Mayor of London doubles air quality funding

The Major of London has said he will double funding to improve London’s air quality. Sadiq Khan announced £875 million of spending over the next five years ahead of the draft publication of Transport for London’s (TfL) business plan later this week. That’s an increase from £425 million the previous Mayor allocated to tackle the […]

Londoners back mayor’s plan to tackle air pollution

Londoners have “overwhelmingly” backed Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans to crack down on air pollution in the capital. Nearly 80% of a record 15,000 people who responded to a consultation support plans to bring the Ultra Low Emission Zone forward to 2019 and 71% believe it should be expanded to the North and South Circular. There […]

Sadiq Khan’s ambitious plans for a greener London

  Labour’s Mayoral Candidate Sadiq Khan has unveiled ambitious plans which he claims will make him the “greenest mayor London has ever had”. During the Greener London Hustings event organised by think tank Green Alliance last Friday, Mr Khan said he wants to make the capital “the world’s first national park city” and establish a […]

London plans ‘Low Emission Neighbourhoods’

Mayor Boris Johnson has launched a multi-million pound scheme which aims to tackle poor air quality in London. Up to two £1 million Low Emission Neighbourhoods will be funded as part of the Mayor’s £20 million Air Quality Fund. The scheme encourages boroughs to look at a variety of solutions to tackle emissions as well as changing […]

Ken Livingstone proposes Energy Co-Op

London Mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone wants to set up an Energy Co-Operative for the capital city, which he claims could save Londoners £120. His campaign literature claims the London Energy Purchasing Co-operative “will be able to purchase energy on the wholesale markets, giving Londoners a cheaper alternative to rip-off energy suppliers”. It would do this […]

Campaign calls on would-be mayors to clean up London’s smog

A campaign group has called on London’s mayoral candidates to include legal frameworks to reduce pollution in the capital. Clean Air in London has warned current Mayor Boris Johnson that he is “well behind on this key election issue.” Pollution in parts of London averages over twice World Health Organisation maximum recommended levels and Boris […]

Mayor criticised on plans to make London the electric capital vehicle of Eu

The Mayor has been criticised for his target in achieving 100,000 electric vehicles in London and making it the electric vehicle capital of Europe. The pledge made in 2009 is only 2% of the way towards his goal as there are only just over 2,300 electric vehicles in London and only 400 charge points across […]

Largest solar farm in Texas activated

The largest solar farm in America is finally providing electricity after the ribbon cutting ceremony in Texas a few days ago. The 30-megawatt solar power plant is expected to produce more than 61 million kWh of clean solar energy in the first year of operation alone. Lee Leffingwell, Mayor of Austin said: “The City of […]

Boris’ sticky situation means cleaner air for London

London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced plans to trial a dust suppressant technology around roads under construction and industrial sites in an effort to improve the capital’s air quality. Fifteen locations in five boroughs are set to benefit from the technology having received funds and equipment from the Mayor and Transport for London, with the […]

London trials wireless electric car charging

London is to trial a new wireless charging system for electric cars. From early 2012 as many as 50 electric vehicles (EVs) will join the first Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) scheme in the capital. London Mayor Boris Johnson said the trial would help the city become “the electric car epicenter of Europe”. The charging […]