City of London lights up with energy efficient plan

A new strategy for more energy efficient use of lighting across the Square Mile in London has been launched. The City of London Corporation’s innovative lighting proposals, which include remotely operated lights, aim to improve energy use and help tackle light pollution, complementing work already underway to upgrade street lighting to LEDs. Its plans, claimed […]

City of London deliveries go green with pedal power

The City of London has launched cargo bike deliveries as part of its efforts to curb air pollution. The delivery programme was trialled during Christmas and means local businesses can hire a rider to carry their goods anywhere within the city’s Congestion Charge zone. Cargo bike delivery services Recharge Cargo and Outspoken Delivery have formed […]

City of London bans new diesel vehicle purchases

The City of London Corporation has said it will no longer buy or hire diesel vehicles. The public authority, which has a fleet of more than 300 vehicles, has announced the ban in a bid to reduce air pollution. Head of Procurement Chris Bell said: “This agreement is a major step forward in our drive […]

City of London launches new green finance initiative

A new initiative aimed at making London the world leader in green finance has been unveiled. Launched by the City of London Corporation, it hopes to improve the financing options for sustainable infrastructure projects and support the sector’s development. The first phase of the ‘Green Finance Initiative’ (GFI) will focus on three issues: improving the […]

Skyscraper Tower 42 hits height of energy efficiency

The City of London’s first skyscraper is set to hit new heights – in energy efficiency, that is. The 600ft Tower 42 (pictured centre, to the left of the Gherkin) has just upgraded and expanded its system for collecting energy data. Originally known as the NatWest Tower because of its first owner, Tower 42 is […]

Full steam ahead, says new energy secretary

It’s full steam ahead for “green growth and green jobs,” according to DECC’s new Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey. On his first official visit as a Cabinet member, Mr Davey joined Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at a testing site for sustainable homes where he met graduates considering green construction jobs. Mr Davey […]