Children increasingly travelling to school by car, despite pollution fears

The percentage of primary school children walking or riding bikes to their place of education fell by 2% last year

Big producers hit record with renewables and nuclear

The share of low carbon electricity generation by major power producers rose 7.2% to a record high of 50% in the second quarter of this year. That’s according to new data released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) which tracked energy production and consumption over the period – it shows this […]

New UK data centre to better inform green decisions

A new UK data centre aims to better inform decisions in sustainability and a range of other areas. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is opening the Data Science Campus in Newport today, as part of a £17 million investment in statistics announced last year. The site will use new data sources and technologies to provide richer real-time statistics for policymakers and businesses […]

Coal the most-used energy source in late 2014

Despite coal plants shutting down in the UK, it was one of the main sources of electricity towards the end of 2014. New statistics released by the UK Government show the increase in wholesale gas prices and nuclear outages meant generators switched back to coal. It provided 34.6% of electricity generation while gas stood at […]