Charging an EV should be convenient and inexpensive

A clear policy framework is essential to ensure that industry can deliver the vehicles and charging infrastructure required to deliver the government’s ambition.

Birmingham showcases first hydrogen bus

Birmingham City Council has unveiled the first of its 20 new hydrogen buses, which are set to be in operation later this year.

Multi-million pound boost for nature recovery

90 projects are being awarded grants to accelerate action to support 2,500 jobs, plant almost a million trees and boost nature recovery.

MPs question whether councils are equipped to reach net zero

The Environmental Audit Committee is calling for written evidence submissions on a recently published report on local government and net zero.

Government launches nationwide search for climate leaders

The government has announced the first 'One Step Greener' Climate Ambassadors and launched a nationwide search for climate leaders.

Further action needed on EV charging to meet Net Zero

The CMA has set out measures to ensure a national network of EV chargepoints is in place ahead of the 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.

Increased funding to tackle fuel poverty in Scotland

A programme to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency in Scotland will receive an extra £9 million of funding this year.

Waste crime costs England nearly a billion pounds a year

A new report has found that the total annual cost of waste-related crime in England has risen by 53 per cent in just three years.

Oxford City Council to develop EV strategy for Oxford

Oxford City Council’s cabinet will be asked to approve the commissioning of an electric vehicle strategy for the city.

Clean Air Zone in Newcastle possible for next summer

A planned Clean Air Zone to cut harmful traffic emissions and improve air quality in Newcastle could be put in place next summer.

New Community Forest created in the North East

The creation of a new Community Forest to bring people closer to nature in the North East has been announced.

Additional £5 million for scrappage scheme in London

Sadiq Khan has announced an additional £5 million for the scrappage scheme that is accelerating the move to cleaner vehicles across London.

£50 million investment in grassroots football pitches

The Prime Minister has announced an additional £50 million in grassroots football pitches, prioritised for left-behind communities.

More clarity needed for councils to help meet net zero

The National Audit Office has stated that the government has not provided local authorities with clarity about their roles in achieving net zero by 2050.

Ambitious air quality strategy for Leeds

Leeds City Council’s proposed new air quality strategy is aiming to tackle emissions from homes, industry and agriculture as well as transport.

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Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.