Self-driving shuttles, very light rail, and the future of local transport

Projects in Sunderland and Shrewsbury are signs of a growing focus on developing new clean and cost-effective travel modes. ‘SAMS represents a significant leap forward in our efforts to embrace innovation and improve the quality of life for our residents,’ says Patrick Melia, chief executive of Sunderland City Council.  Beginning trials this month, the North […]

UK banks can now assess ESG within their supply chains

Environmental, social and governance efforts of British and EU partners will now be searchable through a new data repository. Launched by CRIF, the new environmental, social and governance [ESG] analytics platform draws on 130 key indicators based on UK and European Union information sources, taking into account factors such as water usage, waste production, emissions, […]

UK’s biggest Women In Cooling event set for Birmingham

InstallerSHOW is behind the industry gathering, which will run for three days this summer.  Taking place at Birmingham NEC, the conference and exhibition will run from27th – 29th June 2024, and feature an inspirational keynote speech, presentations and panel discussions from leading female figures in the UK and global sector.  Among other things, the first […]

Report highlights how to advance and retain women in clean energy

New findings cover 150 professions in a historically male-dominated sector, and could provide a roadmap to improved equity.  Research conducted by Shortlist and the Global Energy Alliance, presented in the report Empowering Women in Clean Energy: Advancing and Retaining an Equitable Workforce focuses on sub-Saharan African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, […]

Watch: UK’s most-climate friendly school dinners announced

Two caterers deliver the most environmentally-aligned meals for primary and secondary school children in the UK.  Announced by esteemed conservationist and TV presenter Chris Packham, Waltham Forest Catering and Plant-based School Kitchens came out on top of the inaugural National Champions of ProVeg School Plates Awards. Celebrating excellence in sustainable and healthy school food, the […]

British Geological Survey launches ‘living laboratory’

The scientific research organisation has installed a new low-carbon heating system and will monitor benefits in real-time, producing significant data for others to learn from. A geothermal heat pump has been installed at the headquarters of the British Geological Survey (BGS) in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire. Costing £1.7million, the project has been majority funded by the Natural […]

No growth on a dead planet: Budget 2024 is another climate blow

With national spending plans unveiled, experts are asking one glaring question: why is nobody talking about net zero and green industries?  Less than one fiscal quarter since Jeremy Hunt delivered his Autumn Statement, today the Chancellor unveiled his Spring Budget, updating us on the country’s finances and economic outlook. And once again environmental groups and […]