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Cleaning the capital’s air: London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone

By Shani Kotecha Amid growing concerns about air quality and its link to poor health, London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, brought forward the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone by a year. It comes into operation on 8 April 2019. Air pollution contributes to 40,000 early deaths in the UK every year...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Wed, 03/04/2019 - 13:59



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Riding to work: cycling in the city

The UK Government, Cycling UK and local authorities are all aiming to get more people commuting by bike in the near future. With private petrol and diesel vehicles one of the major sources of carbon emissions in the UK, every bike journey helps. But what's it like cycling in the big city? We caught...

Submitted by StewMuir on Thu, 28/03/2019 - 17:57



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A pool ebike at Energy Saving Trust

by Kirsty McIver At the Energy Saving Trust we give lots of advice on how to save energy as you travel, cut fuel bills and live more sustainably. We do our best to apply this ethos to our working life here at Energy Saving Trust. Our latest step towards zero emission travel is an ebike for our...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 26/03/2019 - 14:28



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Switched on Scotland

Energy Saving Trust recently held the first Switched on Scotland Forum at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, in partnership with Transport Scotland. More than 150 delegates attended representing businesses, local authorities, public sector agencies, charities and not-for-profit organisations. The event...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Fri, 22/03/2019 - 15:50



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Clean air zones open up the electric car market

With more makes and models of pure electric and hybrid vehicles coming on to the market, it’s easier than ever to find the right electric vehicle (EV). The introduction of Clean Air Zones in London in 2019, and in cities across the UK from 2020 onwards presents a powerful motivation to invest in an...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 15/01/2019 - 11:00



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WLTP and changes to car fuel consumption labelling

Changes to the emissions test for cars and vans mean we can expect to see more accurate fuel consumption labelling and classification for vehicle taxation purposes. Every vehicle produced by manufacturers has to undergo laboratory testing to determine its fuel consumption and emission levels,...

Submitted by Ian Featherstone on Thu, 13/12/2018 - 00:01



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Online vs high-street shopping – what’s more energy efficient?

We took a look at which method of shopping is more energy-efficient – online or traditional. Online shopping has grown steadily since the dawn of the internet age. Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that online sales made up almost 18% of the value of all sales in the UK. To...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 19/11/2018 - 11:57



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Planes, trains and automobiles – carbon emissions compared between London and Edinburgh

It’s coming up to that time of year when people choose to travel back home, to be with friends and family over the holiday season. So we wondered which was the best way to make those journeys. We took a look at the amount of carbon generated by different methods of travel. Of course, the ‘best’...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Mon, 12/11/2018 - 17:37



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Energy Saving Trust and Highways England - Traffic Officer Ride Out

By Tim Anderson – Senior Account Manager, Energy Saving Trust Energy Saving Trust works to helps people save energy when they’re at home and on the move. One of our key areas of expertise is working with businesses to help them manage the emissions from their fleet . Energy Saving Trust is working...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 06/11/2018 - 10:25



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Green Great Britain Week – Minister learns about ecodriving in pure electric Nissan Leaf

Electric vehicles The first Green Great Britain Week provides a new platform to showcase how clean growth is providing new jobs, growing the economy and supporting the mission to tackle climate change. This landmark week of action celebrates the opportunities created in renewable energy, electric...

Submitted by Rebecca Milligan on Tue, 16/10/2018 - 09:54