London Mayor Sadiq Khan presented his Environment Strategy to the London Assembly late last week in which he set out his vision to make London the greenest city in the world, focusing on clean air, greener streets, reducing waste, tackling climate change – and his signature aim of becoming a zero-carbon city and at least 50 per cent green by 2050. Mayor Khan first unveiled his green plans back in August of 2017 with his draft Environment Strategy, which at the time sought to turn the city into the world’s first National Park City by dramatically increasing the number and breadth of parkland in the city, as well as protecting the city’s existing Green Belt.
Renew Economy 21st May 2018 read more »
SCOTLAND’S farm renewables sector needs the UK Government to commit to continuing Feed-in Tariffs beyond 2019. An industry delegation, co-ordinated by Scottish Renewables, and including NFU Scotland’s North-east region renewables co-ordinator David Smith, met with UK Minister for Energy and Clean Growth, Clare Perry, in London this week. Production from community and locally owned renewable energy sites in Scotland, including farms and estates, already accounts for almost 20% – some 1,664 gigaWatt hours – of total Scottish renewable energy production, bringing substantial benefits to farm businesses and the rural economy.
Scottish Farmer 20th May 2018 read more »