficient upgrades of ventilation in its West Lothian properties, it chose Vent-Axia's Heat Recovery Retrofit Solution.

£3bn boost to affordable homes fund


An additional £3bn is now available to build and improve affordable housing in England.

Old mines in West of England could be used to heat homes


The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has thrown its weight behind a £1.6m study to investigate the use of heat from flooded mine shafts to heat homes, schools, hospitals and other buildings.

Care providers closing due to ‘perilous’ environment


Social care services are facing a situation that is ‘more perilous than ever’ with 43% of providers closing services or handing back contracts, study reveals.

West Midlands pilots £24m energy support scheme


Small businesses across the West Midlands are being offered support to cut their gas and electricity usage.

Heat pumps plan to be scrapped over costs


Salford City Council is set to withdraw plans to install air source heat pumps at its town hall due to the cost of the project.

£6bn allocated for energy efficiency schemes


The Government has revealed how it plans to spend £6bn improving the UK’s energy efficiency.

Tidal barrage could be new Wirral-Liverpool link


A tidal barrage across the Mersey could provide a new link between Wirral and Liverpool, according to a report.

Vent-Axia Sets a New Standard in Commercial Heat Recovery with the Launch of the Award-Winning Sentinel Apex


Vent-Axia has launched the next generation of commercial heat recovery ventilation with the Sentinel Apex.

Councils sign cross border partnership


Two English councils, Herefordshire and Shropshire, and two Welsh county councils, Monmouthshire and Powys, have signed a partnership agreement.

£20m boost for leisure centres


The Government has awarded local authorities a share of £20m to help support swimming pools and leisure centres most at risk of closure or significant service reduction.

Commission calls for £30bn public infrastructure investment


Government should invest £30bn a year into public infrastructure to level up struggling areas and tackle climate change, says infrastructure commission.

Poll reveals Brits are green YIMBYs


Brits are twice as likely (66%) to say 'yes' to new local developments if they are green projects than if they are non-green developments (33%), poll reveals.

Local authority pension schemes invest £330m in renewables


Six local authority pension schemes have agreed a multi-million-pound deal to invest in renewables projects in the southwest.

Thousand pools shut since 2010


More than 1,000 publicly accessible pools have closed since 2010, England’s governing body for swimming has found.

Triple Award Shortlisting Shows Vent-Axia’s Commitment to a Lo-Carbon Future


The H&V News Awards has shortlisted leading British ventilation manufacturer, Vent-Axia, within two categories in its 2023 awards.

Few councils' homes meeting energy efficiency target


New figures have revealed just 18 councils have energy efficient housing stock, laying bare the challenge of tackling the climate emergency.

‘Landmark’ green energy network gains pace in Bradford


Plans have progressed for a district heat network in Bradford, which developers say will be the largest of its kind in the UK.

Pubs 'vanishing' at alarming rate as closures jump 50%


The number of pubs that have been demolished or converted into other types of use has risen dramatically, with over 380 ‘vanishing’ this year.

Wales to consider funding bids straddling English border


Wales’ economy minister has said he would consider funding bids from a new council partnership that crosses the Welsh and English border.

Mayors call for Northern ‘New Deal’


Mayors and business leaders are set to urge the main political parties to put the North of England at the heart of their 2024 general election manifestos.

More local wind powers under relaxed rules


The Government has amended planning policy, giving English regions more routes to put forward onshore wind projects.

Welsh and English councils announce new partnership


Councils on either side of the border between Wales and England are set to join a partnership in a bid to seek Government funding.

Councils face £5bn deficit


Local authorities are facing a £5.2bn deficit by April 2026 even after they have made £2.5bn of planned cuts, new research has revealed.

Housing associations call for more energy bill support


Thirty-four of the country’s leading housing associations have called for more targeted support to help millions of people with energy bills this winter.

North East to benefit from £8m hydrogen investment


The North East is set to benefit from an £8m investment into the Tees Valley to support hydrogen-powered transport.

