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With COP26 taking place in November, Councillor Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, is joined by a range of special guests to reflect on the ambitious climate action taking place across the borough.

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With COP26 taking place in November, Councillor Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, is joined by a range of special guests to reflect on the ambitious climate action taking place across the borough.

    Episode 4: Future Transport

    Episode 4: Future Transport

    What does the future of transport in Solihull look like? Autonomous vehicles, widespread electric vehicle charging points and enhanced cycling infrastructure all have their part to play. Also, hear an exclusive insight on the new HS2 Interchange Station from the Lead Architect, Arup's Kim Quazi.

    • 31 min
    Episode 3: Energy

    Episode 3: Energy

    57% of Solihull's greenhouse gas emissions come energy used in buildings. How do we reduce this? This episode touches on how Solihull Council is tackling fuel poverty and its innovative plans for a low carbon Town Centre Energy Network.


    Featured guests: Rachel Jones, CEO of Act on Energy and Phil McDermott, City Energy Transformation Lead at E.ON.

    • 36 min
    Episode 2: Net Zero

    Episode 2: Net Zero

    Solihull is aiming to become a 'net zero' borough by 2041. What does this actually mean and how will it be achieved? Why has a leading Solihull business introduced portion control in the staff canteen? Listen to find out more. 


    Featured guests: Simon Redfearn and Russell Hines from ZF Group.

    • 28 min
    Episode 1: Education

    Episode 1: Education

    Focusing on the work Solihull Council is doing with local schools around climate change and sustainability. Featured guests Birgitta Varga, Eco Leader at Balsall Common Primary School and Tony Elvin, General Manager at Touchwood, provide their unique insights.

    • 40 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    David Gregory-Kumar, from BBC Midlands Today, introduces the podcast and what listeners can expect.

    • 23 sec

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