New homes shouldn’t be held back by pre-WWII electrical standards, says REA

The Renewable Energy Association has released a position paper which urges Government to upgrade the electricity supply to new homes.

Report highlights air quality efforts in Bath

An annual status report has outlined decreases in harmful levels of nitrogen dioxide across Bath and North East Somerset.

£10m boiler scrappage scheme for London businesses

Sadiq Khan has launched a new £10 million boiler scrappage scheme that will help small businesses save money on their energy bills.

Facilities managers target energy efficiency as top priority

A new poll of 250 facilities decision makers has found that energy efficiency is the most important credential when choosing a heat emitter.

Joint Parks Foundation in Bristol and Bath

Bristol City Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council will develop a Parks Foundation to support public parks across the two cities.

One in four admit to ‘carefully’ littering

A quarter of people admit to 'carefully' littering, as Keep Britain Tidy launches a new initiative to help local authorities tackle the issue.

Innovation funding boost for UK parks

£1.5 million of funding will see a number of parks become trailblazers for innovative new models of community engagement, management and usage.

£40 million for better flood protection

Thérèse Coffey has announced that 13 flood schemes across the country will benefit from £40 million of funding for improved flood defence schemes.

‘Winter of woe’ for drivers after road budget cuts

The AA has warned local authorities against hoping for a mild winter after finding a £3.7 million cut in gritting services among budget submissions.

Record-breaking number of green flags for UK green spaces

In the 22nd year of the Green Flag Awards, a record number 1,883 Green Flags have been awarded to green spaces across the UK.

Three-year high for pothole-related breakdowns

The RAC has reported a 15 per cent rise in the number of drivers breaking down after hitting potholes on local roads.

Incineration of waste causes stall in recycling rates

The amount of waste managed by local authorities and sent to incinerators has tripled since 2010, while recycling rates have stalled.

Smart bins to improve waste collection in Hull

Hull City Council will see smart bins introduced across the city in a ground breaking pilot project to improve waste collection.

Two new council-backed energy tariffs in Bath

Two new energy tariffs by Our Power, offering a choice of affordable energy deals, have been supported by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Nottingham decides against Clean Air Zone

Nottingham City Council has claimed that existing measures already under way to improve air quality mean a Clean Air Zone is no longer being considered.

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