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North East Lincolnshire Council: Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire, supporting businesses and SME’s in their carbon saving journey in challenging times

Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire is a £8.5 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Salix part funded project, providing ‘one stop shop’ free advice and grants for small/medium businesses (SMEs) and public buildings to boost renewable energy use and lower carbon emissions.

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council: ‘Virtual Bradford’ – an open digital twin for the City of Bradford

Digital twins are an excellent tool that can be used to create what-if scenarios and enable data-driven decision making, which will be explored by the Council and others.

Cheshire West and Chester Council: Enhancing health, tackling climate change

Cheshire’s Natural Health Service uses the best of the county’s green space assets to help tackle recognised local health inequalities. This initiative builds on the growing body of evidence that activities in the natural environment can have a significant impact on keeping people healthy.

Nottingham City Council: Carbon Neutral Agenda

Nottingham City Council has set an ambitious target to become the first carbon neutral city in the UK by 2028. In keeping with Nottingham’s proud tradition of climate leadership, the carbon neutral charter sets out a vision for sustainable carbon neutrality on behalf of the Council and the city’s Green Partnership.

Derbyshire County Council: Green Entrepreneurs Fund

As part of the Government’s drive for a green industrial revolution and the Council’s COVID Economic Strategy and climate change commitments, Derbyshire County Council has launched a Green Entrepreneurs Fund – a £2 million grant fund to help local businesses develop and invest in green energy and carbon reduction, and provide a boost to the local economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic

Leicester City Council: Carbon Awareness in Leicester City Schools

In order to raise awareness through the community of Leicester, the city council intend to use the Carbon Literacy Project as a way of accrediting university students and school staff to become carbon literate trainers who will deliver training to school students within the city.

Northumberland County Council: Accelerating the delivery of renewable energy

Against a challenging backdrop, financially and politically, Northumberland County Council has implemented renewables into its estate for the last decade. With knowledge and expertise built up over time, the council has been able to develop a robust response to the climate emergency declaration of 2019 and create a pipeline of projects to accelerate delivery in line with their emergency targets.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council: Town Centre Low Carbon Energy Network

Solihull Council has embarked on a scheme to deliver an alternative source of affordable low carbon energy to the town centre. The network will distribute low carbon heat and power from a single energy centre directly into town centre buildings. The energy centre at the heart of this network will provide a range of renewable and low carbon energy solutions including air source heat pumps and gas combined heat and power.

Langport Town Council: Levels Climate Forum

Langport Town Council, in partnership with neighbouring Huish Episcopi Parish Council, set up an online climate forum in the autumn of 2020, to engage and swap climate adaptation ideas with more than 20 other parish councils that share the fragile ecology of the Somerset Levels.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich: Carbon Neutral Plan

To meet it’s target to be carbon neutral by 2030, the Council have developed a Carbon Neutral Plan.