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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has urged local authorities to consider lower speed limits, clean air zones and a move to redesign speed bumps in a bid to reduce air pollution.

Investment in renewables in the UK is expected to drop by 96 per cent by 2020/21, the Green Alliance think tank has warned.

The government has reaffirmed its commitment to spend £730 million of annual support on renewable electricity projects over this Parliament.

Edinburgh City Council has signed a contract with E.ON’s energy efficiency business, Matrix.

Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council have approved the second stage Inter-Authority Agreement to develop the £150 million facility.

 Features

In August, a £26 million fund was announced for house builders that will be used to acquire brownfield sites to provide land for starter homes. Government Business analyses the housing situation in the UK and whether the government’s target of building 200,000 new starter homes by 2020 is likely to be met.

While the low carbon and low emission car market has seen rapid progress and developments, the commercial vehicle sector hasn’t enjoyed the same growth. The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership looks at the obstacles in the way of greener commercial vehicles.

The route to subsidy‑free renewable energy

The Renewable Energy Association analyses the role of energy storage and national grid solutions in light of a new KPMG report on solar and energy storage government policy.