Oxford councils propose a Zero Emission Zone

A joint proposal from Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council is seeking to introduce a Zero Emission Zone in Oxford city centre.

£557 million for new renewable energy projects

Up to £557 million for less established renewable electricity projects as part of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy.

Limited energy price cap for one million households

One million households will save £120 a year when Ofgem extends its prepayment safeguard tariff for more vulnerable people this winter.

Deposit refund scheme could save councils millions

Local authorities could annually save up to £35 million if a deposit refund system for drinks containers was introduced in England.

Core City leaders call for air quality action

Core City leaders and mayors have called on the government to take more action on air pollution.

Glasgow to host Scotland’s first low emission zone

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce Glasgow as the first region in the country to implement a low emission zone to tackle pollution.

More must be done to tackle capital’s air quality

London Mayor Sadiq Khan must do more to promote public transport, walking and cycling in attempt to lower car use in the capital.

Cambridge reducing carbon emissions by 658 tonnes

An annual report for Cambridge City Council has highlighted how the city is reducing carbon emissions from its buildings and operations.

Majority of councils collect household rubbish fortnightly

76 per cent of councils in England with responsibility for waste collections run fortnightly general rubbish rounds for some or all households.

Council replacing 75 per cent of light with LEDs

Hampshire County Council is replacing 75 per cent of light fittings in its buildings with low energy LEDs.

Londoners exposed to dangerous toxic air particles

Every Londoner in the capital lives in an area exceeding WHO guidelines for the most dangerous toxic particles known as PM2.5.

£50 million flood defence scheme opens in Leeds

A new £50 million flood alleviation scheme, which uses moveable weir technology, has opened in Leeds.

Plans to cap energy prices return

The Conservative Party Conference has heard how energy prices could be capped, saving 12 million consumers an average of £100 a year.

Plans to ‘green’ Nottingham’s taxi fleet

Nottingham City Council's plans to 'green' the taxi fleet form a key part of the council’s drive to improve air quality.

Gove seeks views on reward and return schemes

Michael Gove has launched a call for evidence on how the littering of plastic, metal and glass drinks containers could be reduced.


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