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

Leading Lights outshine the gloom (c) ViridianSolar

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

Encouraging local authority solar use

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

The role of energy recovery in UK waste management after Brexit

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

Smarter energy for a more efficient authority

September’s GB Top 10 investigates how local authorities across the UK are improving their energy efficiency

Solar: profit for your purpose [Brandon Court]

Leonie Greene explores the benefits of local government and the solar industry working together to accelerate progress towards smarter, solar energy

Pioneering the use of local energy

Dan Nicholls outlines the vision for Cornwall’s Energy Future, and details the work already underway to achieve a greener future in the region

Helping the public sector tackle resource efficiency

It is necessary for the industry to come together to safeguard and ensure the future of energy resource efficiency, says Nicola Meadows, event director of The Energy Event.

Renewables: a central part of the UK’s future?

With renewable energy facing a tumultuous year, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) looks at how the sector can adapt to become a practical solution to a more decentralised grid.

Plummeting oil and gas prices are not a reason to abandon energy efficiency, says Tim Rook, technical director of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).

The route to subsidy‑free renewable energy

The Renewable Energy Association analyses the role of energy storage and national grid solutions in light of a new KPMG report on solar and energy storage government policy.

A new KPMG report discusses the significant place that solar and energy storage holds in government policy. In light of this, The Renewable Energy Association analyses the role of energy storage and national grid solutions as a breakthrough in the energy sector

Since it was first launched in 1990, BREEAM, the environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, is now certified in over 425,000 structures with over two million registered for assessment. A new build primary school comissioned by Durham County Council is a shining example of how the method can engender an ethos of sustainability

Government Business examines a government policy that makes it clear that those on the lowest incomes should not be left to live in the coldest, least efficient homes

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