Local authorities granted £3m for cleaner air

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

Businesses offered £2m to gear up for sustainable deliveries

Applicants can benefit from funding for up to 20% of the cost of a new electric cargo bike

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

UK announces £9.75m cash boost for councils to clean up high streets

It comes ahead of the ‘National High Street Perfect Day’, a locally led and funded community clean-up planned for this summer

Fastned to build five fast charging stations in Northern England

The firm says the devices will be used to supply 100% renewable electricity to drivers

Environment Agency sting targets 30 illegal waste sites

Those convicted of illegal waste activity face extensive fines and prison sentences, in some cases

Wind energy worker
Energy workers ‘must be supported through renewable transition’

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) says a body should be set up to support workers in Northern England

Is England’s 0.3% recycling rate increase a sign of progress or just a bit rubbish?

The amount of waste produced by households across the country fell by 1.5% to 22.4 million tonnes year-on-year

Should developers involve local communities in shale gas proposals?

The government has launched a consultation which is open until 7th January 2019

Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned in England in a year

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a consultation on the proposals