Two thirds of councils in the UK ‘don’t consider climate change in planning decisions’

Although over 60% of councils have declared climate emergencies, they have a critical shortage of skills in relation to planning for climate change, according to a new report

Oxford City Council to host youth climate summit this autumn

The online event aims to offer younger citizens a platform to discuss issues, access expert knowledge and shape the city’s future climate strategy

Gaia says no! Episode 6 – Special:Jonathon Porritt

In this special edition of our hit podcast series, Sir Jonathon Porritt joins me for a one to one conversation, looking at our options over the next decade

East Lindsey District Council aims to reduce emissions by a minimum of 45% by 2027

The local authority is working with the Carbon Trust to diminish its carbon footprint, half of which is created by its vehicle fleet

‘Installation of new gas boilers should be banned from 2025 to help the UK meet its net zero goal’

The Confederation of British Industry and the University of Birmingham suggest the government should mandate that all new domestic boiler installations must be hybrid or hydrogen-ready

Should the UK’s response to coronavirus take 2050 net zero goal into account?

The Treasury Committee is relaunching an inquiry into the decarbonisation of the UK economy and green finance

Sustainable aviation fuel firm Velocys joins UK Government’s Jet Zero Council

The company pledges to fuel transatlantic flights in five years with the sustainable oil produced at its waste-to-jet-fuel facility in Lincolnshire

‘Manchester could reach 2038 net zero target with a 25% reduction of its energy use’

An urgent phase-out of fossil fuel gas in favour of hydrogen could help the city become carbon-neutral 12 years earlier than the rest of the UK, according to a new report

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Cornwall Council to accelerate its carbon-neutral journey with smart-grid wind turbine development

This turbine claims to be the first of its kind in the UK and is able to make small adjustments to the output in order to support the grid’s stability

Swindon Borough Council lowers the carbon footprint of its traffic lights

The switch to LED lights is expected to save more than £33,000 in energy costs and avoid 66 tonnes of CO2 every year