Lake District launches £1million sustainable travel scheme
A new year-long programme funded with £1 million from the Department for Transport has been launched to maximise the benefits of cleaner, greener travel to Cumbria’s key tourist destinations.
Scotland to explore cash-for-empty bottles recycling scheme
A new report investigating the options for a refundable cash deposit for recycling drinks bottles and cans in Scotland has been released today by Zero Waste Scotland.
Renewable energy generation up 20% as job numbers soar
The Renewable Energy Association's (REA) annual REview, conducted in partnership with PwC and Innovas, has shown generation of renewable electricity in the UK has increased by a fifth, while jobs in the industry are up
New national database of UK coastal flooding launched
Scientists have compiled a new database of coastal flooding in the UK over the last 100 years, which they hope will provide crucial information to help prevent future flooding events.
Leading university vows to keep investing in fossil fuel companies
The University of Edinburgh has resisted a campaign to divest its investments in fossil fuel companies.
Campaign launched to protect under-threat EU nature laws
A campaign to protect European laws that are crucial for the protection of some of the world’s most important wildlife sites and species has been launched today by a coalition of 100 organisations.
Football's greenest club teams up with Mitsubishi plug-in hybrid
England’s greenest football club, Forest Green Rovers, has signed a sponsorship deal with their local Mitsubishi dealership.
Amber Rudd appointed UK's new Secretary of Energy and Climate Change
Former junior Climate Change Minister Amber Rudd has been promoted to Energy Secretary following the Conservative’s General Election victory.
General Election reaction: Re-elected PM now needs to find his "inner husky"
Green campaigners and industry leaders have given their reaction to the Conservative Party’s shock majority win in the General Election.
CO2 tax pushes UK energy prices up as German renewables cuts bills
The price spread between UK and Continental European power prices widened in April as a hike in the UK’s CO2 tax pushed prices up, while record solar power production in Germany saw spot prices fall below €30 per meg
French wind turbine maker announces opening of UK subsidiary
Vergnet, a global renewable energy solutions provider and leading manufacturer of medium scale wind turbines, has announced the opening of a UK subsidiary located in Ripley, Derbyshire
Head of shale gas task force bans anti-fracking advert from UK media
The influence of the head of the UK’s shale gas task force has been questioned after the advertising watchdog panel he chairs banned an anti-fracking advert.
Residents to scoop £36m from UK's largest community renewable project
Construction of the UK’s largest community owned wind farm is to be completed this week and is expected to earn local villages over £36 million across its operational lifetime.
Groundbreaking system launches for £600m Earth observation market
Leading sustainability software and data firm Ecometrica has launched a new technology which allows government departments and firms to analyse complex data from satellites without the need for supercomputers for the fir
Shell loses latest battle to base Arctic drilling operation in Seattle
The Mayor of Seattle has refused permission to allow oil giant Shell to base its Arctic drilling operation at the city’s port.