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Electric-car powered graffiti has hit the streets of London to highlight the capital's pollution problem caused by vehicle exhausts fumes.
Environmental charities and sustainability experts are calling on company bosses to encourage their staff to walk and cycle to work and reap the rewards of a more productive workforce.
New models helped sales of electric cars in the European Union double in 2013, but the zero-emission vehicles still only account for one in every 250 new cars sold.
Drivers in London with vehicles fuelled by diesel will be charged an additional fee similar to the existing £11.50 congestion charge, if proposals by the mayor Boris Johnson are accepted.
A small, six bedroom guesthouse nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia has beaten the odds to win a prestigious award taken last year by the luxury Savoy Hotel.
A European political stalemate that has been blamed for stopping investment in the biofuels industry for almost two years appeared to have been lifted on Friday when European Ministers agreed to set a cap on the use of food-based biofuels in transport fuel.
Tesla Motors, the luxury electric car maker, has been accused of bullying a UK green energy company and attempting to take over several of its charging stations at crucial sites on the UK motorway network.
A delayed project to supply British Airways (BA) with jet fuel from converted waste is a step closer after it was announced a location has been found for the GreenSky fuel plant, in Thurrock, Essex.
The chancellor has pledged £340 million towards repairing and rebuilding UK infrastructure ravaged by the winter floods and storms, announcing a £200 million fund to fix potholes and £140 million for flood defences.
A point-to-point electric car-sharing scheme has been promised for London by the billionaire tycoon behind the Paris prototype, with thousands of new vehicle-charging points to be added in London this year.
With new models, new technology, improvements in infrastructure, and Government subsidies, more and more consumers are realising the cost and carbon benefits of electric vehicles – it’s time businesses did too, says Andreas Atkins, head of Electric Vehicle Services, British Gas.
Ecotricity, the green energy supplier, is aiming to hook up more customers to its green energy by offering electric vehicle (EV) drivers that are customers around 1,000 miles worth of free electricity.
Motorway drivers are set to be limited to a speed of just 60 mile per hour (mph) for a 34-mile stretch of the M1 in a bid to meet European standards on air pollution.
Solar, renewable subsidies, energy efficiency, alternative financing solutions, green grants, low-carbon transport and cleantech innovation were all key themes in GreenWise’s top 10 stories of 2013.
A waterway could offer a sustainable way of meeting water demand as well as providing employment, flood relief and boosting tourism