Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Funding for EV chargepoints to double to £10m next year

21.01.20: The Department for Transport has today (Jan 21) announced that funding for on-street chargepoints will be doubled to help boost the electric vehicle revolution. The Transport Secretary and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles are doubling f...

Multi-million pound energy scheme given green light

20.01.20: South Tyneside Council has today (Jan 20) announced the go-ahead for cutting-edge renewable energy plans set to save more than half a million pounds a year. The proposed scheme would also slash carbon emissions, with an estimated 1,475 tonn...

Manchester City Council to do major review of local development plan

16.01.20: Key guidelines for development in Manchester over the next 15-20 years is to be reviewed, as new Local Plan is undertaken by City Council. The new Local Plan will replace the city’s current Core Strategy and provide a set of principle...

Ep 3. Industrial decarbonisation and hydrogen energy, Prof Joe Howe

16.01.20: Professor Joe Howe, chair of the North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) and executive director of the Thornton Energy Institute joins us in the studio for our third PSE podcast, bringing with him unbridled enthusiasm and solutions for saving the wo...

Climate Change is a global issue, but the solutions will be local and regional

15.01.20: Source PSE Dec 19/ Jan 20  Tracy Harrison, Chief Executive, Northern Housing Consortium "Climate Change is a global issue, but the innovation and solutions will be local and regional" The North has always had the abilit...

Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy: How Bristol City Council is tackling climate change

15.01.20: Source PSE: Dec 19/Jan 20 Cllr Kye Dudd Bristol has always been a city with sustainability at its heart. In November 2018, we were the first UK city to declare a climate emergency and, since then, we’ve begun to build environment...

Leeds City Council approves plans to cut carbon emissions by 2025

13.01.20: Leeds City Council have taken the next steps to address the local authority’s climate emergency declaration from March, as senior councillors approved plans to cut the council’s carbon footprint by more than half by 2025. T...

Sustainability: is it time to view economic development through a different lens?

13.01.20: Source PSE: Dec 19/Jan 2020   Mark Lynam is a Board Member of the Institute of Economic Development, and Director of Transport, Housing and Infrastructure in Sheffield City Region’s Executive Team. We need a new paradi...

West Midlands Combined Authority releases climate change report

13.01.20: The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has released its report on tackling climate change across the West Midlands. Released on January 10, 2020, the #WM2041 report is aimed at kickstarting the conversation around tackling climate...

£71m government funding to enable Teesside transformation

10.01.20: Today (Jan 10) will see an announcement from Government, outlining a £71m investment to fund ambitious plans for former Steelworks to transform into a world-leading business zone. Plans will see the former SSI Steelworks in Redcar con...

Edwina Hannaford: Creating a carbon neutral cornwall

09.01.20: Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Climate Change and Neighbourhoods, Cornwall Council As one of the country’s first local authorities to have produced a detailed action plan in response to the climate emergency...

Leicester City Council to pilot major air pollution study

20.12.19: Leicester City Council has announced (Dec 19) a major new project on local air pollution, studying locally-based fine particulate pollution (PM2.5).  It comes after the city council was awarded £250,000 from the Government, to be...

Welsh Government to invest £74m into greener transport

19.12.19: The Welsh Government has today (Dec 19) announced that it will be investing a total of £74m into funding more resilient, cleaner and greener transport. Low emission vehicles and a more resilient public transport system will be the foc...

Warrington Borough Council first in the UK to produce its own electricity

19.12.19: In a first for the UK, Warrington Borough Council is set to produce all of its own electricity after buying the first of two solar farms. The deal is expected to provide enough energy to power a town, as well as generating a surplus of more...

Gloucestershire council to reduce carbon emissions by 89%

17.12.19: Gloucestershire County Council has announced a series of commitments ahead of its next Cabinet meeting (Dec 20) in a bid to tackle climate change. The Cabinet will be asked to agree a switch to all-renewable electricity, bringing their tota...

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More than £1.1bn in funding for the policing system

22/01/2020More than £1.1bn in funding for the policing system

The government has today (Jan 22) announced the largest influx of funding for the police system in a decade. The amount of funding presented... more >
Longer prison time for serious violent and sexual offenders

22/01/2020Longer prison time for serious violent and sexual offenders

Today (Jan 22) legislation was brought before Parliament to end the automatic half-way release for offenders sentenced for crimes such as rape, m... more >
Leicester City Council plans multi-million-pound redevelopment

22/01/2020Leicester City Council plans multi-million-pound redevelopment

Leicester City Council has unveiled plans for the innovative redevelopment of a former factory building on King Street, at a suspected cost in th... more >

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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this... read more >

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Prevention: Investing for the future

Prevention: Investing for the future

Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource – this has been th... more > more last word articles >
Leicester City Council plans multi-million-pound redevelopment

22/01/2020Leicester City Council plans multi-million-pound redevelopment

Leicester City Council has unveiled plans for the innovative redevelopment of a former factory building on King Street, at a suspected cost in the region of £9m. The proposed space, Pi... more >
GCHQ backs 11 Greater Manchester tech start-ups

21/01/2020GCHQ backs 11 Greater Manchester tech start-ups

Intelligence and cyber security organisation, GCHQ, has announced (Jan 17) that it has selected 11 Greater Manchester start-up companies to support and mentor. The government communication b... more >

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Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

14/11/2019Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

Public Sector Executive’s Matt Roberts explains how living in a modern, interconnected world, as we do, means public sector organisations cannot afford to ignore the role of data. Data is all around us in the modern age. Unseen, the digital environment plays a role in near on every aspect of our lives. It influences, manages and mit... more >
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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Being on the receiving end of some “thanks” can make communit... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues that community-led initiatives are a productive way of helping to solve... more >
Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

19/06/2019Aberdeen's green transport fleet attracting international attention

Aberdeen City Council’s hydrogen spokesperson, councillor Philip Bell, highlights the Granite City’s determination to play a leading ... more >
A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

13/06/2019A fifth of public sector workers have never received a thank you from the people they serve

A fifth of the country’s public sector workers say they have NEVER received a ‘thank you’ for doing their job as Public Service... more >

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Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need to invest in technology to help make better use of their resources. Bu... more >
Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

17/12/2018Digital innovation in the public sector: The future is now

One of the public sector’s key technology partners has recently welcomed a new member to its team. Matt Spencer, O2’s head of public ... more >
New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

05/11/2018New Dorset Councils CEO on the creation of a new unitary: ‘This is going to be the right decision for Dorset’

The new chief executive of one of the new unitary authorities in Dorset has outlined his approach to culture and work with employees, arguing tha... more >
Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

15/10/2018Keeping the momentum of the Northern Powerhouse

On 6 September, the biggest decision-makers of the north joined forces to celebrate and debate how to drive innovation and improvement through th... more >

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