Brits wise up to smart meters

Almost everyone in the UK is now aware of smart meters. That’s according to Smart Energy GB’s latest public survey of around 10,000 people, which shows 97% of the population knows the digital meters are being rolled out to homes and small businesses across England, Scotland and Wales. Smart meters bring an end to estimated […]

Sadiq Khan outlines plans for a greener London

The Mayor of London has today outlined plans for London’s sustainable development. Sadiq Khan’s ‘A City for all Londoners’ document sets out how the capital would respond to the challenges caused by a fast-growing population and a changing climate as the city moves towards its 2050 zero emissions target. It proposes to reduce the use of cars […]

China gets $200m for waste-to-energy plants

China is getting loans worth $200 million (£131m) to turn its cities’ waste into a sustainable source of renewable energy. The cash from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help small and medium-sized cities build at least nine plants capable of converting up to 6,300 tons of municipal solid waste daily into energy. The plants […]

Chief scientist warns climate change will bring extremes in weather

The UK Government’s chief scientist has warned time delays in the climate system means that greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere now will determine the weather the world experiences for the next 25 years. Sir John Beddington (pictured) said climate change is one of the things he has been trying to bring to the Government’s […]