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West Midlands local authorities to trial e-scooters

West Midlands local authorities to trial e-scooters

Trials will take place in dedicated zones in each local authority, covering areas where existing on-highway infrastructure is in place to safely accommodate e-scooter use.

Edinburgh claims the UK’s first fully eco-powered greenspace

Edinburgh claims the UK’s first fully eco-powered greenspace

Saughton Park in the Scottish capital city is using micro-hydro technology on the Water of Leith, generating electricity for all the park’s needs, including running two ground source heat pump systems.

Green tech start-up wins funding for solar rail demonstrator

Green tech start-up wins funding for solar rail demonstrator

It will enable Riding Sunbeams to develop a direct connection between renewable energy generators and electrified rail networks and eventually power a train using green electricity.

City of Lahti launches personal carbon trading scheme

City of Lahti launches personal carbon trading scheme

The free mobile CitiCap app automatically tracks a means of transport used and allows citizens in the Finnish city to benefit from reducing their own mobility emissions.

Survey reveals gap between climate change perceptions and required actions

Survey reveals gap between climate change perceptions and required actions

While three quarters of UK consumers believe climate change is a serious threat, they are still unclear as to which activities in their lives emit carbon.

The smartest cities on climate: What can we learn?

The smartest cities on climate: What can we learn?

More cities must ramp up their climate ambition and deliver urgent action, fast, says Kyra Appleby, Global Director of Cities, States and Regions at CDP.

Google pledges $4 million to support climate action in cities

Google pledges $4 million to support climate action in cities

Grants from the fund will be used to support non-profits and academic institutions in Europe and Latin America that are leading data-driven climate action efforts in select cities.

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.

Is pride key to making greener choices and saving the planet?

Is pride key to making greener choices and saving the planet?

New research reckons that recalling previous green behaviour has a more positive impact on making future sustainable and environmentally friendly choices than feeling guilty.

Plymouth City Council trials vehicle-to-grid for its EV fleet

Plymouth City Council trials vehicle-to-grid for its EV fleet

The UK council, which has set a goal of being carbon neutral, is partnering with E-Flex, a demonstration project led by Cisco.