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Sydney unveils $60m green energy deal

Sydney unveils $60m green energy deal

Renewable electricity will power all city-owned properties, including pools, libraries, playing fields, depots and council buildings, including historic Sydney Town Hall.

Google’s tool to help cities measure emissions expands to Europe

Google’s tool to help cities measure emissions expands to Europe

The first European cities to gain access are Dublin, Birmingham and Manchester, with Wolverhampton and Coventry to follow soon.

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Circular economy will replace wasteful linear one by 2029

Sustainability officers must put in place new models and encourage the continuous reuse of materials to minimise waste and the demand for additional natural resource consumption.

Council trial finds “breakthrough” technology could dramatically cut UK waste

Council trial finds “breakthrough” technology could dramatically cut UK waste

The trial suggests that if the HERU was rolled out across the UK, it could prevent 13.5 million tonnes of resource entering the UK’s waste system.

Helsinki citizens give positive feedback to 'robot' buses

Helsinki citizens give positive feedback to 'robot' buses

More than 2000 passengers have ridden on the driverless bus, including many first timers, and the majority said they felt safe and secure.

Helsinki launches local sustainability programme

Helsinki launches local sustainability programme

Think Sustainably aims to help individuals make informed lifestyle and business decisions and comes in response to citizen concern about climate change.

UK's climate change credibility rests on action, now

UK's climate change credibility rests on action, now

The Committee on Climate Change’s new progress report reveals that the UK Government has delivered just one of 25 critical policies to lower emissions in the past year.

London announces plans for its electric future

London announces plans for its electric future

They include a major expansion of the EV charging network to ensure the capital continues its drive to be one of the world’s leading zero-emission cities.

San Francisco Downtown commits to clean power

San Francisco Downtown commits to clean power

Mayor announces a plan to transition private commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet or larger to 100 per cent renewable electricity.

Many Brits won't give up their cars, even for the environment

Many Brits won't give up their cars, even for the environment

Concern for the environment is the least popular reason to switch from a private car to alternative modes of transport, says a new survey.