London mayor unveils new ultra-low emission plan

Mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled new plans to make London the Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) capital of Europe. They include working with boroughs to develop “preferential access”, parking or charging in new area-based schemes for ULEVs. The ULEV Delivery Plan also sets out a £65 million programme of ‘Zero Emission Capable London’ taxi top-up grants as it […]

Blaze at recycling waste plant burns for four days

Fire has raged at a London waste recycling plant for four days, devouring 2,500 tonnes of waste. The blaze near Creek Way in Rainham began on Monday morning, with 12 fire engines and 81 firefighters and officers working at the height of the incident. Eight workers left the Frog Island Waste Management Facility, run by Shanks, before […]

Blazing efficiency measure saves fire station £3,000

Firemen are usually out saving the day – and now a Scottish fire station is set to save energy as well after installing insulation and solar panels. Property management firm MITIE has just finished building a new energy efficient accommodation block for Castlemilk Community Fire Station in Glasgow. It estimates the new energy features will […]

UK businesses gear up for new EV scheme

A new initiative is set to show companies how introducing electric vehicles (EVs) in their businesses can help them save money. The Energy Saving Trust’s ‘Plugged-in Fleets’ scheme, funded by Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT), selected 20 British companies who will be shown how EVs could benefit their organisations. Caroline […]

London retrofit scheme gets £2m cash boost

Hundreds of London’s public buildings such as fire stations and hospitals will get an energy makeover following a £2.7m boost for the capital’s RE:FIT climate change programme. RE:FIT is Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s scheme to help public organisations give their buildings an energy overhaul and includes fitting solar panels, insulation and smart meters. The […]