Edinburgh sweeps ahead with launch of new electric vehicle

The council – which is said to be the first local authority to roll out the electric sweeper – is estimated to save £18,000 a year in fuel compared to its diesel counterparts

Fabrication begins on Gravitricity’s £1 million trial energy storage demonstrator

Winch specialist Huisman has now begun creating the gravity-based equipment, which will be trialled early next year in Edinburgh, Scotland

London to Edinburgh railway goes electric

Five electric intercity trains to start the service from autumn 2021

Edinburgh gets £5m funding for walking, cycling and wheelchairs

The money is part of a wider boost across the country to encourage low carbon transport

Bristol tops the list of Britain’s greenest cities

On the other end of the scale, Birmingham has been named the least environmentally friendly city, according to a new study

Low Emission Zone in Edinburgh is ‘well underway’

Transport and Environment Convener Councillor Lesley Macinnes said: ‘Introducing LEZs is crucial to our plans to tackle poor air quality in the city and its negative impact on health and wellbeing’

Could Edinburgh become carbon neutral by 2037?

Councillors are to debate the ambitious goal today, in addition to a plan to deliver an innovative citywide approach to sustainability

Premier Inn holds trial to see if batteries are suitable for a long stay

The chain is testing a 100kW lithium-ion battery at The Gyle in Edinburgh

UK and Norway to collaborate on CCUS

They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to take the nations further towards their clean growth goals

UK’s first CCUS project could be up and running by mid-2020s

The government’s overarching ambition is to eventually roll out the technology at scale in the 2030s, ‘subject to reduced costs’