Edinburgh commits to becoming a sustainable food city

It has become a signatory to the International Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration

Edinburgh proposes low emission zone for city centre

If approved, it would be implemented in spring 2022 but penalty enforcement would only start in 2024 following a two-year grace period

Gravity energy storage project lifts off in Edinburgh

The £1m demonstrator project will use underground shafts and massive weights to store energy

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