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Local authorities are spending over £863m with the Big Six energy companies every year, according to new research.
Updating wind farms would bring millions into local communities and put the UK on track to meet its climate change targets, climate scientists say.
Belfast City Council has passed a motion calling on Whitehall to open a full public inquiry into the ‘shambolic’ renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme.
Forest Heath District Council has purchased the largest local authority-owned solar farm in the UK, which will generate income of up to £700,000 per year.
Council-issued solar bonds, designed to partially fund a solar farm in Swindon, have sold out a month earlier than expected.
More than 90% of waste that would have gone into landfill sites will be recycled in a deal between five Scottish councils and a private sector company which will also generate energy.
Local government pension funds in Greater Manchester and London have made a joint £60m investment in renewable energy projects.
Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF) has acquired a significant minority equity stake in EDF Energies Nouvelles’ Portuguese wind assets.
Council energy policies focusing on renewable energy and greater efficiency could deliver big savings, according to a new think tank report.
Britain’s first ‘energy positive’ house has opened in Wales, deploying a unique combination of efficient design, power storage and insulation.