The committee says London needs to plan for severe weather in the future

London ‘not well prepared’ for severe weather, says Assembly

A London Assembly Environment Committee report has concluded that the capital 'is not well prepared for the risks of severe weather' such as heavy rainfall and heatwaves.

The new site will eventually have the capacity to assemble up to 36,000 vehicles a year

Multi-million-pound investment in ultra-low emission taxis gives Coventry jobs boost

Geely is to invest £250million in a new R&D and factory in Coventry for the London Taxi Company, developing electric and ultra-low emission London black cabs.

The funding will support the development of ULEV infrastructure

Electric taxi infrastructure given £45m government boost

Local authorities are to be offered funding from a £20million pot to purchase ultra-low emission taxis and install charging infrastructure, with a further £25million available in Greater London.

'It's no surprise the latest round of funding has been snapped up so quickly', says Amber Rudd

Third round of Green Deal Home Improvement funding fully allocated

The third release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund has been fully allocated, with £70million going towards making homes in England and Wales more energy efficient.

Waste & Recycling

Around 18 per cent of households do not recycle, the research found

‘High time the green industry fought back’ against recycling refuseniks, says BusinessWaste.co.uk

BusinessWaste.co.uk says it 'high time the green industry fought back' against an attitude of uncertainty around climate change, after discovering the reasons why many businesses and members of the public do not recycle.

Transport & Cities

The package includes funding to help increase the number of five- to ten-year-olds who usually walk to school to 55 per cent

Door-to-door transport receives government funding

Transport minister Baroness Kramer has announced a £3.9million package to make it easier to make door-to-door journeys by public transport and to improve accessibility for disabled people.

Green Living

iFreeze will promote freezing food to reduce wastage

WRAP and Iglo promote freezing to cut food waste

Frozen food company Iglo, owner of Birds Eye, has partnered with WRAP to launch iFreeze, a pan-European campaign promoting freezing food to reduce waste.

Events

Community Clear Up Day will see businesses and individuals help clean up their local areas

Businesses invited to join nationwide spring clean

British businesses have been invited to join Community Clear Up Day this Saturday, a national spring cleaning event to tackle litter in streets, parks, beaches and businesses areas.