- 21 November 2006 - East Anglian farm waste conference A conference is to be held next month hosted by Renewables East and the NFU. Up for discussion is the feasibility for organic food processing and vegetable waste to be used to generate electricity.
BBC News East Anglia
- 17 November 2006 - First hydrogen car on market BMW have launched the first hydrogen powered car. Not as green as it seems though. It has petrol backup which can be switched to when the hydrogen tank is low and one of the 5 hydrogen stations in the world isn't close by. On closer examination it actually creates more carbon emissions than conventional fuel at the moment. Hydrogen is generated through power - coal or gas at the moment - it could be generated through wind or solar but this would make it much more expensive and not viable yet. Still, it's a start.
- 16 November 2006 - Energy fuelled by wood Cromarty Firth is to house a £24m wood energy fuelled plant capable of heating 20,000 homes per annum.
BBC News Scotland
- 15 November 2006 - New waste cooker in Bristol The new plant will cook 34,000 tonnes of household waste and burn the gas it produces - thus creating potentially up to 3.4MW of electricity and 15MW of heat. The scheme has been given £5m funding from Defra and will be functional towards the end of 2008.
BBC News Bristol
- 14 November 2006 - London pollution charges Vehicles in pollution band G, including some 4x4s, will face a £25 daily charge by 2009.
- 31 October 2006 - London hybrid bus Ken Livinston unveiled London's first hybrid double-decker today. Part diesel, part electricity powered, it will reduce emissions by 40%
- 17 October 2006 - Newquay business travellers fly ecologically A new firm says they are able to fly passengers producing less carbon than had they been travelling individually in cars.
BBC News Cornwall
- 13 October 2006 - The worst power station in the UK to get better Didcot A is to replace the 300,000 tonnes of coal used for power with wood shavings. A survey in 2003 by FoE place Didcot A in the "Carbon Dinosaur" league.
- 5 October 2006 - Isle of Man has its own biofuel station Situated in Laxey it will supply bioethanol and biodiesel.
BBC News Isle of Man
- 19 September 2006 - Challenge to London firms on green driving Each vehicle from 9 firms travelled the London Marathon route and their environmental impact assessed.
BBC News London
- 7 August 2006 - Report advises raising air travel tax UK
House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee recommends raising tax on air travel, to include freight, and high emission road vehicles. Emissions from air travel has doubled since 1990 and is expected to rise five-fold. The committee also suggests the return of the fuel tax escalater which raises petrol prizes above inflation in order to deter travel as well as enforcing reduced speed limits on motorways and trunk roads.
- 28 July 2006 - Fife waste to produce energy
The methane emitted by two landfill sites is to generate enough electricity to power 4,500 homes.
BBC News Scotland
- 20 July 2006 - Hydrogen fuelled buses on trial in London
Up to a dozen hydrogen powered buses will be on the road in London soon - to be followed by police cars, ambulences and road sweepers. Plans are to have a hydro-fleet of 70 buses by 2010.
- 19 July 2006 - Executive VP of Ford Europe calls consumers, government & business to work together
At the London International Motor show Lewis Booth of Ford Europe set out ideas for a green motor industry - including tax incentives for green vehicle use; and to work towards eco vehicles becoming mainstream rather than sidelined as they are now.
- 19 July 2006 - Saab launches biofuel motor vision
Saab's designs are for a car that runs on biofuel and electric power - on view at the British International Motor Show
- 17 July 2006 - Ford invests £1bn on eco vehicles
Ford will be researching in the UK how to make lightweight components as well as looking at fuel alternatives for the future across its range of vehicles.
- 15 July 2006 - Researching bacteria, wires and fuel cells
Bacteria can be encouraged to produce 'naonwires' from which they dump electrons onto oxygen or metal atoms to create a current. Clever aren't they! Not terribly efficient yet though.
13 July 2006 - Biodiesel and ethanol are good .. but not good enough
According to an environmental audit, neither biofuels could viably replace petrol.
11 July 2006 - Firm supports biomass over nuclear
An Anglesey Aluminium firm which relies on the local nuclear power station for fuel is keen to see a biomass power station take its place.
BBC News Wales
9 July 2006 - How to make your car greener
Some useful tips on eco-friendly motoring.
Guardian Unlimited - Observer
3 July 2006 - 44 new homes powered by biomass
£3m project in Oban provides affordable housing for rent.
BBC News Scotland
30 June 2006 - Tony Blair launches Teeside's Biofuel Plant This major new complex will produce 250,000 tonnes of biodiesel from rapeseed, palm and soy beans annually.
BBC News Teeside
27 June 2006 - No more UK refining for BP BP plan to sell their last UK refinery
21 June 2006 - High motor emissions could cost more
London mayor, Ken Livingstone, is considering charging a higher rate congestion charge for vehicles with higher emissions.
BBC News London