29 Jun '15, 3pm

A green bridge - there are 600 in Holland. We NGOs fought hard to get a fund into HE's budget! ht…

In September, alongside 12 environment and transport groups, we put forward the idea of a 'green retrofit ' of the existing road network and asked that 20 to 30 per cent of the new Highways Agency budget should be set aside for reducing the impact of our roads without expanding capacity and increasing traffic. Up to 2021, this would have involved around £3 billion of investment. We argued that our current roads have very poor environmental standards and that visibility and landscape impacts, noise impacts, air and water pollution, community severance, and safety standards for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians could be significantly improved by retrofitting roads to a much higher standard than in the past. We also proposed ways that the work of the new Strategic Roads Company could be tasked with reducing the number and impact of vehicles on their roads and reduce the hug...

Full article: http://bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/111214-green-roa...

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Holland Opens Some Roads to Robots

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spectrum.ieee.org 30 Jun '15, 8pm

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eco-business.com 29 Jun '15, 2am

Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has welcomed the budget pitch of the Delhi government whic...

Energy Modeling: Harnessing Technology to Go Green | U.S. Green Building Council

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usgbc.org 04 Jul '15, 3pm

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bettertransport.org.uk 09 Jul '15, 12pm

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M&S launches community energy fund

businessgreen.com 01 Jul '15, 9am

M&S Energy, the utility owned by British retailer Marks & Spencer, has announced the launch of a £400,000 community energy...

A view from the bridge

A view from the bridge

cabbieblog.com 26 Jun '15, 1pm

Newcastle is rightly proud of its river crossings, but down here in the south we seem uncharacteristically modest when it ...

Govt plans to widen the M4 past Heathrow, causi...

bettertransport.org.uk 01 Jul '15, 12pm

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Government Estimates on Renewables Are Way Off

Government Estimates on Renewables Are Way Off

greenbuildingadvisor.com 01 Jul '15, 9am

The U.S. government agency responsible for forecasting trends in energy supplies and consumption has "consistently and sig...

Extend green energy funding to get UK carbon cuts on track, Climate Change Committee says

Extend green energy funding to get UK carbon cu...

businessgreen.com 29 Jun '15, 11pm

The government must urgently extend its low carbon support schemes into the next decade to avoid 'stop-start' green energy...

[email protected] have completed a circular buil...

ukgbc.org 01 Jul '15, 12pm

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Preparation: How To Launch Your First Link Building Campaign

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semrush.com 30 Jun '15, 1pm

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bettertransport.org.uk 02 Jul '15, 7am

The trustees of Campaign for Better Transport take ultimate responsibility for the work carried out by the organisation. T...

Find out more about World Green Building Week 2...

ukgbc.org 07 Jul '15, 7am

World Green Building Week brings together Green Building Councils from around the world to create a public conversation ab...