OVER £15m in grant funding has been awarded to support the creation of walking and cycling infrastructure in Scotland over the next year.

NOTTINGHAM has launched the world's largest fleet of biogas-powered double decker buses.

A "GROUNDBREAKING" body that will provide a radical new approach to dealing with waste has been launched in Newcastle.

PLANNING applications for new environmentally friendly waste sites have fallen by 20 per cent in a year amid the budget squeeze on local authorities and uncertainty following the Brexit vote, according to new research.

ENFIELD Council has approved a £58m investment in its own energy company, making it one of the first London boroughs to set one up.

Three Devon councils have joined forces with the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Exeter to establish a new environmentally friendly energy company.

The UK's first green energy ISA, which allows people to invest in renewable solar power tax-free, has raised over £1m.

The UK's first-ever council solar bonds have sold out a month early, raising £1.8m.

The bonds, issued by Swindon Borough Council and peer-to-peer lending platform Abundance, were sold directly to the public for a minimum £5 investment to fund Swindon Community Solar Farm.

The council is co-investing £3m to build the 5MW solar farm on publicly owned land at Common Farm, Wroughton.

Councils in the North West have delivered combined savings worth around £20m per year through their waste management services, according to a new review.

The study by Local Partnerships, the body jointly owned by the Treasury and the Local Government Association, looked at 22 of the region's 43 local authorities.

South Tyneside Council has reduced the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill by two-thirds since 2010, according to new figures.

The authority said that over the past year, the amount of waste going to landfill has fallen to just three per cent.

This was largely down to more material that cannot be recycled being sent to an energy-from-waste facility in Teeside, which opened in April 2014 as part of the £250m Strategic Waste Partnership between South Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland councils.

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