UK opens £9m fund for local authorities to tackle air pollution

The government’s Air Quality Grant helps councils across England develop and implement measures that benefit schools, businesses and communities and improve air quality

Welsh Government invests £10m to boost energy efficiency in social housing

Some of the upgrades that will be trialled include the installation of heat pumps, intelligent energy systems and solar panels

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Local authorities offered £2m to improve air quality

They can apply for projects including electric vehicle charging points, cycling infrastructure and developing local online air quality resources

Welsh councils win £458k to plug in EV charging points

Five councils will install a total of 73 charging networks across 33 car parks

Air pollution: Idling drivers could face higher fines

Every minute, an idling car produces enough emissions to fill 150 balloons with harmful chemicals

Local authorities granted £3m for cleaner air

The money from the government’s Air Quality Grant will be shared by 23 councils

Local authorities granted £25m to roll out greener buses

They will be able to use the funds to upgrade buses with technology to reduce nitrogen dioxide emissions

Fixed £300 penalty for fly-tipping in Wales comes into force

The Welsh Government said more than 60% of fly-tipped waste comes from households

Government tightens up rules on electrical safety for landlords

They could face tough financial penalties if they fail to comply

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Three councils win €1.9m EU grant for energy projects

Funding will be used to improve the energy efficiency of commercial and domestic properties and install electric vehicle infrastructure