Nottingham City Council

Nottingham is famous for its link to the legend of Robin Hood and in the last century also obtained worldwide recognition for its lace-making, bicycle and tobacco industries.

Nottingham, one of the major cities in East Midlands is situated 130 miles north of London and has official population of 325,300.

Nottingham City has developed a City 2020 Energy (and Carbon) strategy in 2010 this was adopted by cross party consensus. The strategy covered domestic, commercial, public and industrial infrastructure, energy generation, transport, local low carbon economy, and community initiatives and partnerships. Nottingham has also one of the largest electric bus fleets in Europe and the largest District Heating Network in the UK. The City of Nottingham has a number of famous institutions and venues like the National Ice and Water Sport centres, a famous Trent Bridge Test cricket ground and the city two universities attended by over 60,000 students.

In 2017 Nottingham City Council:

  • Reached a 36% reduction in CO2 emissions from 2005, beyond 2020 targets
  • Won Most Proactive Public Sector Organisation category in the Regen Green Energy Awards
  • Won Regional Council of the Year in Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Awards
  • Won DEFRA grant funding for rolling out innovative fuel cells to improve air quality
  • Were named UK’s Smartest City for Energy by the Huawei UK Smart Cities Index
  • Became the first UK city to pilot Energies prong ultra-low energy homes
  • Undertook the largest commitment of all UK authorities to carbon reduction on the Salix programme

Nottingham at a glance:

  • Population of 325,300
  • One of the major cities in East Midlands
  • City 2020 Energy and carbon strategy (2010)
  • Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for the EU Covenant of majors (2010).



Sam Preston

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