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In the news this week
Cornwall Council to debate £300m plan for tackling housing crisis
Cornwall Council’s Economic Growth and Development Overview and Scrutiny Committee have submitted a Housing Crisis Plan which includes £300m worth of recommendations. Councillors are set to review these plans and explore options with a range of partners and developers.
Basildon recycling trial deemed a success
During a six-week trial, 320 residents in Noak Bridge stopped using their wheelie bins and instead took to separating their plastic and cans into crates and papers into reusable sacks. The trial was exploring how Basildon could bring their recycling in line with the Government’s Waste Strategy and Environment Bill, which requires councils to focus on quality recyclables over quantity.
Could you help councils adopt more environmentally friendly recycling or waste management practices? Find out by viewing our environment related tender search categories.
Electric car charging ports to be installed in East Sussex
EV charging points are set to be installed across Wealden as part of a proactive bid to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Council given stark warning over climate emergency
Despite making plans to tackle climate change, Knowsley has hit several hurdles in being able to make these a reality. Stalled plans include retrofitting their depot for electric and hydrogen vehicles and integrating carbon emission reduction into their procurement policies. It is clear councils are being scrutinised for their environmental considerations, and any businesses looking to work with them should highlight how they can help achieve these goals. If you are unsure of how to do this, you may consider some Social Value Training.
PM to announce electric vehicle revolution
◆ New homes and buildings, as well as those undergoing major renovation, will be required to install EV points from next year.
◆ Up to 145,000 extra charge points will be installed across England each year in the run up to 2030.
◆ Introduction of simpler ways to pay whilst travelling, such as contactless payments, at all new fast and rapid charge points.
New guide to cut emissions of Britain’s biggest property estate
The Net Zero Estate Playbook will ensure consistent approaches, such as using solar panels, LED lighting, and greener building materials, are applied across public buildings as they help decarbonise Britain’s largest property portfolio. What could you learn from this playbook to make your next bid stand out?
UK government announces biggest investment into Britain’s tidal power
The UK government will invest £20 million per year in Tidal Stream electricity as part of its flagship renewable energy auction scheme, kickstarting a brand-new chapter for the tidal industry and creating jobs across the UK.
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