Dover District Council, LEDs Ltd and CU Phosco Lighting Partner to Create Safer, Greener Streets


CU Phosco Lighting has announced its participation in a major project to upgrade Dover District Council’s street lighting system.

Acrospire Helps Vale of Glamorgan Council Reduce Carbon Footprint with Energy-Efficient Heritage Lighting


Exterior lighting specialists Acrospire helped the Vale of Glamorgan Council reduce its carbon footprint by 7.32 tonnes annually with heritage lighting.

Westminster unveils ‘trailblazing’ fleet electrification


Westminster City Council and Veolia are rolling out the UK’s largest electric refuse collection fleet, with vehicles powered by the waste they collect.

More than 1,250 clean energy projects await construction


There are 1,262 clean energy schemes that are awaiting construction despite having planning permission, the LGA has said.

MPs call for research into green energy from coal pits


MPs have called for an investigation on whether water in former coal pits could be used to provide green energy.

Revolutionising ground source heat pump deployment at scale


Driving Energy Efficiency: The success story of Kensa Utilities' Heat the Streets project.

Delivering on the local net zero promise


Ahead of today’s Parliamentary debate on local government and net zero, Patrick Hargreaves, UK100 reflects on the obstacles to reducing carbon emissions.

Skilled worker shortage undermining net zero drive


A skilled worker shortage means that at the current rate of heat pump and insulation installation it could take ‘several hundred years’ to meet net zero.

Rooftop solar panels should be fitted as standard, charity says


The majority of the solar panels required to reach the Government’s net zero targets could be fitted on rooftops and car parks, campaigners say.

Plans for 100 Passivhaus apartments submitted to Salford CC


Plans have been submitted to Salford City Council for a new development of 100 ‘high-quality, affordable and sustainable’ apartments.

Rising food bills to hit poorest harder than energy costs


The rising cost of food will soon overtake the price of energy, hitting poorer households hardest, campaigners have warned.

Council chiefs call for local approach to energy efficiency


Council leaders are calling for a new approach to energy efficiency as the latest figures show a big drop in the number of homes being insulated.

Durham incinerator decision delayed again


A decision on plans for a waste incinerator in County Durham has been delayed for a further two months.

Energy Efficient High Mast Lighting for UK City of Culture


CU Phosco work with Balfour Beatty to replace Coventry’s high mast lighting, saving 30% energy with a payback period of less than four years.

Planning system 'holding back' major infrastructure projects


The planning system is holding back the building of major infrastructure projects, according to a new Government-commissioned report.

Gas boiler ban risks increase in fuel poverty


A proposed ban on gas central heating boilers would push many people in the countryside into fuel poverty, according to industry figures.

Councils urged to tackle carbon emissions from private housing


The majority of councils have set carbon reduction targets to tackle climate change but less than half have considered emissions from private housing.

Labour pledges to revitalise high streets


Labour will today promote its plan to revitalise ailing high streets through a £700m fund to help small businesses with soaring energy bills.

Milton Keynes City Council offsets rising energy prices with Telensa smart street lighting


Milton Keynes CC forecasts that Telensa smart street lighting will deliver annual energy savings of over 60% and carbon savings equivalent to five million kWh.

Going Green with Ground Source Heat Pumps


How social housing providers are reducing carbon emissions with ground source heat pumps.

Council seeks legal advice after minister green lights solar farm


Telford & Wrekin Council is taking ‘urgent legal advice’ over the Government’s decision to allow a new solar farm to go-ahead despite local opposition.

Opening the doors to digital in Dorset


Steven March, Housing Standards, Dorset County Council explains how the local authority improved the energy efficiency levels in properties across the county.

‘Horrendous’ energy costs threaten third of care homes


One third of care homes in England have considered closing over the past year because of ‘horrendous’ running costs.

