Solar farm for Kent County Council to reduce emissions

A new 94 acre solar farm in North Somerset has been acquired by Kent County Council and LASER Energy, reducing carbon emissions.

Only a quarter of councils have EV transition plan

Only a quarter of local authorities in the UK have published Electric Vehicle transition strategies, according to new research.

Green Party co-leaders Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay

The Green Party is promising to help tackle the cost of living crisis at the launch of its local election campaign.

Welsh schools and public buildings to get solar panels

A number of public buildings are to have solar rooftop panels installed as part of Welsh Government support to expand community owned renewable energy.

Local planning authority projects to digitise planning process

Esri UK has announced the local planning authorities who will pilot geospatial technology to help modernise the planning process.

Calls for councils to incentivise move from private cars

Councils have been urged to introduce incentives for people who give up private vehicles to help increase the use of shared transport.

Bristol outlines energy-saving LED street lighting proposals

Bristol City Council is considering ramping up its programme to replace 29,000 old street lights with the latest LED lanterns.

Four city regions sign net zero co-operation agreement

Belfast, Dublin, the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester have formed a partnership to develop practical approaches to accelerate net-zero commitments.

UK’s largest hydrogen bus fleet to launch in Midlands

A fleet of 124 new environmentally friendly hydrogen fuelled buses will be taking to the streets of the West Midlands.

Adapting to coastal erosion trial for two communities

The £36 million Coastal Transition Accelerator Programme will be used to help deliver innovative adaptation projects in North Norfolk and East Riding of Yorkshire.

Consultations launched to help councils tackle air pollution

The government has launched two consultations on proposals to make it easier for local authorities to tackle poor air quality in their areas.

New funding to deliver zero emission bus pledge

Millions of people will be able to make greener journeys as almost 1,000 green buses are rolled out with the backing of nearly £200 million in funding.

Geospatial project to support EV chargepoint rollout

A new Geospatial Commission project will explore what electric vehicle chargepoint infrastructure data is needed by local authorities.

Government failing to map route to net zero

The vast majority of local councils do not have strategies in local plans to make sure they reach net zero carbon, says CPRE.

Number of substandard road bridges continues to rise

The number of substandard road bridges managed by councils has risen for the second year running, with a shortage of staff to carry out inspections.

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