Gary Lineker opens football pitch made of recycled crisp packets

The Match of the Day presenter unveiled the Walkers project earlier today, which has been built in Leicester to benefit the local community and the environment

Leicester unveils plans to build ‘UK’s first’ carbon-neutral bus station

Almost 750 square metres of the building’s roof will be fitted with photovoltaic panels that will generate power to cover its energy needs

Do fish and chip shops have a plaice in modern society?

A restaurant in Leicester has closed after the owner became concerned with the environmental impacts of the business

Get ready for Energy Live Future 2017

Have you been wondering about the cryptic Energy Live News tweets about our brand new event? Well, we can finally reveal some of the details for the 7617 event – also called Energy Live Future, exclusively for large energy end users. It will be held on the 7th of June at the National Space Centre […]

Brit cities ask PM to back energy efficiency target

Four British cities have sent Prime Minister David Cameron a letter asking him to back an “ambitious, binding energy efficiency target” for 2030 in the EU. Bristol, Aberdeen, Leicester and Milton Keynes are members of Energy Cities, a European association of local authorities. On October 23-24, European leaders will vote on bringing in a target […]

Sainsbury’s to open “triple zero” green supermarket

Sainsbury’s is opening a store it claims is “triple zero” – that is, emitting zero carbon emissions from the energy it uses, sending no waste to landfill and with zero impact on water use in its local area. Opening on Wednesday, the supermarket says the new 81,700 sq ft Leicester branch is its most environmentally […]

De Montfort University hopes for sunny energy savings of £25k

De Montfort University in Leicester has installed 502 solar panels on three of its main buildings (pictured). With 22,000 students and 2,700 staff, the academic institute expects to save around £25,500 on its annual electricity bills after the move. After spending £180,000 on the panels, the energy savings should help it break even in seven […]

Newcastle is UK’s most sustainable city

Newcastle has been voted the UK’s most sustainable city for the second year in a row, while Hull has come bottom. The north east capital comes out top of an annual survey by Forum for the Future, which ranks cities on their environmental performance, measures they have taken for a low-carbon future, and quality of […]

House gets eco-refit

A terraced house in Leicester is to get a £150,000 refit in an experiment to see if its energy consumption can be cut by 80%. The two-bedroom house will have insulation fitted to internal walls, the main living area will be moved upstairs and a pod bedroom will be installed in the loft. The house […]