Oxford City Council has had its first batch of electric vehicles (EVs) issued as both the council and the city gear up to deliver an “energy superhub” as part of a net-zero emissions trajectory. Oxford Direct Services (ODS), which is owned by the city council, has added six EVs to its fleet, with an additional 27 low-emission vehicles set to be delivered and integrated over the next four months. ODS is aiming to electrify 25% of its 330-strong fleet by 2023 and future EVs will include passenger vehicles, street sweepers, vans and an excavator. The vehicles will be funded by a £41m ESO project that has been backed by £10m in Government funding from the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Challenge. The EV project is being spearheaded by Oxford City Council, with Pivot Power assisting on charging infrastructure across the city. Other corporate involvement includes Habitat Energy, Invinity Energy Systems (previously redT energy), Kensa Contracting and the University of Oxford.
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Edinburgh City Council and Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) are progressing plans to establish an Edinburgh Climate Commission that will spearhead the city’s medium and longer term response to the climate crisis with a major conference and youth summit in development for early 2020. Earlier this year, Edinburgh joined cities and nations all over the globe in announcing decisive action to tackle the climate emergency, setting the Capital the ambitious target of becoming a carbon neutral city by 2030.
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Cambridgeshire County Council has unveiled plans for a “pioneering” solar farm, adding to the two other projects announced this month. The council is seeking permission for a 2.7MW solar farm and battery energy storage system in Stanground near Peterborough. The farm would be located on an old landfill site that was formally closed in 1992 on land owned by the council, making it the first of its kind in the East of England.
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