green energy

Helping councils reduce their C02 emissions


The transport innovation company TRAILAR argues that their solar solutions will help local authority fleets reduce their carbon emissions. LAPV reports.

Fleets and OEMs invited to join battery partner network


A pioneering company that gives electric vehicle (EV) batteries a second life is inviting fleet operators and automotive OEMs to join its supplier network.

Council continues HVO drive


Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is putting new purchasing arrangements in place as it buys increasing amounts of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

Nottingham launches vehicle-to-grid demonstrator project


Nottingham City Council has launched a UK-first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) demonstrator project to show how technology can be used to improve energy demands during fleet electrification.

Running on empty?


Rob Bailey, APSE principal advisor for transport, looks at the challenges facing council fleet managers during the current energy crisis.

Warrington council becomes first to produce all its own electricity


Warrington Borough Council has become the first local authority in the UK to produce all of its own electricity with the completion of a new hybrid solar farm.

Exeter’s solar farm ready to power electric fleet


Exeter’s solar farm and battery storage facility will soon be powering the city’s electric fleet of vehicles, the local authority has announced.

Solar system supports council's fleet electrification journey


Bassetlaw District Council is one step closer to being able to transition its fleet to electric vehicles (EV) thanks to the installation of its new charging points.

Waste food oil-powered bin lorries take to the streets in Leicestershire


Waste food oil now powers bin collections and street cleaning in North West Leicestershire, the local council has confirmed.

TotalEnergies and Veolia sign biomethane deal


Energy provider TotalEnergies and Veolia, a leading waste management company, have signed an agreement to produce biomethane from the latter’s waste and water treatment facilities.

Combined authority agrees £2.7m to fund eRCV solar farm


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has agreed to put £2.7m of funding towards a new solar farm that will be used to power electric bin lorries.

Boosting confidence in renewable fuels


Zemo Partnership has launched a new scheme to boost uptake and confidence in renewable fuels. Gloria Esposito, Zemo’s head of sustainability, explains how it works.

Portsmouth CC leases five new electric vans


Portsmouth City Council has leased five new electric vehicles for its clean and green team.

Doncaster’s solar carpark


After declaring a climate emergency in 2019, Doncaster Council is building a 20 space ‘electric only’ carpark as part of its fleet decarbonisation journey. LAPV reports.

£500m public sector procurement system opens to sustainable vehicle suppliers


YPO, one of the UK’s largest public sector buying organisations, has announced that it will launch a new dynamic purchasing system (DPS) to enable the public sector to purchase alternative fuel vehicles on a larger scale than ever before.

Smarter Grid Solutions zero carbon energy management platform goes live in Thames Valley


The first phase of a project being delivered by Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS), the Glasgow-based energy software specialist, and involving technology giants O2 and Siemens, has gone live.

Virtual power plant pioneers appointed APSE approved partner


Pioneering energy storage and battery company AceOn has been appointed an approved partner by APSE Energy – part of the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE).

Council secures permission for hydrogen refuelling compound


Cheshire East Council has secured planning permission to build a £1m green hydrogen refuelling compound.

Call for councils to provide information on projects that will affect ‘future energy pathways’


Northern Powergrid have called on local authorities to provide feedback on their annual outline of ‘potential future energy pathways’.


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