London launches plans to become ‘one of the largest car-free zones in the world’

Streets between London Bridge and Shoreditch, Euston and Waterloo and Old Street and Holborn may be limited to buses, pedestrians and cyclists, according to the plans

‘Corporate buildings in corona-hibernation mode are seeing a 35% drop in energy use’

That’s the suggestion from Peter Nisbet, Managing Director of Mitie Energy that spoke to ELN about the importance of managing the energy consumption of empty buildings

Thames Water reports ’40kg mass of wet wipes pulled from sewer’ as blockages spike

The UK’s largest water and wastewater company warns there has been a 20% increase in blockages during coronavirus lockdown

REA and ADBA launch survey to treat organic waste surplus caused by Covid-19 lockdown

The initiative aims to connect suppliers with regulators and prioritise recycling through anaerobic digestion over other types of disposal such as energy recovery, incineration and landfill

Cardiff ‘temporarily’ burns household recycling

The council said sending the majority of the city’s waste to energy from waste facility is the ‘safest option for residents and our crews during the ongoing crisis’

Drax invests £200k in laptops for students during Covid-19 crisis

It says the donation is part of the energy company’s initiative to inspire more children to study science, technology, engineering and maths subjects

Advocates urge US Congress to halt electricity shut-offs

Utility-justice groups have also asked authorities to implement a waiver of late-payment fees and forgiveness of all bills for low-wealth households

EDF partners with Boots to deliver medicine to most vulnerable

Around 70 of EDF’s smart and technical field engineers have volunteered to deliver essential prescription medicines

How did the Queen’s coronavirus address affect the National Grid?

National Grid ESO says the televised message generated approximately 600MW of TV pick-up, equivalent to 190,000 ovens being turned on at once

UK councils warn of ‘wave of waste’ due to Covid-19 lockdown

District’s Council’s Network has called on residents to work with their local council to manage ‘a perfect storm’ of growing levels of waste