Gove outlines four-point plastic waste plan

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has told the BBC of his four-point plan for tackling plastic waste.

Innovative solar framework for Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has launched a renewable energy framework to boost the growing number of solar projects in the city.

Disposal ‘on the go' recycling is not working

A RECycling Of Used Plastics Limited (RECOUP) survey has revealed that ‘on the go’ collection infrastructure in the UK is inadequate.

Energy scheme saves Cambridgeshire schools thousands

Schools across Cambridgeshire are collectively saving £600,000 per year as part of Cambridgeshire County Council’s energy generation programme.

Bus passenger journeys continue to fall

The number of people using buses in England each year has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, dropping to 4.44 billion passenger journeys in 2016/17.

Manchester needs £1.5bn for cycling transformation

Chris Boardman says Greater Manchester needs £1.5 billion to help reach its ambition of transforming into a world class region for cycling and walking.

Six Kent councils see improvement in recycling rates

Six Kent district councils recorded an increase in food waste recycling during the first half of 2017.

Winter transport contract for Newcastle council

Newcastle City Council has signed a contract with leading transport company Colas Ltd to keep the city moving during winter weather.

Wales witnesses growth in renewables production

Wales’ ambitious targets for clean energy are on track, as electricity consumption from renewables increased from 32 per cent to 43 per cent last year.

Progress towards a ‘flood-ready Yorkshire’

Council leaders from across Yorkshire are meeting to consider the future effects of climatic change and work together for a ‘flood-ready Yorkshire’

Leicestershire hits emissions target four years early

Leicestershire County Council has reached its greenhouse gas emissions target four years ahead of schedule.

Electronics to reduce fuel bills on council refuse lorries

South Northamptonshire Council is incorporating advanced telematics to help cut fuel bills on its refuse vehicles and electric vehicles.

More West Sussex schools join renewables project

Two schools in Crawley and Horsham are the latest to join the West Sussex County Council Solar Power for Schools programme.

Government cuts to floods fund ‘dangerously wrong’

Recent flooding in Lancashire has led to Labour suggesting that cuts to flood funding shows that the government has ‘called it dangerously wrong’.

Council seeks views as part of Oxford2050 consultation

Oxford City Council is asking residents and businesses for their views on issues such as homes and climate change as part of the Oxford2050 consultation.

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Event Diary

Flood & Coast has become the authoritative annual exhibition and conference for anyone involved in flood and coastal erosion risk management in the UK.

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

Hotelympia 2018 will equip visitors with products, trends and innovations to develop their businesses.