National Highways sets up environmental division

It will focus purely on the government-owned company’s net zero aims and sustainability targets

Motorways to get energy storage boost for EV charging

National Highways is investing in new battery packs to help drivers charge up their cars even when the grid supply is at its peak

UK Government to impose tougher punishments on climate activists

It follows the ‘dangerous behaviour’ of Insulate Britain members, who caused ‘significant disruption and misery to millions of people in recent weeks’

CMA launches investigation into supply of EV chargers on or near motorways

It is probing suspected breaches of competition law relating to the long term exclusive arrangements entered into by the Electric Highway Company – recently bought by GRIDSERVE – and Ecotricity Group

Highways England to study link between road water and microplastics

It is expected to help the government company to better understand the scale of the issue, the nature of the problem and identify any further detailed research to inform changes to its current policy or design standards

Highways England rolls out electric roadworks vehicles trial

Researchers from the University of Bath are collecting and analysing data to determine what activities these new vehicles are best suited for

Highways England accelerates EV drive with £2.8m investment

More than 50 charging points are to be installed across the country

Speed restrictions in Wales to tackle air pollution

The new measures are expected to help reduce vehicle emissions by up to 18%

Solar freakin’ roadways video goes viral, earns $2m

An inventor couple who masterminded a new type of solar panel which could replace roads and car parks raised more than $2.2 million (£1.3m) from donations around the world. Julie and Scott Brusaw ran a crowdsourcing campaign on the Indiegogo site to gear up for production of their solar road panels. Cash poured in for […]

80,000 still without power after storms

There are still around 80,000 people without power this morning as yet another wave of nasty weather hit the UK last night. The Met Office had issued multiple red alerts for gale force winds yesterday and several motorways were closed or had severe delays including the M2. This morning the Highways Agency announced the M60 […]