Buildings are no longer simply consumers of energy, they are essential to grid decarbonisation, says UK Green Building Council senior advisor Tom Wigg.

When it comes to energy, one of the best things you can do for the planet and the public purse is installing solar panels on your property

Public buildings such as libraries, leisure centres and community centres are struggling with their energy costs. However, many of these provide a lifeline for those that are struggling with energy costs at home. How can these places save energy, be more energy efficient and stay open for those that need them?

The energy crisis is squeezing a lot of budgets right now and this of course includes local authorities. One of the highest energy costs for local authorities is the local swimming pool and this may be one of the areas that takes a hit when times are hard. GB takes a deep dive into what pools across the country are doing to stay afloat

It’s time to get our house in order and ramp up the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme says Polly Billington, Chief Executive of UK100

Rachel Coxcoon, director of ClimateGuide, discusses the the role of partnership work in building community-led energy action

Fabio Giunta explores how local authorities can tackle the lack of data and digital skills to move towards a low-carbon future

Polly Billington, director of UK100, looks at the urgent need to scale up local, sustainable energy with Net Zero by 2050 in sight

Jack Dobson-Smith explains why rooftop solar can play a large role in delivering the government's net zero ambitions

Digital tech is raising the efficiency and reliability of heat networks, while improving affordability for customers, writes Richard Slee

Nottingham City Council has set itself an ambitious target to become the first carbon neutral city in the UK by 2028. We catch up with Cllr Sally Longford to find out more

If the public sector learns from its solar successes this year, it could spark a bottom-up solar revolution in 2019, says Leonie Greene

Energy efficiency: where do we stand?

Jim Clark examines the progress made in the last few years in improving the efficiency of buildings in the UK

The public sector can already make most applications of solar work for the communities they serve today, says the Solar Trade Association

Roy Hathaway, Europe Policy Advisor at the Environmental Services Association, considers the prospects for the UK waste-to-energy sector post-Brexit


Event Diary

This year, Total Telecom’s Connected Britain is celebrating its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of networking, innovation, and collaboration. The conference is now the UK’s largest digital economy event, set to welcome over 7,500 delegates from the telecoms industry and beyond to discuss the hottest topics at ExCel London on September 11–12. 

DTX brings together creative minds and technology practitioners with the tools needed to drive change, enhance experiences and improve efficiencies across today’s organisations.

The countdown to the Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS Expo) is on! As the UK’s largest environmental gathering, ESS Expo is set to take place on 11-12 September 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham.