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Halogen lightbulb ban, Scotland Council pension fund fossil fuel divestment, and more....

National News In brief (June 2021)

  • Under government climate change plans, sales of halogen lightbulbs are to be banned in the UK from September. The move is predicted to cut 1.26 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year. 

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  • A major project aims to overcome a barrier for renewable energy – variability.

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  • Shell promises to accelerate its net zero strategy after Dutch court ordered oil firm to cut global carbon emissions by 45% by 2030.

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  • Scotland's largest council pension fund will drop investments in fossil fuel firms which fail to meet environmental standards.

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  • Mast Upgrade: UK experiment could sweep aside fusion hurdle.

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 Job Opportunity | Low Carbon Transport Consultant 

Energy Saving Trust (EST) 
Salary: up to £37,000 per annum
Location: Home-based within the Midlands, South East or East England, or London office.
Duration: Permanent
Deadline: 21 June 2021
 
EST is looking for driven, knowledgeable individuals, passionate about decarbonising transport and improving air quality and committed to sharing their experience and enthusiasm with others.

They are looking for two colleagues to specifically support local authorities in the Midlands and across South-East and East England. The Midlands role will be permanently home-based. 

https://bit.ly/3guSHOi

Job Opportunity | COP26 Community Energy Mobiliser

Community Energy England
Salary: £27,000 per annum
Location: Flexible / home-based
Duration: Fixed term contract for 8 months (extension dependent upon funding)
Deadline: 21 June 2021 at 10am (Extended)
 
Community Energy England (CEE) are seeking a COP26 Community Energy Mobiliser to support their new partnership, Community Energy Together For Our Planet, of like-minded community energy associations who are working to ensure the voice of citizen energy is heard by policy makers and the public.
 
The role will include coordinating a series of climate change events and developing key messages, campaigns, and case studies in advance of the COP26 climate conference.
 
For more information: https://bit.ly/3uut05a 

Mansfield 'Bee Kind' campaign, new electric vehicle charging in South Derbyshire, and more...

Local News in Brief (June 2021): 

  • 'Bee Kind' campaign to boost the number of flowers in Mansfield to attract more bees and other pollinating insects

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  • Sixteen new electric vehicle ‘fast’ charging points have been installed in South Derbyshire.

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  • £9,500 boost to plans for learn-to-ride cycle track in Mansfield

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Nottinghamshire County Council Formally Declares Climate Emergency

On Thursday 27th May, Nottinghamshire County Council formally declared a Climate Emergency. A motion, unanimously voted for by councillors, set out a commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

The new Transport and Environment Committee, chaired by Councillor Neil Clarke, will be responsible for delivery.

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