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Local councils to bid for £7m to help air quality

Local councils to bid for £7m to help air quality: Local councils all over England are being asked to bid for funding amounting to £7 million to investigate creative ways to make air quality in their areas better. The Air Quality Grant will help councils develop and put measures in place that benefit schools, communities…
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Scottish farmers to bid for £5m for sustainable equipment

Scottish farmers to bid for £5m for sustainable equipment: Farmers, crofters & agricultural contracts in Scotland are invited to bid for as much as £5 million for sustainable farming equipment. The Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme (SACGS) will supply funding for equipment “with a recognised evidence base” to take of the water environment as well…
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Oxford is moving forward with a massive electric bus plan

Oxford is moving forward with a massive electric bus plan: Oxford has unveiled an electric bus fleet program aimed at lowering the city’s emissions. This comes on the heels of Oxfordshire County Council’s request for £32.8 million from the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas scheme. The £82.5 million funding package, which includes investments from Go Ahead…
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Green shipping: The UK intends to investigate shore electricity at ports

Green shipping: The UK intends to investigate shore electricity at ports: The UK government has announced intentions to speed marine decarbonisation by converting ports to low-emissions shore power. Following the government’s commitment to decarbonising the sector through its Transport Decarbonisation Plan, Maritime Minister Robert Courts has launched a request for evidence to gather information on…
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Are CO2 levels in British school rooms high?

Are CO2 levels in British school rooms high?: Almost one-eighth of all schools and colleges have “too high” levels of carbon dioxide. The startling discovery comes from a survey conducted by the Department for Education (DfE) of education and childcare establishments that have acquired carbon dioxide monitors to check ventilation within classrooms. According to the…
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Government launches Active Travel England with £5.5m

Government launches Active Travel England with £5.5m: The government has established Active Travel England (ATE), a new cycling and walking organisation, with £5.5 million in funding pledged to enhance air quality and people’s health and well-being. Olympic gold medalist and cyclist Chris Boardman has been appointed as the agency’s temporary Commissioner. The York-based ATE will…
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Children globally urge UN to realise their ‘right to clean air’

Children globally urge UN to realise their ‘right to clean air’: Over 29,000 children globally have called on the UN to recognise their right to clean air. The Freedom to Breathe movement, along with various NGOs have set the children’s desires at the threshold of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)…
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UK announce £9m for communities to stop air pollution

UK announce £9m for communities to stop air pollution: The government has reported funding valued at £9 million for regional authorities throughout England to enhance air quality. Its Air Quality Grant, that is currently open for applications, supports councils to establish and implement steps that benefit schools, businesses & communities and lower air pollution. No…
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Severity of COVID & hospitalisation related to air pollution

Severity of COVID & hospitalisation related to air pollution: Researchers have confirmed people residing in areas of high air pollution pre-pandemic might have a greater risk of contracting COVID-19 as well as being admitted to hospital. A current study from Imperial College London, commissioned by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, discovered this is most probable due…
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1st hydrogen double decker bus given to Birmingham

1st hydrogen double decker bus given to Birmingham: The 1st out of 20 hydrogen fuel cell double decker buses was transported to Birmingham, they are planned to be up and running  at a later date this year. It is carried out by Birmingham City Council’s Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot, that focuses on tackling the…
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