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Sandringham to go solar

17/04/2024

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

21/03/2024

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

Acrospire Unveils 'Solar HonestyTM' Initiative

20/03/2024

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

05/03/2024

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

12/02/2024

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

26/01/2024

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

16/01/2024

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

16/01/2024

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

02/01/2024

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

18/12/2023

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

Tidal barrage could be new Wirral-Liverpool link

30/11/2023

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

15/11/2023

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

Councils sign cross border partnership

13/11/2023

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

£20m boost for leisure centres

06/11/2023

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

18/10/2023

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

16/10/2023

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

13/10/2023

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

05/10/2023

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

02/10/2023

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

25/09/2023

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

18/09/2023

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%

18/09/2023

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

11/09/2023

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’

11/09/2023

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

06/09/2023

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

Welsh and English councils announce new partnership

30/08/2023

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

21/08/2023

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

14/08/2023

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

02/08/2023

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

24/07/2023

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

24/07/2023

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

20/07/2023

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

12/07/2023

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

12/06/2023

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

05/06/2023

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

Delivering on the local net zero promise

05/06/2023

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

01/06/2023

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

23/05/2023

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

22/05/2023

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

19/05/2023

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

18/05/2023

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

27/04/2023

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

25/04/2023

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

19/04/2023

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

18/04/2023

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

17/04/2023

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

12/04/2023

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

11/04/2023

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

04/04/2023

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

Council seeks legal advice after minister green lights solar farm

29/03/2023

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

24/03/2023

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

24/03/2023

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

22/03/2023

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’

21/03/2023

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

16/03/2023

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

15/03/2023

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

14/03/2023

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

13/03/2023

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

08/03/2023

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

02/03/2023

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

01/03/2023

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

01/02/2023

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

13/01/2023

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

12/01/2023

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

11/01/2023

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

10/01/2023

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

23/12/2022

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

22/12/2022

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

20/12/2022

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

19/12/2022

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

16/12/2022

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

16/12/2022

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

15/12/2022

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

13/12/2022

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’

13/12/2022

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

12/12/2022

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’

08/12/2022

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

07/12/2022

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

Schools to receive share of £500m energy efficiency fund

06/12/2022

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

05/12/2022

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

28/11/2022

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

24/11/2022

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

17/11/2022

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

16/11/2022

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

11/11/2022

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

04/11/2022

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

01/11/2022

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’

21/10/2022

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

19/10/2022

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

Council calls for ‘clarity’ on fracking decisions

14/10/2022

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

13/10/2022

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

10/10/2022

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

07/10/2022

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

06/10/2022

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

04/10/2022

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’

30/09/2022

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

29/09/2022

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’

28/09/2022

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

27/09/2022

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

Leaky homes cost taxpayer nearly £13bn

27/09/2022

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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