Almost half of UK consumers seek more eco-friendly products

A new survey reveals a further 41% of UK shoppers who keep environmental impact in mind when purchasing

London’s illegal air pollution peaks fall almost 100% since 2016

The Mayor’s Office notes before Sadiq Khan came into power, London’s air exceeded the hourly legal limit for nitrogen dioxide for more than 4,000 hours

Wave energy developer bags £1m funding

The 50-tonne structure, which resembles a giant buoy, will be built in Scotland

The University of Bristol ends investment in fossil fuel companies

The university has also called on the Universities Superannuation Scheme to abandon its £1bn investments in fossil fuels

Could new smart meters save millions of litres of water from leaking?

Yorkshire Water thinks so – it is working with Itron to trial the new devices, which it believes could save up to 250,000 litres of water per burst pipe

University of Strathclyde’s energy research wins a Queen’s Anniversary Prize

The university received a prize for the research on low carbon energy embracing wind, marine power and renewables and smart systems for generation, supply and storage

New emission-saving measures take off at Stansted Airport

The airport is investing in new EV chargers, a dockless cycle scheme and public transport upgrades to help reduce the volume of emissions it generates

Domestic coal and wet wood burning to be banned across England by 2023

The move aims to encourage the use of cleaner fuels in the home – wood-burning stoves and coal fires are the single largest source of particulate matter pollutants

Extinction Rebellion tells Queen: ‘One should not drive an SUV’

Environmental activists have sent a ‘parking ticket’ to the Queen to suggest she should perhaps swap her Range Rover for a more environmentally-friendly vehicle

Coronavirus cuts China’s CO2 emissions by 100 million metric tonnes

A new report claims electricity demand and industrial output remain ‘far below their usual levels’ after the epidemic outbreak