Saturday, April 10, 2021

Nationwide scheme tackles climate change through local investment

A nationwide scheme has been launched to help tackle climate change by encouraging residents to invest in their local councils. The programme, based on University...

Government launches two consultations seeking more environmentally friendly haulage

Longer goods vehicles that increase productivity and reduce haulier emission levels could become a permanent fixture on Britain’s roads as the government launches a...

New scheme to help local transport authorities to introduce zero-emission buses

A new multimillion-pound scheme for local transport authorities to roll out zero-emission buses has announced dates for expressions of interest. Up to £120 million is...

Ending the sale of new diesel buses under consultation

The Government has launched a consultation proposing ending the sales of new diesel buses in England. Transport is currently the largest contributor to UK domestic...

Net Zero target at risk without a ‘substantial and sustainable’ change in corporate and...

The current social environment is 'not conducive' to the behaviour change needed for UK's Net-Zero target, according to a new report by the Energy...

Social housing borrowing vehicle to set up bonds tied to sustainability

MORhomes, a borrowing vehicle for the UK social housing sector, has announced that environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of all borrowers will now...

UK and Bangladesh discuss climate action collaboration

The UK’s International Environment Minister Lord Goldsmith discussed how the UK could partner and support Bangladesh build adaptation and resilience capacity to tackle climate...

Solar material can “self-heal” imperfections, new research suggests

A material that can be used in technologies such as solar power has been found to self-heal, according to a new study by the...

Higher proportion of affordable homes in new starts and completions statistics

Housing programmes delivered by Homes England saw an overall increase in starts and completions in 2019-20 compared to the previous year, according to new...

Government consults on ‘Best Available Techniques’ to manage industrial emissions

A new consultation launched jointly by the UK and devolved administrations seeks views on developing measures to reduce industrial emissions. The consultation sets out a...