‘Parts of UK could run out of water in around 20 years’, new study warns

The demand for water in England is estimated to ‘exceed supply by between 1.1 billion and 3.1 billion litres per day by the 2050s’

Northern Powerhouse ‘needs investment and policy support’ to build next-gen nuclear

A delegation of more than 50 senior business, academic and local government stakeholders states this would have a wide range of transformative socio-economic impacts and enable the UK to reach net zero by 2050

Domestic coal and wet wood burning to be banned across England by 2023

The move aims to encourage the use of cleaner fuels in the home – wood-burning stoves and coal fires are the single largest source of particulate matter pollutants

Climate change: Government awards funding to plant 50,000 trees

Trees store carbon and can help make towns and cities more resilient

Government offers £50m to create UK’s first all-electric bus town

Local authorities in England, outside London, are being invited to bid for funding to replace an entire city or town’s bus fleet to fully electric vehicles

Only 40 schools in England protected from toxic car emissions at gates

A new UK100 report says one of the main challenge to implementing ‘school streets’ outside London is the lack of resources and powers for local councils to enforce a ban on parents driving to school

Environmental lawyers threaten councils with legal action over climate inaction

ClientEarth is writing to each local authority that is developing a new local plan, giving them eight weeks to explain how they will set their carbon goals

John Lewis seeks self-supply retail water licence

The retailer says the licence will give it the opportunity to take more control over water usage and data, deal directly with wholesalers and improve its water strategy

UK Government launches investigation into massive power cut

National Grid Electricity System Operator said the power cut was due to the loss of two large generators – gas and offshore wind – on 9th August

Supermarkets report 90% decline in plastic bag sales after 5p charge

The average person in England now buys only 10 bags a year compared with 140 bags in 2014 before the charge was introduced