Using Twitter to promote low carbon at the Olympics

EDF tries to catch the Olympic buzz by using social networking.

Olympic VIPs to use hydrogen fuel cell taxis

Olympic VIPs won’t just be able to use the exclusive traffic lanes to get to venues such as the Olympic Park and Anish Kapoor’s Orbit sculpture (pictured) this summer – they could also get a ride in a hydrogen fuel cell taxi. Five such taxis are joining the capital’s fleet of black cabs to ferry […]

Foot power lights up Olympic walkway

Olympic athletes like Usain Bolt will be hoping their foot power can snag them a gold medal this summer. But a million spectators will also be putting their feet to good use with foot-powered lighting at the Games. A temporary bridge leading to the Olympic Park from West Ham station will be lit round-the-clock by […]

Recycled sewage replaces drinking water

Recycled wastewater will help irrigate the London 2012 Olympic Park, saving good quality drinking water. The Secretary of State for the Environment opened a £7m facility, the biggest ‘black water’ treatment works in Britain. Caroline Spelman said: “Projects like this, which safely recycle water and prevent the need for fresh water to be used where […]