Social housing providers awarded £1.4bn for energy upgrades


Local authorities, providers of social housing and charities have been awarded £1.4bn to help provide energy efficiency upgrades to low income houses.

Local health chiefs warn of ‘second health emergency’


The increase in costs of essential food items and energy has created a ‘second health emergency’ after the COVID pandemic, local health chiefs have warned.

Leicester council to install solar array the size of 18 tennis courts


Leicester City Council is set to install a series of solar panels the size of 18 tennis courts at a council-run sport and leisure centre.

Budget 2023: Over £60m swimming pool fund confirmed


Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has confirmed a multi-million-pound package to support publicly-owned leisure centres with pools.

Publicly-owned leisure centres with pools to receive £63m


Local leisure centres with swimming pools are set to receive a multi-million-pound boost tomorrow to help them with rising energy bills and maintenance costs.

Government must grasp opportunity of a climate positive UK


Mike Thornton of the Energy Saving Trust urges the Government to convert its words about net zero into action ahead of the spring budget.

Third of parents worried about losing their home, charity warns


A third of parents are worried about losing their home because of the cost-of-living crisis, according to campaigners.

Delivering net zero targets requires rethink of localities' role


Delivering the UK’s 2030 target to cut carbon emissions requires a rethink of the role localities must play, according to the Green New Deal APPG.

Shetland council launches campaign to attract fishing boats


Shetland Islands Council and Lerwick Port Authority have joined forces to encourage fishing boats to land in their harbours.

Closing doors: saving energy and money in the public sector


Amy Entwistle, partner in Morton Fraser’s Public Sector Team, looks at how councils can save energy and money on the journey to net zero.

Local net zero push held back by Government, review finds


Local authorities’ efforts to achieve net zero are being held back, according to a Government-commissioned review.

Councils, energy companies and landlords join forces to demand action on insulation


Councils have joined power companies and social landlords to push for the immediate start of a plan for mass insulation of Britain’s homes.

Decarbonising the UK's housing stock – a practical example


Kensa's vision of networked heat pumps offers a solution to the challenge of decarbonising the UK's housing stock.

Council chiefs ‘concerned’ by energy prices despite discount


Local authority leaders ‘deeply concerned’ about high energy prices despite the Government’s announcement of a new Energy Bills Discount Scheme.

Council chiefs issue cost-of-living crisis fire warning


Local authority leaders yesterday reminded residents to be careful when using candles for lighting or heating this Christmas.

Solar farms assets sale look set to benefit debt-hit council


A debt-ridden council is likely to recover a significant part of the hundreds of millions of pounds it provided to an insolvent solar farms business.

Three communities receive £30m to deliver low carbon heat


Three communities are set to benefit from £30m of funding to deliver low carbon heat, the Government has announced.

Iconic London landmarks to be powered by solar farm


London landmarks including Tower Bridge and Hampstead Heath are set to be powered by renewable electricity from a new solar farm in Dorset.

Inefficient council buildings adding to high energy bills


Over two fifths of councils have warned they will be unable to pay their energy bills unless their buildings are made more energy efficient, polling reveals.

End of energy support will be ‘devasting’, charities warn


Homelessness organisations have warned that many homelessness services may be forced to ‘close their doors all together’ unless energy support is extended.

Bradford Council faces £58m extra costs


A combination of inflation and rises in the national living wage means that Bradford Council is facing an extra £58m of costs next year.

Cost-of-living anxiety reaches new heights in London


Anxiety about the cost of living has reached new heights in the capital as Christmas approaches, new polling reveals.

Think tank calls for radical action to fix ‘leaky walls’


The Government must help poorer home owners fix their ‘leaky walls’ if it is to be successful in insulating the country’s housing stock, think tank says.

Check on the vulnerable this winter, council chiefs say


Directors of public health and local authority leaders have urged people to check on the most vulnerable as temperatures across the country drop.

Cumbria coalmine decision branded ‘dereliction of duty’


The Government’s decision to grant planning permission for a new coalmine in Cumbria is a ‘shocking dereliction of duty’, planners say.

