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 […]

Boris slammed for London’s poor air quality

The London Assembly has called Mayor Boris Johnson to account over the levels of nitrogen dioxide in the capital’s air- the highest of any European capital. Recently published government plans show levels may not be reduced to legal limits until 2025. The assembly said Londoners should not have to wait so long for clean air. […]

Mayor launches energy service for Londoners

London mayor Boris Johnson is trying to help Londoners cut their fuel bills, with tens of thousands of homes set to be offered a free energy efficiency makeover. The RE:NEW energy efficiency programme is being provided to 55,000 homes in specific areas across the capital between now and May 2012. Residents in these trials made […]

London on brink of breaking EU emissions rule

London is on the brink of incurring embarrassing fines for breaking EU emissions air standards, according to the Chair of the New West End Company. Speaking at the BASELondon conference in London yesterday, Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas said: “We are about to breach EU directives, we are about to be fined constant amounts of money […]