Olivia Smalley, head of policy and communications at the Heat Pump Association, reflects on the pivotal role that local government and officials will play in the transition to low-carbon heating such as heat pumps.

The COVID-19 pandemic served as a catalyst for transformative changes across near all industries and sectors, and local authorities were no exception. With stripped budgets, reduced workforce and generally navigating the pandemic, councils had to adapt to new, hybrid ways of working and fast.

Meeting carbon targets through retrofitting

Retrofitting insulation works for a whole host of reasons from saving money to carbon reduction. The Insulation Manufacturers' Association explores

Communities can deliver clean energy and millions of jobs

Polly Billington explores local clean energy partnerships and the benefits of generating energy near to where it is used as we progress towards Net Zero

How the sustainable domino effect can help government

Andrew Smith, Pillar Lead Research - Environment and Sustainability at CCS, reveals some of the ways government can achieve sustainability

The importance of communication in solving coffee cup waste

Phil Wild shares his view on why focusing on infrastructure and consumer communication is the way forward for local councils

Stepping up to improve air quality

There are a number of encouraging examples of public sector organisations tackling air pollution in their areas. Dominic Phinn shares some examples

Showcasing sustainability at Ecobuild

Ecobuild will return on 7-9 March with a renewed focus on enabling sustainable construction for 2017 and beyond

Striving for sustainability in Scotland’s capital

Councillor Lesley Hinds, of City of Edinburgh Council, discusses current energy saving measures in place in Edinburgh

Technology to improve home energy efficiency

The National House-Building Council's Neil Smith discusses energy efficiency and the technology available to improve home efficiency

Water Management

Alastair Moselely of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management discusses water management systems and their importance in creating more sustainable environments

The BRE Trust is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the launch of a new three year thematic research programme called Future Cities.

Islington Council has embarked upon a successful drive to become more environmentally friendly

Katrina Pierce of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, discusses ways to transform business, and the environmental opportunities and competitive advantage available

A report published by the Environment Agency finds that using energy crops or waste materials as fuel for generating electricity and heat could play an important role in meeting the UK's renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, but only if good practice is followed.

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Registration is now open for the award-winning Road Transport Expo 2024 (RTX) – the tradeshow with a dedicated “all about the truck” focus.