Government consults on new tax for plastic packaging producers

It would be imposed on plastic packaging that do not meet a minimum threshold of at least 30% recycled content

London mayor pledges extra £24m for greener black cabs

Around 1,000 drivers could benefit from up to £10,000 by trading in their older and polluting vehicles

EU approves sale of Johnson Controls’ power business to Brookfield

Its business unit develops batteries for cars

Japanese trading house ITOCHU announces coal exit

It is part of the company’s efforts to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Audi drives forward with giant solar power plans

The project at Győr in Hungary will consist of 35,000 solar panels

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Banning single-use plastics ‘could lead to higher carbon emissions’

That’s according to a new report published by BP, which says banning plastics would slash oil demand

Student protest in Europe
Thousands of students skip school across UK to protest climate change

The Youth Strike 4 Climate movement is taking to the streets in 40 towns and cities

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UK Government ‘must end dependency on natural gas’

A new report says this can be acheived by setting out new incentives and boosting investment

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City leaders representing 20 million people sign clean air plan

They called for the Environment Bill to be renamed and for a number of changes to be made

Love for clean air with London car scrappage fund expansion

Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to double the funding to help microbusinesses and low income households scrap polluting cars for cleaner alternatives