Bristol to sell council-owned energy company

Bristol City Council has agreed to sell the local authority owned company, Bristol Energy, following continued challenges.

Manchester to see 27 new eco-friendly bin lorries

Manchester City Council has announced that it is to replace almost half of its refuse collection vehicles with emission-free electric alternatives.

Government proposes new Emissions Trading System

The government has outlined a new plan to ensure the UK is aligned with its commitment to reach net zero by 2050.

Southampton announces its Green Transport Recovery Plan

Southampton CC is to deliver a package of transformative transport measures to help people travel healthily in an era of social distancing.

IPPR North calls for £100bn northern nature investment

The IPPR North thinktank has called for long-term funding for nature in the North, led by the regions local leaders.

Leeds Council introduces 'School Streets' pilot

The Leeds School Streets pilot scheme has launched, with up to six Leeds primary schools taking part.

Solar farm plans submitted by Leicestershire CC

Major plans to develop a solar farm and a carbon neutral site have been lodged by Leicestershire County Council.

Ambitious active travel plans unveiled in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is to use £5 million to support the creation of safe, accessible routes for walking, cycling and wheeling as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Index highlights importance of parks and green spaces

The latest Green Space Index has highlighted the need to revalue local parks and green spaces and protect them in perpetuity.

UK must go ‘faster, further and fairer’ to combat climate crisis

Only by going ‘faster, further, and fairer’ can we seize the significant national and global opportunities of a net-zero economy.

Cop26 climate summit expected to be postponed again

The Cop26 climate summit had been tentatively rescheduled for early 2021 but looks likely to be pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Drivers willing to walk more to keep air clean

A new survey has shown that drivers across the UK are ready to change their behaviour to maintain the cleaner air of the lockdown.

18 local authorities secure funding for e-cargo bikes

Eighteen local authorities in England have secured funding from the Department for Transport's £2m eCargo Bike Grant Fund.

Increase pace of energy efficiency in UK buildings

There is an urgent need to increase the pace and scale of investment into the energy efficiency and resilience of UK residential buildings.

59 per cent air pollution drop in Oxford

New data has shown that Oxford city centre has seen a historic 59 per cent drop in air pollution as a direct result of the coronavirus lockdown.


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