London mayor unveils new ultra-low emission plan

Mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled new plans to make London the Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) capital of Europe. They include working with boroughs to develop “preferential access”, parking or charging in new area-based schemes for ULEVs. The ULEV Delivery Plan also sets out a £65 million programme of ‘Zero Emission Capable London’ taxi top-up grants as it […]

Ken “greener” than Boris

Ken Livingstone is “greener” than his rival to be London Mayor Boris Johnson when it comes to policies, according to a new report commissioned by Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace. On the eve of the London Mayoral election, the campaign groups released the research which rated four of the candidates for the role: Tory […]

Boris bashes Ken’s energy co-op plans

Ken Livingstone’s plans for an energy co-op have taken a bashing from incumbent Mayor Boris Johnson, days after the pair allegedly shared a slanging match after a radio interview. In the run up to the Mayoral election, Mr Livingstone is appealing to Londoners feeling the pinch, claiming he could slice £120 off household bills with […]

London narrowly avoids EU air quality fine

London has narrowly avoided a huge fine for breaching EU rules on air pollution. A letter from the European Commission, released by Defra through a Freedom of Information request, revealed the near miss.Campaigners worry the UK could still have to pay millions if London fails air quality levels again. EU laws restrict two types of […]