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.

Glasgow reduces its carbon emissions by 41 per cent

Glasgow has drastically reduced its carbon emissions by 41 per cent since 2006, surpassing the 30 per cent target set for 2020.

Boosting hedgerows by 40 per cent could help nature and economy

CPRE has highlighted the huge environmental and economic benefits of hedgerows and shows that boosting them by 40 per cent would yield almost £4 for every £1 invested.

Funding boost for local authorities to tackle air pollution

The latest round of Air Quality Grants for local authorities has opened to reduce the impact of polluted air on people's health.


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