New electric vehicle charging network for Birmingham

Birmingham’s first ESB Energy multi-charging hub for electric vehicle users has been officially opened in the city.

Fully electric bin lorry for Glasgow

Glasgow is driving ahead with its effort to create a zero emissions fleet of vehicles with the council taking delivery of a fully electric bin lorry.

New leaders of Green Party revealed

Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay have won the contest to be co-leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales.

£25 million to tackle poor ventilation in Scottish buildings

Business premises across Scotland will be able to access a £25 million package to improve ventilation and reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.

Free solar energy for over 600 Nottingham homes

Low-income homeowners and private renters in Nottingham can apply to the city council to have solar panels fitted to their properties free of charge.

Consultation launched on tech to transform travel

Measures to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the UK are among a raft of proposals set out by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps

Motorists exceeding the 50mph speed limits on some of the most polluted roads in Wales could receive a letter or fine through their doors.

Portsmouth City Council to launch first carbon budget

Portsmouth City Council will be producing its first ever carbon budget for 2022/23, alongside the existing financial budget.

Solihull leads the drive in driverless technology

Solihull has become one of the first places in the UK to see driverless vehicles take to its roads as part of new ground-breaking passenger trials.

£50m approved for City Deal low carbon programme

The government has approved £58.7 million to help establish the Swansea Bay City Region as a leader in low carbon growth and the green economy.

Green homes revolution could create 138,000 new jobs

A fully funded programme to insulate homes and swap gas boilers for low-carbon heating sources could deliver huge economic and social benefits.

Oxford leisure centres helped to cut carbon

Public leisure centres in Oxford are getting £10.9 million investment to cut carbon, as part of plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

All new London buses will be zero-emission

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that all new buses ordered by Transport for London for the capital will now be zero-emission.

Net Zero plans too focused on cities, says report

The CCN has warned that the government risks undermining its net-zero target by focusing on reducing emissions in cities instead of England’s counties.

Potential £51bn a year boost to rural and coastal economy

A new report from the LGA has argued that the coronavirus pandemic could help to ‘redefine’ rural and coastal communities in England.

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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.

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