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North Northamptonshire Council

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… – ‘Pardon the weeds, we’re feeding the bees’, which was highlighted as part of our online climate conference: NNClimate21. Looking to sustainable transport, a number of on-street electric vehicle charging points have been installed across North Northamptonshire as part of the VPach project, working alongside Liberty Charge. This is in recognition of the significant infrastructure roll out…

… that will be needed to support residents in transitioning to electric vehicles over the coming years. In the same vein, the area has been taking part in an e-scooter trial with Voi. This sustainable mode of travel has been rolled out in the larger towns of the county and already millions of journeys have been undertaken where a car may have been used previously. Another notable action that the council took…

… associated with our collection services by switching to alternative fuels in our vehicles as new technologies emerge and develop. Waste and Recycling A plan to be carbon neutral by 2030Carbon Management Plan 2022 19 Fleet Switching from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles will be a tough task, but one we are ready to take on. Technology is advancing quickly…

… being produced by the Energy Saving Trust, which will consider how best the Council decarbonise its fleet. It is expected this will focus on transitioning to electric vehicles for all vehicles where feasible. Exceptions will only be where towing or load constraints, or new technology is cost prohibitive. In addition, any hired vehicles needed to support our fleet will not rely on fossil fuels…

…, unless it is requirement of the service being delivered. Whilst technology for heavy good vehicles (HGV) is still evolving, there are opportunities for the Council to pilot new and developing technology, especially for refuse vehicles and tippers. Where low emission vehicles are not suitable due to operational requirements, alternative low carbon fuel sources will also be considered…

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