The trial is part of Boris Johnson's plan to make London the world's first Ultra Low Emission Zone from 2020

TfL trials wireless charging technology on hybrid buses

Transport for London has begun a trial of wireless charging technology with a fleet of diesel-electric hybrid double-decker buses.

A range of health complaints can be attributed to the consequences of climate change

WHO calls for ‘decisive’ action to address climate-linked health issues

The World Health Organization has called for action to address the health impacts of climate change, noting that 'substantial and immediate health benefits' can be achieved by addressing the consequences.

Shoppers have used 215million fewer bags since the 5p charge was introduced

Northern Ireland bag levy sees 72% reduction in bags

The first statistics on single-use carrier bags since the introduction of a 5p levy in Northern Ireland reveal a 73 per cent reduction, equating to 215million bags.

'The breakdown between the views of scientists and the public on climate change is a particular concern', says the ECIU

Survey reveals ‘huge gap between reality and perception’ on climate and energy issues

A survey has uncovered 'widespread misconceptions' surrounding energy and climate change, including the finding that just 11 per cent of respondents were aware of the strength of the scientific consensus that human activity is the main cause of climate change.

Manufacturing

Edwina Hart AM officially opened Toyota solar array in North Wales

Toyota switches on 13,000-panel solar array

Toyota UK has switched on a new solar array at its factory in Deeside, North Wales. Designed and installed by British Gas, the array comprises nearly 13,000 panels.

Waste & Recycling

Durkan notes that the third sector is already 'particularly proactive' in reusing and recycling materials such as paint

Northern Ireland third sector gets cash boost for recycling

A Rethink Waste Capital Fund amounting to £240,000 has been allocated to help the third sector in Northern Ireland to increase reuse and recycling rates.

Energy

The Meygen project will provide enough electricity to power 175,000 homes

World’s biggest tidal array confirmed for Pentland Firth

A tidal array expected to the largest in the world has been announced for north Scotland, with the capacity to produce enough electricity to power 175,000 homes and create up to 100 jobs.

Green Living

'If Generation Y are to enjoy decent pensions, their savings need to be resilient to climate change', says Green Alliance

Generation Y’s finance scepticism ‘could challenge sustainable investment’

Generation Y are sceptical towards the financial industry and have little interest in long-term savings or making investments in a sustainable infrastructure, research has found.

Design

The government should do more to help sustainable technology entrepreneurs to bridge the 'valley of death', says the committee

Government ‘punching below its weight’ in support for low-carbon tech

The cross-party Energy and Climate Change Committee says the government 'must do more' to support UK businesses' development and sale of low-carbon technologies.

Events

Organic September is aimed at promoting organic produce for environmental and ethical reasons

Soil Association launches Organic September

The Soil Association has launched Organic September with a campaign to encourage consumers to 'make one small change' in their shopping trolleys.