Sustainable Building & Living
UK's largest housebuilder announces new science-based carbon reduction targets
The country's largest housebuilder, Barratt Developments, says it has become the first housebuilder to announce new science-based targets for reducing carbon emissions. It claims the targets are in line with efforts to limit global warming to 1.5oC, needed to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.
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Royal Mail Group Ltd, the owner of one of Europe's largest fleets, has signed a deal with EDF in the UK to deliver electric vehicle infrastructure. This will support Royal Mail Group's aims under the Optimise Prime Project – the world's largest commercial electric vehicle project.
Logistics company UPS and the University of Dublin's Trinity College have announced a five-year partnership to drive sustainable solutions for Dublin.
Innovative deployment of solar lighting and power generation has resulted in a major rail renewal project at Llanwern, South Wales achieving 97% diesel-free operation. And the project's leaders, Network Rail and Colas Rail Ltd, feel it has proved the viability of a sustainable 'Site of the Future'.
There has been enough debate over the need to improve urban air quality. Now's the time for decisive action to be taken to ensure air quality targets are achieved and to meet the public demand for cleaner air and reduced traffic congestion, say Ashley Bijster, Managing Director of Imperial, and Tim Daniels, Sales Director of Videalert.
As part of the strategic partnership between the Automobile Association and Chargemaster, which is now part of BP, all 4,000 or so AA inspected hotels and B&Bs are being offered the opportunity to have electric vehicle charging points installed at no cost and integrated into the UK's largest public network.
eVolt UK has installed the latest versions of its rapid charging units, being deployed into the first and largest purpose-built charging hub in the UK that includes both solar power and energy storage.
A truck with a combustion engine powered entirely from zero carbon hydrogen fuel will take to the roads later this year. Developed by Liverpool based hydrogen fuel pioneer ULEMCo, the converted VOLVO FH16 lorry is designed to provide a demonstration of how hydrogen fuel can be deployed to decarbonise heavy goods vehicles efficiently and cost effectively.
Hurtigruten's new hybrid expedition ship MS Roald Amundsen has touched water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The vessel features new hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
Successfully managing the electric grid impact of the rapid growth of electric vehicles, anticipated in the UK, has come a step closer with the announcement of a £9.8 million Government funded Vehicle-to-Grid demonstrator project, led by Nissan and including energy firms and academia - which offers incentives to fleet and private owners.
A project combining Ordnance Survey (OS) geospatial data with real-time air quality data from EarthSense Systems is set to highlight clean cycle routes in Britain's cities.