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An exemplar of low carbon residential development and mixed use placemaking

ENGIE is redeveloping the former 1GW coal fired power station at Rugeley, Staffordshire, as an exemplar of low carbon residential development and mixed use placemaking.

Barnsley sets off biomass boilers

In 2004, Barnsley Metropolitan Council made a commitment to consider biomass heating systems for all new and refurbished buildings.

Birmingham – climate change and vulnerable communities

Birmingham's Climate Change Adaptation Partnership is putting health inequalities at the heart of its strategy. It's offering a range of tools and approaches to identify which communities will need most help to adapt to the effects of climate change.

Cambridgeshire County Council Policy Collaboration with Cambridge University Researchers

Cambridgeshire County Council runs the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSPE) Policy Challenges programme, which unites researchers, councillors and officers in a collaborative, research-led approach to policy-making.

Developing a community forum to help tackle climate change and increase biodiversity

South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils share their experience of developing a community forum.

E-scooter trial in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Council was the first area in the UK to allow a trial to enable the use of private rented E-scooters on its Highway, following changes in legislation.

Emissions-based parking permits

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council is moving from a resident parking permit structure with seven price bands to one which is more directly related to the CO2 emissions of the vehicle.

Good practice library for compare renewables

Biomass Barnsley sets off biomass boilers Suffolk's Wood Fuel Programme Worcestershire uses new biomass boiler for their primary school

Green Economic Recovery in Lewes District Council

Lewes District Council adopted a new corporate plan in February 2020, following the declaration of a climate emergency in July 2019, under a new Green/Lib Dem led ‘co-operative alliance’.

Hull uses heat pumps as part of their eco-efficiency plan

How do you fund renewable energy technologies if they significantly increase the overall costs of a project?