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BEAN BUSES: In London, it's wake up and smell the traffic

23 Nov 17 - Seeking to curb toxic diesel fumes, London transport officials are hunting for new sources of energy for buses. The latest idea? Coffee grounds.

Barclays issues €500m bond for 'green mortgages'

9 Nov 17 - UK banking giant Barclays has successfully issued a €500 million green bond - the first of its kind in the UK to use funds backed by domestic assets.

BBC apologises over interview with climate denier

Lord Lawson

26 Oct 17 - The BBC has apologised for an interview with climate change denier Lord Lawson after admitting it had breached its own editorial guidelines for allowing him to claim unchallenged that global...

Dirty cars must pay for using London streets

25 Oct 17 - Drivers of the most polluting vehicles must from now on pay a daily charge of up to $NZ40 to drive into central London.

UK hints at e-bike subsidy to get people moving

24 Oct 17 - The UK government might consider providing subsidies for electric bicycles and electric cars as part of a concerted policy effort to get more people cycling.

UK climate masterplan – the grownups have finally won

16 Oct 17 - The UK Government’s clean growth strategy unequivocally states that tackling climate change and a prosperous economy go hand in hand.

Oxford city to ban cars in zero-emissions zone

13 Oct 17 - Polluting vehicles would be banned from Oxford city centre under plans to bring in what officials believe would be the world’s first zero emissions zone.

Scotland bans fracking after public protests

5 Oct 17 - The Scottish government has banned fracking after a consultation found overwhelming public opposition and little economic justification for the industry.

London could cut waste by 60% through circular model

25 Sep 17 - London could reduce its waste by 60 per cent by 2041 through a circular economy approach, says a new report.

May speaks out against Trump climate stance

22 Sep 17 - Theresa May has issued a veiled warning to Donald Trump, arguing that his plan to withdraw from the Paris climate change treaty ranks alongside North Korea’s nuclear missile tests as a threat to...

London welcomes first plastics-free shop

20 Sep 17 - London has welcomed the opening of its first package-free food store opened In an effort to eliminate plastic pollution.

UK wind power prices reach lowest level

18 Sep 17 - Three new windfarms are to be built in the United Kingdom as offshore wind prices reach their lowest levels ever.

Scotland sets 2032 ban on new diesel and petrol cars

7 Sep 17 - Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared that the country will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2032.

Parents face fines for driving children to school

7 Sep 17 - Parents across the UK face tough restrictions – and even fines – over driving their children to the school gates, in a push by councils on road safety and pollution.

Scotland claims tidal power world record

6 Sep 17 - August was a record-breaking month for Scottish tidal energy, after a power station managed to generate 700 megawatt-hours of electricity.

More carmakers launch scrappage schemes

4 Sep 17 - Five more carmakers have launched scrappage schemes as the industry tries to kickstart the stuttering UK market by offering thousands of pounds off new, less polluting models.

Big emissons savings as air passengers fly to rail

24 Aug 17 - A shift in travel from planes to trains between London and Central Scotland has helped to slash 681,064 tonnes of emissions.

Ford UK will pay to scrap 'dirty' pre-2009 cars

24 Aug 17 - Ford has announced a car and van scrappage scheme in a bid to get dirtier vehicles off the roads in the UK.

Britain launches review to cut long-term energy costs

9 Aug 17 - The Brfitish government has launched a review on how best to reduce long-term energy bills for households and business, prompted in part by concern that high electricity costs could damage industrial...

E-cars not the answer, says traffic expert

7 Aug 17 - Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government’s top adviser.

7 Aug 17  World’s greenest soccer club kicks off in pro league

2 Aug 17  DITCH STRAWS: How to cut plastic waste

31 Jul 17  England and Wales record warmest winter since 1910


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