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

Encouraging better community energy action

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

We need a Marshall Plan to meet our Net Zero ambitions

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

Local authorities continue to shine a light for solar

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

How digital technologies are maximising heat network performance

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

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


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