UK's first zero-emissions street to be trialled in London

Beech Street, much of which runs under the Barbican Estate, will now be restricted to zero emission vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians by Spring 2020. The experiment will run for 18 months, during which time the impact on air quality and traffic will be monitored.

Zero carbon electricity in the UK surpassing fossil fuels in 2019

2019 was the cleanest year on record for Britain as, for the first time, the amount of zero carbon power surpassed fossil fuel generation for a full twelve months.

UK renewables out-generate fossil fuels for an entire quarter

Renewables produced 29.5 TeraWatt-hours in July, August, and September, while fossil fuels only produced 29.1 TW-hr and that less than 1% of the UK's electricity came from coal during the quarter.

Scotland produced enough wind energy for double its homes

In the first half of 2019, Scottish wind generated enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4.47 million homes, almost double the number of homes there.

Largest offshore wind farm kicks into operations in the UK

Hornsea One officially commenced operations this month. The project is the first in the world with a capacity of over 1GW, double the size of the current world’s largest.

UK plans to end of fossil fuel heating systems in new houses

The UK Government has announced plans to end fossil fuel heating systems in new houses from 2025.

A Plastic-Eating Robot Shark Was Just Deployed off the UK Coast

TWasteShark, an electric vehicle that traverses waterways, can autonomously gather up to 132 pounds of plastic waste at a time. If it’s deployed five days a week, it can remove 15.6 tons of plastic waste from a body of water per year.

World's largest 3D-printed rocket engine

UK startup Orbex has showed off its Prime Rocket's second stage. Inside the engineering prototype's shell is the "world's largest" 3D printed rocket engine, which is also designed to run on bio-propane, a renewable fuel source.

UK announces £5 million investment for food waste

The investment will allow redistribution organisations in England to bid into a £5 million pot to help them overcome the financial barrier to redistributing surplus food which is currently going to waste.

Hydrogen train to enter UK markets by 2022

According to the developers, the UK hydrogen train will emit only water and therefore won’t produce any harmful emissions.

World-leading ivory ban becomes law in the UK

The act will introduce a total ban on dealing in items containing elephant ivory, regardless of their age, within the UK, including export from or import to the UK.

Bristol, England, aims for carbon neutrality by 2030

Bristol has certainly pioneered a name for itself as a center for all things green. Now Bristol's city council has declared a climate emergency and promised to target complete carbon neutrality for the city by 2030.

Sweden to set up first fully digitalized EV production site in the UK

Swedish electric car company Uniti is developing an all-new electric two-seater Uniti One, which will be first produced at a “pilot production plant” by 2020.

UK renewables surpass fossil fuels for first time

In the past five years, the amount of renewable capacity has tripled while fossil fuels’ has fallen by one-third, as power stations reached the end of their life or became uneconomic.

The Retail Chain is Introducing Tables for Talking to Strangers

Loneliness is becoming a serious problem all over the world, and Sainsbury's is introducing 'Talking Tables' in its cafés. The tables will have signs saying 'Reserved for customers in the mood for having a chat'.