Solar power in British prisons to support MOJ’s net zero target

Gov Facility Services Ltd is introducing a series of green upgrades in prisons that are expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 2,300 tonnes

UK and Scottish Governments ‘must work together to keep oil and gas in the ground as part of net zero deal’

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has called for the governments to invest in low carbon industries to replace the fossil fuel sectors

Hull launches multi-million-pound project to decarbonise heat across city centre

Hull City Council’s planned district heating network will help achieve the region’s ambition to become carbon-neutral by 2030

Schools across England ‘wasting more than £326m each year on inefficient lighting’

This means they are also generating more than 572,000 tonnes of unnecessary carbon dioxide emissions annually

North West to invest £7bn to boost low carbon industry skills

Led by the University of Chester and Manchester Metropolitan University, the Cluster skills roadmap aims to identify skills and technology gaps across industries as businesses prepare to meet the government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050

Local authorities offered £50m to create UK’s first all-electric bus town

The grant is to replace an entire city or town’s bus fleet to vehicles that are fully electric

Only 40 schools in England protected from toxic car emissions at gates

A new UK100 report says one of the main challenge to implementing ‘school streets’ outside London is the lack of resources and powers for local councils to enforce a ban on parents driving to school

Environmental lawyers threaten councils with legal action over climate inaction

ClientEarth is writing to each local authority that is developing a new local plan, giving them eight weeks to explain how they will set their carbon goals

John Lewis seeks self-supply retail water licence

The retailer says the licence will give it the opportunity to take more control over water usage and data, deal directly with wholesalers and improve its water strategy

UK Government launches investigation into massive power cut

National Grid Electricity System Operator said the power cut was due to the loss of two large generators – gas and offshore wind – on 9th August

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