Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Zero-emission buses for Dundee and Aberdeen
As part of a €25 million European project, Dundee City Council and Aberdeen City Council will both be adopting hydrogen fuel cell electric buses to their fleets.
Taking part through the Scottish Cities Alliance, which is working to enhance Scottish cities sustainability, a total of 14 European cities are taking part in the scheme, deploying a total of 152 zero-emission buses. Of this, 12 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses are to hit the streets of Dundee.
Alongside future economic benefits, zero emission hydrogen fuel buses also contribute to the achievement of Scotland’s challenging climate change targets, as well as improving local air quality in our cities.
John Alexander, chair of the Scottish Cities Alliance and leader of Dundee City Council, said: “I am delighted that Aberdeen and Dundee have been successful within these ambitious projects. Working with the Scottish Cities Alliance, these buses and hydrogen refuelling infrastructure will further progress the decarbonisation of our cities by providing zero emission buses for our citizens.
“Dundee plans to create a ‘state of the art’ integrated energy park deploying hydrogen fuel cell buses, fleet vehicles and hydrogen and alternative fuels refuelling infrastructure with energy being derived from renewable technologies. This project will be a ‘first of its kind’ in Scotland combining heat, power and transport.”