This coming Friday, April 22nd, is Good Friday and a lot of people in the UK will be enjoying the start of two consecutive long weekends away from work. But April 22nd isn’t just a religious holiday; it’s also Earth Day 2011. (more…)
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The government has now published its vision for developing a sustainable environment for the UK.
Mainstreaming Sustainable Development sets out the coalition’s plans to deliver sustainability at the same time as increasing economic growth and reducing the fiscal deficit. (more…)
The rail industry should aim to cut CO2 emissions in half by 2050, the chief executive of ATOC said at the ‘Sustainable Transport: ‘greening the transport sector’ conference in London last week.
The industry bills itself as the greenest form of public transport but in order to live up to this reputation a series of measures need to be implemented, Mr Roberts said. The railways are currently the largest single user of electricity in the UK taking up about 1% of the total demand. Roberts talked about making the industry more energy efficient and as an example highlighted the need to reduce the amount of electricity lost in transmission. (more…)