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2020

National launch for AceOn’s Renewergy Virtual Power Plant
National launch for AceOn’s Renewergy Virtual Power Plant

A ground-breaking new green energy system – which can generate extra revenue for local authorities and help them meet their climate change targets – has been launched by the pioneering AceOn group.

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Right tree, right place: Meeting climate change targets sustainably
Right tree, right place: Meeting climate change targets sustainably

With the demand for tree planting growing as a result of climate change, John Tucker, Director of Woodland Outreach at The Woodland Trust, outlines the key steps local authorities ought to take if they are to deliver successful planting project.

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The winds of change
The winds of change

Ambitious plans are being advanced by Shetland Islands Council for the transition to clean sources of alternative fuel production.  Douglas Irvine, Executive Manager, Economic Development, discusses the far-reaching plans for renewable energy in Shetland. 

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Developing an effective litter strategy
Developing an effective litter strategy

Susan Parkinson and Mark Cleaver of Monmouthshire Council discuss the reasons behind the Council’s anti-litter campaign, and process of developing it. 

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The ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles: A Boyd Brothers view
The ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles: A Boyd Brothers view

Stephen Boyd, Commercial Director at Boyd Brothers, APSE’s EV Infrastructure Installation partner shares his thoughts on today’s announcement bringing forward the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles across the UK to 2030.

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Congratulations Owen Lloyd - Highways Apprentice of the Year 2020!
Congratulations Owen Lloyd - Highways Apprentice of the Year 2020!

The APSE Highways and Street Lighting Apprentice of the Year Award 2020, kindly sponsored by WJ Group, is a celebration of the achievements of apprentices across the industry.

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National School Meals Week 9 - 13 November 2020
National School Meals Week 9 - 13 November 2020

LACA (The school food people) who have been running NSMW for almost 30 years, are supporting school caterers across England and Wales to help encourage pupils to enjoy hot school meals to fuel healthy minds and to support local British Food.

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Welcoming Boyd Brothers - New APSE Energy Approved Partners!
Welcoming Boyd Brothers - New APSE Energy Approved Partners!

Having built over 80% of Scotland’s Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure, Boyd Brothers are one of the UK’s leading EV infrastructure specialists. As the newest member of APSE Energy’s Approved Partner scheme, we spoke to Boyd Brothers about their sector-leading products.

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Biodiversity and Allotments: Gardening in harmony with Nature
Biodiversity and Allotments: Gardening in harmony with Nature

Gardening and growing our own food, has increased in popularity as the restrictions of lockdown have taken their toll. Sandy Paterson, Natural Environment Officer at Glasgow City Council, explains how his team have helped raise awareness of how allotments can support wildlife in the City.

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Spronging into action to deliver net zero
Spronging into action to deliver net zero

The Energiesprong pilot in Nottingham was the first in the country. Katie Greenhalgh, Energy Projects Manager at Nottingham City Council, takes us through the pilot’s impressive results. 

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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

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