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Voi appointed for e-bike and e-scooter trial scheme

Voi appointed for e-bike and e-scooter trial scheme: An electric bikes and e-scooters scheme for the public is to be rolled out in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Appointed on a 12-month trial basis, Swedish micro-mobility operator Voi is to provide e-bikes across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region and test out e-scooters in the centre of Cambridge.…
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Non Cyclists generate 84% more CO2 daily than cyclists

Non Cyclists generate 84% more CO2 daily than cyclists: People who do not use a bicycle for daily trips generate 84% more carbon dioxide emissions than cyclists. The EU-funded active mobility project PASTA has found in a survey, which suggests a shift in travel modes to bicycles from cars can decrease lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions…
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£10m hydrogen home heating project launched

£10m hydrogen home heating project launched: A £10 million National Grid trial project has been launched to test if hydrogen can heat homes in the UK and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from industry. A hydrogen test facility at Spadeadam in Cumbria is planned to be built– to be delivered by the risk management and energy…
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Arup appointed to work on carbon-neutral COP26 summit

Arup appointed to work on carbon-neutral COP26 summit: Engineering company Arup has been chosen by the UK Government to act as sustainability consultant and make the COP26 summit greener. The firm will work with key suppliers to build a sustainable supply chain and will also develop a carbon management plan for the event. To help…
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£1.3bn green recovery infrastructure investment confirmed

£1.3bn green recovery infrastructure investment confirmed: A new £1.3 billion green recovery investment for thousands of new homes and other vital infrastructure projects to speed up recovery has been confirmed by the UK Government. The investment is expected to create up to 85,000 jobs, deliver up to 45,000 homes and reduce around 65 million kilogrammes…
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First Cornish smart-grid wind turbine turned on

First Cornish smart-grid wind turbine turned on: Thanks to the switching-on of a new wind turbine connected to the grid, more than 1,400 homes in Cornwall will be powered with renewables in September. The project is estimated to reduce Cornwall’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3,300 tonnes every year, the first to be built in Cornwall…
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Green aerospace gets £400m funding

Green aerospace gets £400m funding: A new round of funding worth £400 million to make the aerospace sector greener, has been launched by the government. To secure future manufacturing in the UK, it includes a FlyZero initiative aiming to bring together 100 experts to commence work on zero emission aircraft technology. The development of high-performance…
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Essex green tariff helps save £258 on power bills

Essex green tariff helps save £258 on power bills: An energy switching initiative from the local authority in Essex has given households the chance to see their gas and electricity bills lowered by £258. Registration was free and the eligible tariffs provided 100% renewable electricity, the energy switching scheme organised by Essex County Council aims…
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CO2 to animal feed tech gets £3m funding

CO2 to animal feed tech gets £3m funding: £3 million of funding from Innovate UK has been secured by an innovative carbon recycling project which turns industrial emissions into animal feed. Carbon dioxide from Drax Power’s Selby power station will be used by the biotechnology company Deep Branch, the REACT-FIRST project will apply its carbon-to-protein…
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Siberian heatwaves caused by human climate change

Siberian heatwaves caused by human climate change: Recent prolonged heatwaves from January to June in Siberia would not have been experienced, if not for humanity’s impact on the climate system. In a new analysis from an international team of climate scientists led by the UK Met Office comes to the conclusion, which suggests the temperatures…
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