Four next-gen plastic recycling facilities secure £20m

UK Research and Innovation says it is investing in ‘cutting edge’ facilities that are expected to increase the available recycling capacity and expand the range of plastics being recycled

Green jobs still key, says London Mayor

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has re-emphasised his commitment to creating green jobs for London. Retrofitting tens of thousands of buildings could play a key part in this, with the Mayor’s office hoping to scale up existing projects. That includes two building retrofit programmes which are designed to cut CO2 emission in public sector buildings (RE:FIT) […]

London scheme plans solar and efficiency measures for 55,000 homes

A scheme backed by London Mayor Boris Johnson plans to put solar panels and other efficiency measures in 50,000 homes by March 2012. The RE:NEW scheme has so far installed solar panels in 1,500 housing association homes. Over 1700 houses in Lewisham, Waltham Forest, Newham and Barking and Dagenham have been treated with energy and […]

Mayor launches energy service for Londoners

London mayor Boris Johnson is trying to help Londoners cut their fuel bills, with tens of thousands of homes set to be offered a free energy efficiency makeover. The RE:NEW energy efficiency programme is being provided to 55,000 homes in specific areas across the capital between now and May 2012. Residents in these trials made […]