New Technology to Measure Impact of Extra Traffic Pollution in London

University of Leicester researchers are set to use new technology they have developed to monitor the impact of increased traffic on pollution levels in London during the Olympics. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are expected to draw 11 million visitors from around the world to the UK’s capital for seven weeks, and 3 million … Read more

Innovative Green Station Wall to Deliver Cleaner Air

An innovative 200 square metre green wall on a central London Tube station wall designed to trap pollution on one of London’s busiest roads, has been unveiled. The visually stunning green wall has taken just a month to install and, as well as having practical environmental benefits, is an attractive leafy addition to Marylebone Road. … Read more

London Charges Ahead With Wireless Electric Vehicle Technology

The drive to deliver cleaner air for London has had a boost with the announcement that Transport for London (TfL) will be part of a pioneering trial of wireless charge points for electric vehicles (EVs). The innovative technology enables motorists to charge batteries by driving over an electric charge pad, instead of plugging in their … Read more

Work Starts on UK's Biggest Low Carbon Waste Plant

Work has started on one of the UK’s first large scale advanced gasification plants. Based in Dagenham, the £80 million plant will transform household rubbish into clean energy to power up to 15,000 local homes. The project is expected to create 25 permanent skilled jobs as well as up to 100 construction jobs during the … Read more

London Unveils Hydrogen Bus Fleet

Zero-polluting hydrogen buses that emit only water vapour have been unveiled in London, providing a boost to plans to improve the English capital’s air quality. The first of a planned fleet of eight will start operating on 18 December using the latest hydrogen fuel cell technology. The buses will form the only hydrogen bus fleet … Read more

Kedco to Develop €45 Million Waste-to-energy Plant in London

Cork-based bio-science energy company Kedco has been given clearance to commence construction of a €45 million waste-to-energy plant at Enfield in North London. Having recently received clearance from Enfield Council, Kedco is due to commence the 18 months construction project shortly. When completed, the new facility will convert 60,000 tonnes of waste wood a year … Read more