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Deadline nears for contributions to Council carbon crackdown

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Reference:  Date:  Mon, 02/22/2021 East Cambridgeshire District Council is urging all residents to submit their suggestions to help the council reach net zero carbon emissions before their February 28th deadline. The Ideas Forum, which is the place where residents can submit their comments, has reopened to collect suggestions ahead of the formation of the Council’s…

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Trinity College to fully divest from fossil fuels by 2031

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Trinity College to fully divest from fossil fuels by 2031

The divestment announcement includes a commitment from the College to net zero carbon emissions before 2050

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Council continues to take strides towards net zero carbon emissions

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Reference:  Date:  Thu, 02/11/2021 East Cambridgeshire District Council’s commitment to reaching net zero carbon emissions has been illustrated by the green goals it has reached this year. Following the declaration of a climate emergency, the Council created an Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan which set out the authority’s top 20 actions for tackling…

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Council relaunches Ideas Forum for residents ahead of next Climate Change Action Plan

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Date:  Wed, 01/06/2021 East Cambridgeshire District Council is relaunching its Ideas Forum to give residents an opportunity to submit their thoughts on how the council could reduce their carbon emissions and boost the natural environment. The relaunch allows residents to submit their ideas ahead of the creation of the council’s second annual Climate Change Action…

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Climate change officer to be appointed at council ‘frustrated’ by environmental progress

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A Norfolk council is to appoint a climate change officer after “frustration” at a lack of progress over reducing carbon emissions.

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East Cambs councillors take next steps to achieving net zero carbon emissions with contract switch

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Councillors have taken the next steps towards achieving net zero carbon emissions by switching council buildings and car parks to a renewable energy scheme.

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Council focuses energy on going green

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Reference:  Date:  Wed, 10/14/2020 East Cambridgeshire District Council is making its next steps towards net zero carbon emissions by making two big green energy switches for its buildings and car parks. Since 1st October, the Council’s head office, the Grange and its commercial buildings based in Ely and Littleport have switched to a 100 percent…

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Council’s Climate Change Plan already showing green shoots.

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Council’s Climate Change Plan already showing green shoots.

Date:  Tue, 09/15/2020 (Photograph taken in December 2019)   Work towards East Cambridgeshire District Council’s vision of its operations reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 or earlier is already providing green shoots.

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Residents urged to improve energy efficiency through county-wide solar panels scheme

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Residents across Cambridgeshire can aim to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions through a county-wide initiative.

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Wireless device makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

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Wireless device makes clean fuel from sunlight, CO2 and water

Image of Dr Qian Wang courtesy University of Cambridge Thursday, August 20, 2020 Researchers here have developed a stand-alone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional components or electricity. The device is a significant step toward achieving artificial photosynthesis – a process mimicking the ability of…

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