Implement “proper” climate change plans or risk facing legal challenge, environmental lawyers have warned 100 councils across England.
Bristol City Council has hit its climate targets two years early, with solar playing a crucial role.
Almost £2 million in new European funding is to support the development of a “new wave” of energy projects in the South West.
Renewable energy consultancy Dulas is aiming to cater for the growing number of public entities looking at solar by launching a new survey service.
National policy decisions have created “confusion and uncertainty” over what powers exist at a local level to boost the sustainability of new build housing according to a trio of council leaders, backed by the UK Green Building Council.
Viridian Solar’s Stuart Elmes reflects on the recent STA ‘Leading Lights’ report and narrows in on the example Milton Keynes is setting for others to follow.
Leicestershire County Council is taking forward plans to finance and construct its own 10MW solar farm, which it hopes will generate £720,000 per year once completed while mitigating the council’s emissions by over 100%.
On the back of the trade body’s new report on local authority solar, the Solar Trade Association’s Leonie Greene uncovers the extent of the opportunity with local authorities, details some best practice and looks at precisely how solar companies can thrive in this sector.
Ongoing frustration with national solar policy has allowed local authorities and regional government to take the lead in UK solar deployment, the Solar Trade Association has said in a new report.
Glasgow City Council has installed 350kW of solar PV across seven schools as part of its Carbon Management Plan.
There are “abundant” opportunities for solar and other renewables to bolster public coffers amidst funding cuts, a new report from Baroness Jenny Jones has claimed.
In his latest blog for Solar Power Portal, independent consultant and local authority expert Stephen Cirell discusses the recent announcement by Portsmouth City Council to roll out solar over the next four years using a series of PPA funded deals, and calls on other local authorities to follow suit.