UK cities shortlisted to share £20m green taxi fund

The UK has announced a shortlist of eight cities that are in line to share a £20 million fund to increase the number of plug-in taxis. They will each receive a government-backed study into providing more environmentally-friendly travel opportunities in their areas. The research will look into how local authorities could use the money to […]

Midlands ‘experiencing energy jobs boom’

The Midlands has created more than 5,200 jobs in the energy and environment sector in the last five years. A new study by Oxford Economics also found the region has created more jobs in this sector than other parts of the UK. Its report showed 43% were created in Coventry alone. Employment in other towns […]

Blackburn Rovers score in energy saving

Premier League football club Blackburn Rovers has cut its carbon emissions by 270,000 tonnes, saving it around £60,000 per year. A new commercial energy efficient condensing boiler, heat recovery ventilation system and full replacement lighting system have been installed at the club’s Ewood Park ground following a comprehensive site audit. Following the audit by Preston-based […]

Midlands’ cities put electric car project in gear

Electric car drivers in Coventry and Birmingham are using a network of charging points inthe latest stage of the UK’s largest ultra low carbon vehicles trial. The charging points have been installed by E.ON for a project called Cabled (Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Demonstrators), a trial of 110 vehicles being tested in the next […]