Waste Reform: Lack of clarity makes it hard to prepare for change, says NAO

The latest National Audit Office report warns that businesses and local authorities may not be ready in time for the proposed changes to waste management services.

New report shows job growth in UK offshore wind industry

A new report by the Offshore Wind Industry Council shows a surge in the number of people working in the UK offshore wind industry, and a substantial increase in private investment.

TfL launches consultation on ULEZ expansion

Plans to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone to cover almost the whole of the capital from 29 August 2023 have been launched by TfL and The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan

Newcastle & Gateshead Clean Air Zone put on hold

Due to come into force this July, Tyneside transport chiefs have confirmed that a new Clean Air Zone (CAZ) has been postponed indefinitely.

Leisure Centre in Morecambe on the way to carbon neutrality

Gas boilers replaced with a two-stage heat pump system to reduce energy consumption.

Council supply chains responsible for over 43.7m tonnes of CO2

New data has shown that local authority supply chains are responsible for over 10 per cent of UK carbon emissions.

Government urged to help councils tackle fuel poverty

The government has been urged to implement an action plan to help local authorities take action on fuel poverty.

Greater support pledged for teaching climate change

Students will be able to study the natural world through an exciting new GCSE in natural history to be introduced by September 2025.

£12m in compensation for pothole damage since 2018

Councils and road authorities paid out more than £12 million in compensation to motorists between 2018 and 2021 for damage caused by potholes.

Londoners could give up private cars to meet climate goals

More than 650,000 households in London could give up their private vehicles and switch to car clubs to meet the city’s climate goals.

Over 314,000 homes better protected from flood risk

A £2.6 billion, six-year programme of work dedicated to improving flood defences has exceeded its original targets by 14,000.

New measures to revitalise Scottish town centres

A new report has outlined actions to better embed a ‘Town Centre First’ approach to meet the needs of Scotland's communities and tackle climate change.

New crackdown on fly-tipping announced

Households will no longer have to pay to get rid of DIY waste under plans set out by government to tackle the issue of fly-tipping.

£30m for cutting-edge highway decarbonisation projects

The £30 million Live Labs 2 competition has been announced to support projects looking to decarbonise local highways infrastructure.

Solar farm for Kent County Council to reduce emissions

A new 94 acre solar farm in North Somerset has been acquired by Kent County Council and LASER Energy, reducing carbon emissions.


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