Tag: climate change

Plan to slash council utility bill revealed

By on 10/11/2014 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

A new utilities management strategy could help the city council save almost a third from its annual £25+million bill, according to a report to Cabinet on November 17. Although progress has been made in tackling gas, electricity and water bills, the strategy proposes more efficiency measures to minimise consumption and the wider use of local […]

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Nick Grayson on Birmingham's biophilic city status

By on 23/06/2014 in News, Video News with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] Click on the link above to hear Nick Grayson, the city council’s climate change and sustainability manager, talk about on what being a biophilic city means for Birmingham. If you cannot access the audio file, go here: https://soundcloud.com/emmab72/nick-grayson-on-birminghams Birmingham’s membership of the Biophilic Cities Network was announced at the Trees, People and Built […]

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Green goods and climate advice on offer at Spring Fair

By on 07/03/2012 in News with 0 Comments

National ‘Climate Week’ is Britain's biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. To celebrate this event Birmingham will be holding a Sustainability Spring Fair event, between 10am-5pm in Victoria Square. Shoppers in Birmingham are being invited to buy 'green' goods and learn more about what they can […]

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Global recognition for city’s green efforts

By on 05/12/2011 in News with 1 Comment

A prestigious international honour has been awarded to Birmingham City Council for its Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) programme. The scheme was today (December 5) named as winner of the Urban Retrofit Award, one of just six Government Leadership Awards presented by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) during the 2011 UN Climate Change Conference in […]

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Carbon reduction targets are met

By on 11/07/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham's commitment to become a greener city has again been confirmed as being on track following the publication of carbon reduction figures for 2010/11. A new report, due before Birmingham City Council's Climate Change and Sustainability Cabinet Committee on July 14, has revealed a cut of 155,059 tonnes of CO2 - exceeding the target of […]

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City weather stations opened by TV star

By on 29/06/2011 in News with 0 Comments

John Hammond, BBC weather presenter and former University of Birmingham student, opened Birmingham's two new weather stations yesterday (June 28). The weather stations are situated at the University of Birmingham and at Paradise Circus in the city centre and will help scientists to discover more about and be able to better predict climate change and […]

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Green Investment Bank – city can benefit

By on 26/05/2011 in Blog with 0 Comments

Sandy Taylor, Birmingham City Council's head of climate change and sustainability, blogs about this week's update from the Government on its plans for a Green Investment Bank… I was looking forward to hearing the Government's latest update on the GIB. From what has been announced over the last 12 months, we know it is intended […]

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Council staff to use electric cars

By on 28/04/2011 in Video News with 0 Comments

  Birmingham's use of ultra-low carbon vehicles is gathering speed after the city council picked up the keys to a pair of electric cars for use by staff. The smart fortwo electric drive cars have been supplied to the council through the Coventry and Birmingham Low Emissions Demonstrators (CABLED) consortium, which is co-ordinating the UK's […]

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Council in the driving seat to cut emissions

By on 15/04/2011 in News with 0 Comments

Date: Monday April 18 Time: 4pm Location: Lifford House on Fordhouse Lane, Stirchley Birmingham's use of ultra-low carbon vehicles is gathering speed with the city council set to pick up the keys to a pair of electric cars for use by staff. The smart fortwo electric drive cars have been supplied to the council through […]

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Green Birmingham welcome at energy event

By on 23/03/2011 in News with 0 Comments

A green Birmingham welcome will be given by the city council's Deputy Leader to more than 200 international delegates at the NEC for a conference on March 30. Cllr Paul Tilsley will open 'Generating the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Society' with a speech in which he is set to outline Birmingham's vision for the future of […]

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