Onshore wind restrictions to be relaxed


The Government has proposed to ease planning restrictions on onshore wind farms.

Schools to receive share of £500m energy efficiency fund


Schools and colleges across England are set to receive a share of £500m to spend on energy efficiency upgrades, the Government has announced.

Domus Ventilation’s Solis Air Brick wins London Construction Awards


Domus Ventilation is thrilled to announce its Solis Air Brick™ has won the Product Innovation of the Year award at the London Construction Awards.

Charity criticises £1bn energy efficiency scheme


The Government’s new £1bn scheme to help hundreds of thousands of homes receive new insulation falls short, climate change charity says.

Council secures £110,000 to explore mine water heat uses


Durham County Council has secured £110,000 in order to explore the possibility of using mine water heat to grow food and support local businesses.

Autumn Statement: Northern Powerhouse Rail to be 'core' only


The chancellor Jeremy Hunt has confirmed hopes for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) to be completed in full have been dashed.

Report sets out 'oven-ready' plan to help reduce energy bills by £1,500 per year


Campaigners have set out proposals to redesign an existing government scheme to reduce the energy bills for some of the most vulnerable households in the country.

Retrofit challenge: £700m to help councils tackle fuel poverty


David Kemp provides more details on a new funding scheme to help local local authorities provide energy efficiency upgrades and clean heating systems to low-income households living in off-gas grid homes.

Leisure centres in 40% of council areas at risk of closure


Leisure centres and pools across a large number of the UK’s council areas are in danger of being closed down due to the high cost of energy, research reveals.

The blueprint for the decarbonisation of heating the UK’s homes


Kensa Utilities is demonstrating the blueprint for mass decarbonisation of British homes by installing renewable heating in hundreds of Cornish houses through Heat the Streets, a business-led high density heat pump project.

Energy-from-waste facility to pay councils £4.75m ‘windfall’


Seven London councils are on course to receive budgetary boosts totalling £4.75m in November thanks to a publicly owned energy-from-waste facility.

Benefits set to be 6% below pre-pandemic levels


Benefits next year are on course to be 6% below their pre-pandemic levels, financial experts predict.

Council calls for ‘clarity’ on fracking decisions


Lancashire County Council has called on the Government to give local authorities the right to decide on whether fracking is allowed in their area.

Warrington council becomes first to produce all its own electricity


Warrington Borough Council has become the first local authority in the UK to produce all of its own electricity with the completion of a new hybrid solar farm.

Yorkshire council votes to oppose fracking


East Riding of Yorkshire Council voted in support of a Liberal Democrat motion to oppose fracking in its area.

Northern Irish council projects £1.5m additional energy costs


Derry City and Strabane District Council is projecting £1.5m in additional energy costs this year, the local authority has warned.

Council temporarily closes county hall over spiraling energy costs


Wakefield Council will temporarily close its county hall building in a bid to save on rising energy costs.

Council welcomes UK’s first fusion energy plant


Nottinghamshire County Council has welcomed the Government’s announcement that Nottinghamshire will be the site of the UK’s first fusion energy plant.

Charities warn of ‘public health emergency’


A quarter of parents have cut back on the quantity of food they buy in order to afford essentials such as energy bills, survey reveals.

Up to £1.5bn available for energy efficiency


Funding of up to £1.5bn will see around 130,000 social housing and low-income properties in England upgraded with energy efficiency measures.

Wolverhampton opens 30 venues as ‘warm spaces’


Wolverhampton Council has announced that it is launching a range of warm spaces to help residents struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.

Heat pump roll-out gets £15m boost


The Government today announced a £15m funding boost to aid the roll-out of low carbon heating measures.

Leaky homes cost taxpayer nearly £13bn


Poorly insulated homes will leak £12.7bn of energy over two years, with a third of that cost being incurred by the Government, council leaders warn.

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