New online checker for clean air zones with charges launched

The vehicle checker, which is now live, aims to help businesses and drivers to prepare for the introduction of clean air zones in Birmingham and Leeds

Buildings ‘should be retrofitted rather than rebuilt’ to decarbonise sector

The Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission says current government tax structures incentivise the unnecessary demolition of buildings

Dutch ship management firm sets sail with €110m green loan

The project is expected to significantly reduce emissions of sulphur oxide and particulate matter pollutants

Ribena bottles
Lucozade Ribena Suntory invests £13m in efficiency upgrade

The project will reduce the amount of water and energy used during manufacturing by 40% per bottle

Picture of two yellow buses on the road in Berlin, Germany.
EU approves €107m German public support for greener buses

It will enable the retrofitting of diesel buses used for public transport in around 90 municipalities

UK commits £2.5m for low emission retrofit technologies

It will support testing of new technologies for the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme

Nottingham homes future-proofed with green upgrades

A number of homes near Nottingham have become the first in the country to be upgraded to the energy efficiency standards expected in 2050. The 10 apartments in Sneinton have been fitted with new outside walls, a solar roof and upgraded heating systems as part of a pilot project designed to make older homes more […]

Fifth of Britons rate interior deco over green upgrades

More than a fifth of people in the UK would prioritise building an annex to get more space in their home above investing in energy saving measures. That’s according to the results of a Europe-wide 8,000 person survey published by E.ON, which asked respondents what they would do if they had to spend a large […]

Mancunian community energy finds key to home retrofits

A community energy group in Manchester has found a way to effectively carry out domestic energy efficiency retrofits. Carbon Co-op says its Community Green Deal can cut energy consumption and emissions by up to 60% by combining expert technical advice and supervision with a modest financial incentive, in this case a zero-interest loan. By bringing multiple […]

Retrofitting shopping centres ‘could be key to EU efforts’

Retrofitting shopping centres could play a significant role in reaching Europe’s green goals. That’s according to the EU-funded CommONEnergy project, which says “temples of consumerism” need to be turned into “lighthouses of sustainable consumer behavior”, by being properly accounted for in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The research adds wholesale & retail sites represent 28% of non-residential […]