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2020

July 31, 2020
Would a monkey or a turtle know what an albedo number is?

Tell your colleagues that solar and wind is not new and should be embraced, that the council probably has the assets to take advantage of it, that if they need help they can get it from APSE Energy and the clincher - that it will generate some income as well as electricity, probably large amounts of money.

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June 5, 2020
Keeping the big picture in mind

Climate emergencies have been declared and will come back to the top of the news list. Concentrating on cycle ways is a necessary part of addressing climate change but we also need to keep the big picture in mind. We can’t fall into the trap of working on one problem and ignoring another important one. By all means make smaller changes…but make them alongside the bigger stuff.

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May 22, 2020
Green Economic Recovery from Coronavirus

There is a clear argument to be made for a green recovery from coronavirus that local authorities can utilise to enhance the case for climate action. Coronavirus has shown the need for resilient and healthy communities, both of which are at further risk with increasing impacts of climate change and both of which can be enhanced with effective climate action. There are a variety of health, economic, resilience, equity and social co-benefits to climate action, which can be felt at the local level and are key to recovering from coronavirus and protecting and developing our communities and economies.

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May 15, 2020
Climate Change and Economic Development

There are many alternative facts, stories and opinions available and everything depends upon perception but there is agreement that emissions have reduced and air quality has improved. Equally, economic output has fallen dramatically.

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May 11, 2020
Opportunities for Solar

To meet climate targets we need investment at scale and solar is an opportunity councils cannot afford to ignore.

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March 20, 2020
Local Authority Emergencies - Copy

Climate change and other environmental threats remain critical at the moment. Local authorities are used to juggling numerous priorities and those who manage them best have a tried and trusted approach to doing so.

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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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