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Boris bikes made easier with app

Boris bikes made easier with app

A new app which makes hiring a Boris bike easier has been developed with ticketing company, Corethree.

Digital payment makes bus travel easier

Digital payment makes bus travel easier

Public transport has been touted as the perfect vehicle for putting digital payments on the map and slowly but surely, schemes are being rolled out across Europe. First Bus' latest adoption of Barclays' Pingit is just the latest affirmation of the future of mobile money.

Sustainable e-diesel from water, carbon dioxide and renewables

Sustainable e-diesel from water, carbon dioxide and renewables

In the race to find consumer friendly renewable sources of energy, Audi claim to have created the sustainable ‘fuel of the future’ from just water, carbon dioxide and renewable sources of electricity.

Scandi air pollution reduction headed for UK?

Scandi air pollution reduction headed for UK?

In the summer of 2004, Stockholm put 21 biogas buses on the streets of the Swedish capital. In four years’ time, a total of 120 biogas buses will have replaced all of the diesel-driven buses. This will be one of Stockholm’s biggest environmental efforts to date and will add to the...

Government risks EU pollution target fine

Government risks EU pollution target fine

The government must make plans for tackling air quality in the UK, the supreme court has ruled. Several cities including London have failed to reach EU targets for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels for the past five years and now risk fines from Brussels.

Metropolitan and E.ON deliver lower carbon district heating to a major London development

Metropolitan and E.ON deliver lower carbon district heating to a...

Metropolitan and E.ON have been selected to provide the district heating system powering the next phase of the Greenwich Millennium Village (GMVL) development. The Metropolitan energy and utility infrastructure will be supplied by a new energy centre owned and operated by E.ON which will serve 1,743...

Jaguar Land Rover wins sustainable development award

Jaguar Land Rover wins sustainable development award

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has received a Queen's award for sustainable development following the opening of a £500 million factory in Wolverhampton last year.

£275 million to improve local roads

£275 million to improve local roads

Councils across England will receive a share of £275 million for major local roads maintenance, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced.

£7.6 million for local transport in rural and isolated areas

£7.6 million for local transport in rural and isolated areas

The government has announced the winning bids for the Total Transport Pilot Fund that will allow local authorities in England to try new and better ways of delivering joined-up local transport in rural and isolated areas.

300 communities win share of £25 million minibus fund

300 communities win share of £25 million minibus fund

More than 300 local charities and community groups across England will receive new minibuses from the Department for Transport's £25 million community transport minibus fund, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced.

Smart travel gains momentum

Smart travel gains momentum

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer announced 3 initiatives to accelerate the introduction of smart ticketing across the country.

Is your BIM system future proof?

Is your BIM system future proof?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) makes designing, constructing, operating, maintaining and even demolishing spaces easier and more accessible for diverse groups of actors.

HS2 appoints Atkins to provide BIM support

HS2 appoints Atkins to provide BIM support

Atkins has won a four year contract to provide Building Information Modelling (BIM) technical services to HS2 Ltd, the company behind Britain's new north-south rail link.

Budget15: Fair fuel frozen

Budget15: Fair fuel frozen

Howard Cox, Founder of the FairFuelUK Campaign said: "Today's Budget is very welcome as Fuel Duty has been frozen again.

Budget cracks down on waste criminals

Budget cracks down on waste criminals

Viridor, one of the UK's largest recycling, resources and renewable energy companies, today (18th March 2015) welcomed the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to crack down on waste criminals whilst noting the missed opportunity to support an industry at a critical point of inflection.

An overview of Building Information Modelling

An overview of Building Information Modelling

What is Building Information Modelling? Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process using 3D digital modelling software to develop a more thorough understanding of spaces.

Britain can become LEV manufacturing leader

Britain can become LEV manufacturing leader

This week, the motoring industry fought back against what it termed the 'demonisation' of diesel engines across Europe.

Renewable heat policy gap

Renewable heat policy gap

A huge policy gap exists around reduction of carbon emissions in the built environment a national conference of sustainability leaders has heard. Buildings expert Dr Ute Collier of the Committee on Climate Change issued the warning at Govtoday's Sustainable Communities Conference in London today...

SuDS – What’s stopping progress?

SuDS – What’s stopping progress?

Following the Ministerial statement in December 2014 progress for SuDS is seemingly now even less clear and appears even more difficult to deliver.

New standard for BIM to help meet 2016 government savings target

New standard for BIM to help meet 2016 government savings target

Business standards company, BSI is publishing a new standard to encourage best practice implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Is an electric vehicle right for you?

Is an electric vehicle right for you?

Electric vehicles (EVs) are revolutionising the automotive industry and becoming increasingly popular with drivers. Smooth, responsive and wonderfully quiet to drive, EV's are a cheaper and cleaner alternative to petrol and diesel cars. As a result, more and more people are converting to electric.

Public land for housing target exceeded by the HCA

Public land for housing target exceeded by the HCA

The Homes and Communities Agency has already exceeded its contribution to government's target to release public land with capacity for 100,000 new homes; and expects to exceed it further by the end of March.

Failure to embrace BIM level 3 will leave UK at risk

Failure to embrace BIM level 3 will leave UK at risk

The transformation of the design, development and maintenance of social and economic infrastructure using information technology was given a boost this week with publication of the government's new Digital Built Britain strategy.

New home quality mark puts consumers at the heart of house building

New home quality mark puts consumers at the heart of house...

Leading building science centre BRE introduces a national quality mark for new housing that will transform the way consumers choose the homes they buy and rent and allow house builders to differentiate themselves in the marketplace at a time of rapid growth.