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South Wales low carbon heat projects given £8m funding boost

14.08.20: Hundreds of homes and buildings, such as leisure centres and local council offices, across south Wales will receive low carbon energy from new heat work projects following an £8m funding boost announced by the UK Government. The fundi...

TfL gets underway with major Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion

07.08.20: Transport for London (TfL) has progressed with the expansion of the worlds-first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) as new infrastructure installation gets underway (Aug 6). The first new cameras are currently being installed, transforming the...

Bristol City Council launches £12m contract for green energy partnership

05.08.20:  Bristol City Council has relaunched its search for a partner to deliver the UK’s first carbon neutral, smart energy city by 2030, set to deliver up to £1bn of investment. The £12m contract, published Monday (Aug 3)...

Leeds Council unveils major flood alleviation scheme

05.08.20: A key flood alleviation scheme was officially unveiled in east Leeds yesterday (Aug 5) as part of a £4.75m programme to benefit local economy and environment. The scheme, in the Wyke Beck valley, will work to protect homes in the area...

Details of multi billion pound Green Homes Grant Scheme unveiled

04.08.20: Details of the new £2bn Green Homes Grant scheme have been announced today (Aug 4), with Government funding up to two-thirds of home improvement costs for over 600,000 homes. To take part in the scheme, builders, plumbers and other tr...

Homes, jobs and infrastructure to benefit from £1.3bn investment

04.08.20: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed a £1.3bn investment today (Aug 4) into new homes, jobs and vital infrastructure projects. In total, the investment is expected to deliver up to 45,000 homes, create up to 85,000 jobs and...

Ep. 24 A Hydrogen Transport Revolution - Eamonn Ives

30.07.20: This week’s episode of Public Sector Voices, covers a hydrogen transport revolution, with Centre for Policy Studies researcher, Eamonn Ives. Eamonn specialises in the environment, devolution and business and regulatory policy an...

North East Councils plan £2.1bn energy and waste project

24.07.20: Seven North East Councils are working together to plan a 40-year Energy from Waste project worth over £2.1bn. Plans will see five borough authorities – Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton &nd...

UK Research and Innovation awards £3m to projects tackling air pollution

22.07.20: UK Research and Innovation has today (July 22) awarded £3m to six research networks looks to tackle air pollution. The new multidisciplinary networks will investigate solutions to air pollution and drive research and innovation for ai...

Boris Johnson unveils £350m fund for green industrial recovery

22.07.20: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a £350m funding package today (July 22) to support the green economy and tackle climate change. The investment will support the UK’s ambitions to reach net zero by 2050 by funding the d...

Government launches new Hydrogen Advisory Council

21.07.20: The Government launched a new Hydrogen Advisory Council today (July 21) to help to develop hydrogen as a decarbonisation strategy for the UK. Collaboration between Government and Industry will ensure the Council can identify and promote the...

Oxford City Council to trial first all-electric refuse vehicle

21.07.20: Oxford City Council has announced that it will trial its first all-electric refuse collection vehicle today (July 21). Council-owned company, ODS, will trial the all-electric vehicle in Oxford to support zero carbon ambitions and help to re...

Falkirk Council to get £90m boost for sustainable economic recovery

21.07.20: The Scottish and UK Government have pledged £90m into Falkirk’s economy as part of the Falkirk Growth Deal today (July 21). The money will be used to drive and grow inclusive and sustainable economic recovery in the region over...

Welsh Government invests £38m into 'golden opportunity for change'

20.07.20: The Welsh Government has announced today (July 20) a £38m investment package to make Wales a safer place to cycle, scoot and walk. Calling it “A golden opportunity for change”, Deputy Minister Lee Waters has committed to g...

LGA and UKSSD guide councils on Sustainable Development Goals

17.07.20:  The Local Government Association (LGA) and the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) have launched a guide to help local councils engage with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The LGA is calli...

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South Wales low carbon heat projects given £8m funding boost

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Hundreds of homes and buildings, such as leisure centres and local council offices, across south Wales will receive low carbon energy from new he... more >

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Further devolved powers will help drive West Midlands recovery

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West Midlands council leaders and Mayor, Andy Street, are calling on the Government to grant additional devolved powers to the region to aid its local recovery efforts from the coronavirus pandem... more >
South Wales low carbon heat projects given £8m funding boost

14/08/2020South Wales low carbon heat projects given £8m funding boost

Hundreds of homes and buildings, such as leisure centres and local council offices, across south Wales will receive low carbon energy from new heat work projects following an £8m funding bo... 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

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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

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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

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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 >
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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 >
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