It is hoped that car clubs may help address forthcoming challenges including population growth, environmental issues and congestion

Strategy to promote car clubs as alternative to ownership in London

Transport for London, London Councils, the Greater London Authority and car club operators have developed an action plan to promote car club membership in the city as an alternative to car ownership.

E.ON's Saving Energy Toolkit offers information and advice on household energy consumption

Over 1m E.ON customers sign up for energy saving tool

Over 1million E.ON customers have signed up for the company's online tool Saving Energy Toolkit, which helps households understand their energy consumption better.

"It doesn't matter whether you're a small organisation or large – there are ways to cut your resource use and waste," says a recipient of the SME Loan fund

Scottish businesses offered help to improve resource efficiency

SMEs and third sector organisations in Scotland have been offered assistance to implement resource efficiency measures, such as reducing water use or waste.

Air pollution from burning coal has been linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease and asthma

Weakened rules on coal pollution ‘could cause 71,000 avoidable deaths’

A study commissioned by the European Environmental Bureau and Greenpeace has estimated that 71,000 avoidable deaths could be caused if standards on pollution from coal power stations are relaxed by the EU.

Manufacturing

Nestlé's Fawdon factory has achieved its target of zero waste to landfill following the installation of the anaerobic digester

Nestlé factory achieves zero waste to landfill with ‘chocolate soup’

Nestlé's factory in Newcastle, used to manufacture confectionary brands including Rolo, Caramac and Toffee Crisp, has for the last year been powered by an anaerobic digestion process using 'chocolate soup'.

Retail

The Co-operative sources 100 per cent of own-label products including bananas on Fairtrade terms

Co-operative recommits to Fairtrade at AGM

The Fairtrade Foundation says it is 'delighted' that Co-operative Group members voted to recommit to Fairtrade at its recent AGM.

Waste & Recycling

The plant would be powered by waste which cannot be recycled, says the NLWA

New north London energy facility to be ‘one of the best performing’ in air quality

The new North London Heat and Power Project 'will be one of the best performing in Europe when it comes to air quality' and 'able to heat people's homes for many years to come'.

Food & Farming

Nestlé's Fawdon factory has achieved its target of zero waste to landfill following the installation of the anaerobic digester

Nestlé factory achieves zero waste to landfill with ‘chocolate soup’

Nestlé's factory in Newcastle, used to manufacture confectionary brands including Rolo, Caramac and Toffee Crisp, has for the last year been powered by an anaerobic digestion process using 'chocolate soup'.

Transport & Cities

Demand Logic won the second phase of the Cognicity Challenge

Canary Wharf to trial energy efficiency technologies

Demand Logic and SEaB Energy will trial their energy production and efficiency technologies at Canary Wharf after winning the second phase of the Cognicity smart cities accelerator programme.

Green Living

A new website allows anyone to check the water quality of their local beach

English beaches cleaner than ever ahead of new EU standards

Some 99.5 per cent of swimming areas along the English coast have past water quality tests. However, the Environment Agency is urging stakeholders to continue to reduce pollution ahead of stricter new EU standards.

Events

David Cameron paid a visit to the UK Green Investment Bank

Green Investment Bank ‘leading the world’, says David Cameron

David Cameron has visited the UK Green Investment Bank's Edinburgh offices, where he said GIB 'is leading the world in finding innovative solutions to make sure that the UK is at the forefront of the next generation of energy infrastructure'.