TfL drives forward £18m EV charging project

Transport for London (TfL) has announced an £18 million project for rapid charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) in the capital. Around 75 charging points will initially be installed by the end of this year for the first generation of electric black cabs. The network will increase to 150 by the end of 2018 and […]

Sadiq Khan to invest £770m to promote cycling in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced an investment worth £154 million per year in the next five years to promote cycling in London. The money will be part of Transport for London’s draft Business Plan being published later this week. City Hall claims £770 million will be spent on infrastructure and initiatives to promote cycling […]

Whitehall gridlocked as cabbies protest over ‘air pollution and congestion’

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Renewable trade body CEO joins TfL board

Transport for London (TfL) has appointed Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) Chief Executive Nina Skorupska as one of its board members. Ms Skorupska will be part of the new Board of Governors, appointed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, which includes 11 other members. She will bring extensive knowledge of the renewable heat, power and transport industries to […]

London Tube to be powered by ‘clean electricity’

London tube stations are to be powered by “clean electricity”, thanks to a new scheme. Mayor Sadiq Khan has been given permission by energy regulator Ofgem to formally advertise a new type of junior electricity supply licence called ‘licence lite’. That means he can buy energy from low and zero carbon power generators and sell it directly […]

Pedestrian-powered streets in the West End

A new project aiming to generate energy using the sun and pavement movement in London has won funding. The ‘Intelligent Street’ in the West End, a traffic-free space off Oxford Street, will be transformed with solar and kinetic power generating technologies. “Materials in roofs, canopies and pavements would generate the energy and would be integrated […]

TfL launches freight emissions reduction scheme

A new programme to reduce the emissions of freight and fleet operators in London has been launched. Transport for London’s (TfL) five-year ‘LoCITY’ project aims to encourage the uptake of cleaner vans and lorries by increasing the availability of low emission vehicles, reforming environmental operating standards and improving refuelling and recharging infrastructure. The programme will […]

London tube stations powered by recycled energy

London tube stations could keep their lights using recycled energy from train brakes. A new technology which collects waste energy from tube train brakes to power stations has been successfully tested for five weeks at Victoria Station. According to Transport for London (TfL), 1MWh of energy can be captured per day, enough to power 104 […]

Boris’ buses hit another bump in the road

Many of the ‘green’  buses in London are dependent upon diesel due to faulty batteries. London’s Mayor Boris Johnson has long championed green public transport but his hybrid Routemaster buses are now being criticised for faulty batteries and an overdependence on diesel. The small conventional engines, which are only supposed to run while the batteries are charging, […]

Watchdog brands Boris Johnson’s clean air advert ‘misleading’

The UK’s advertising watchdog has slammed Boris Johnson’s advert, suggesting it has misled the public. The London Mayor and Transport for London’s (TfL) Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) adverts stated “introducing the zone in 2020 will encourage the use of newer, cleaner vehicles to reduce vehicle pollution by half.” The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) made […]