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In the news this week
Warmer, greener and cheaper homes as government opens a triple win upgrade for social housing
Local authorities and housing associations across England will have the chance to secure a share in a significant £160 million cash injection through the government’s Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, set to enhance the country’s energy efficiency of socially rented homes.
Portsbridge roundabout in Portsmouth to be overhauled in multimillion project
A busy Portsmouth roundabout is set to be overhauled as part of a multimillion-pound project to improve south east Hampshire’s road network. The work is being funded through the £56 million Transforming Cities Fund grant awarded last year to improve transport networks for pedestrians, cyclists and buses.
UK government to trial hydrogen-powered buses and delivery vehicles
The government is investing £2.5 million in hydrogen-powered buses, delivery vehicles and even police cars, the Department for Transport has confirmed.
All schools to receive carbon dioxide monitors
CO2 monitors will be provided to all state-funded education settings from September, so staff can quickly identify where ventilation needs to be improved. Backed by a £25 million government investment, the new monitors will enable staff to act quickly where ventilation is poor and provide reassurance that existing ventilation measures are working. The government has also launched a trial of air purifiers in 30 schools in Bradford, which is designed to assess the technology in education settings and whether they could reduce the risk of transmission.
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