UK’s green cities shortlist announced

Written by: Callie

Posted on July 24, 2015

UK's green cities shortlist announced

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles has announced its shortlist of the eight UK cities that will now be in the final running to receive a considerable cash injection to deliver on their ambitious green goals in the years ahead.

A total of £20 million is being made available for cities that have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability and reducing their levels of emissions across the transport sector, with feasibility plans having now been assessed for those local authorities that were keen to take part in the scheme.

The winning shortlisted bids came from:

  • Birmingham City Council
  • Cambridge City Council
  • Coventry City Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • Nottingham City Council
  • Oxford City Council
  • Sheffield City Council
  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Each of the local authority areas will now undergo a final assessment of the suitability of their plans by the Energy Saving Trust.

Transport minister Andrew Jones stated: "These cities have shown they are committed to adopting greener technology and the government is backing their ambition by showing the benefits a share of £20 million of funding could deliver."

His positive comments were echoed by chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust Philip Sellwood, who added that he and his colleagues will be giving their full support to the winning cities.

"We're really looking forward to working alongside government in taking this pioneering scheme forward and witnessing the huge benefits it will bring to businesses," he said.

A final decision on the winning bids will be announced in April next year.

 

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