Government sets targets to reduce energy emissions

Greg Clark outlines how BEIS will deliver the Clean Growth Grand Challenge’s first ‘mission’ to halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030.

LED street light upgrades in Leeds proposed

Leeds City Council is set to receive proposals later this year to upgrade all street lights in the city to more energy-efficient LEDs.

Swansea considering own energy company

Swansea Council is considering introducing a new, arm's length energy company to help cut household and business energy bills across the city.

Leeds joins efforts to tackle ‘on-the-go’ recycling

Leeds City Council will be piloting a number of new recycling facilities in Leeds City Centre for six months from September 2018.

Warning that rural communities left behind by LEPs

A new survey has shown that Local Enterprise Partnerships have a negative impact on the countryside and neglect rural regions.

Councils charging £74 million for garden waste collection

New BBC research has revealed that UK councils are collectively charging nearly £74 million for garden waste collection.

Innovative waste solution for Dundee’s streets

A pair of Glutton Electric Vacuums have taken to the streets of Dundee as part of the Smart Cities (Smart Waste) Project.

Environment Agency urges signing up for flood warnings

The Environment Agency has encouraged residents on the Lincolnshire coast to sign up for flood warnings to further increase flood resilience.

One in three children growing up in toxic air zones

New analysis by Unicef UK has revealed that one in three children in the UK are growing up in areas with unsafe levels of particulate pollution.

B&NES Council consulting on green building policies

Bath & North East Somerset Council is to consult on how developments can be more energy efficient and better adapted to the impacts of climate change.

Shared bike scheme set to expand in Brighton

Brighton & Hove City Council has announced that the city’s shared bikes scheme is set to expand, with 120 new bikes and more hubs installed.

Cornwall Council celebrates Energy Recovery Centre opening

Cornwall Council and SUEZ have celebrated the official opening of the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre in St Dennis.

Cities call for ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles

City leaders from England and Wales are expected to urge the government to ban the sale of new pure diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2030.

Michael Gove launches National Parks review

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a new review into the UK’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Glasgow set for Scotland's first Low Emission Zone

Proposals to introduce Scotland's first Low Emission Zone in Glasgow city centre by the end of 2018 have moved a step closer.

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