Portsmouth City Council to launch first carbon budget

Portsmouth City Council will be producing its first ever carbon budget for 2022/23, alongside the existing financial budget.

Solihull leads the drive in driverless technology

Solihull has become one of the first places in the UK to see driverless vehicles take to its roads as part of new ground-breaking passenger trials.

£50m approved for City Deal low carbon programme

The government has approved £58.7 million to help establish the Swansea Bay City Region as a leader in low carbon growth and the green economy.

Green homes revolution could create 138,000 new jobs

A fully funded programme to insulate homes and swap gas boilers for low-carbon heating sources could deliver huge economic and social benefits.

Oxford leisure centres helped to cut carbon

Public leisure centres in Oxford are getting £10.9 million investment to cut carbon, as part of plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030.

All new London buses will be zero-emission

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that all new buses ordered by Transport for London for the capital will now be zero-emission.

Net Zero plans too focused on cities, says report

The CCN has warned that the government risks undermining its net-zero target by focusing on reducing emissions in cities instead of England’s counties.

Potential £51bn a year boost to rural and coastal economy

A new report from the LGA has argued that the coronavirus pandemic could help to ‘redefine’ rural and coastal communities in England.

Shake up expected for Liverpool City Region’s buses

Bold plans to deliver radical improvements in bus services across the Liverpool City Region are being finalised by the region’s Combined Authority.

New plans to tackle litter and boost recycling in Hounslow

The London Borough of Hounslow has unveiled new plans to invest £3.85 million to help tackle waste and litter and improve recycling rates.

West Yorkshire leaders agree Covid recovery plan

An updated Economic Recovery Plan for West Yorkshire has been unveiled, refocusing on plans for levelling up and the climate emergency.  

Britain’s first ZEZ pilot to launch in February 2022

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have confirmed that Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone pilot is set to launch in February.

Shapps encourages UK to switch to electric vehicles

The Transport Secretary has set out a new government-backed app through which drivers can explore making the switch to an electric vehicle.

New investment to make cycling more accessible in Wales

A Welsh Government electric bike pilot scheme is helping local residents swap their car for a bike in communities across Wales.

Air pollution linked to greater risk of coronavirus hospitalisation

There is a link between a person’s exposure to air pollution and the severity with which they will experience the effects of coronavirus.

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