More cities should charge polluting vehicles, say MPs

The government initiative that targets drivers of highly polluting vehicles should be extended to more cities in England. That’s according to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee, which believes ‘Clean Air Zones’ should be implemented across the country to tackle the “public health emergency” – air pollution. The Department for Food, Environment & […]

Energy firms 65% behind target to insulate vulnerable homes

Power companies are collectively more than 60% behind their target to deliver energy efficient homes to thousands of vulnerable people, council leaders have warned. That is despite collecting an estimated £975 million this year so far through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) levy on consumers’ bills, the Local Government Association (LGA) said. It claims – […]