UK’s biggest infrastructure companies sign decarbonisation pledge

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and Minister for Industry and Economic Security Alan Mak have brought together leaders from across the construction industry to sign up to “Five Client Carbon Commitments” – pledges which will help the sector to achieve Net Zero. There is already a huge amount of work taking place across the construction […]

Highways sector tools up to bring carbon emissions down 

The DfT endorsed industry group Highways Sector Council has launched a ‘free to use’ Toolkit to help asset owners, designers, contractors, and their supply chains align themselves to PAS 2080, the recognised standard for managing carbon emissions in infrastructure and buildings.  As a key step in its commitment to driving down carbon emissions in the […]

Heidelberg Materials opens new recycling hub at Appleford depot in Oxfordshire

Heidelberg Materials has opened a new recycling hub at its Appleford depotOxfordshire. It is the first of several planned at the company’s sites this year as part of its strategy to conserve natural materials and promote the circular economy. The Appleford hub will recycle construction waste, diverting it away from landfill andprocessing and reusing it […]

New body launched to help steer UK transport decarbonisation

A new body – the Council for Net Zero Transport – has been launched to help forge a clear, strategic direction for road transport decarbonisation.    Convened by Zemo Partnership, the Council for Net Zero Transport will be chaired by Lord Deben, former environment secretary and chair of the Climate Change Committee. It aims to […]

New £2m competition launched to help decarbonise local transport

A new £2 million competition is launching today (16 November) aimed at encouraging businesses and local authorities to work together to develop and trial transport schemes that cut emissions in the long term. The Transport Decarbonisation Demonstrators programme, funded by the Department for Transport, also aims to help grow local economies by supporting businesses to […]

The race to decarbonise roads on this week’s Highways Voices

This week’s Highways Voices returns to the keynote session at Highways UK to discuss the important subject of decarbonising our roads. The discussion featured representatives of National Highways, Mott MacDonald, Arcadis and Costain, who discussed goals, commitment and how to change behaviour. The panel also discusses the move to electric vehicles and whether we can […]

Decarbonisation in action led by local authorities in fourth ADEPT white paper

Decarbonisation is the focus of the ADEPT (Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Places and Transport) SMART Places Live Labs Programme’s fourth white paper With the race to Net Zero truly on, local authorities are front and centre of achieving the government’s net zero targets. The white paper, Decarbonisation, showcases how the eight Live Labs are trialling […]

Galliford Try receives funding for green transport research

Galliford Try has secured Department of Transport (DfT) funding for research into the electrification of the road network. The research is part of a £20m programme which will play a significant role in the government’s transport decarbonisation plan that includes a commitment to end the sale of fossil-fuel goods vehicles by 2040. Working in collaboration […]

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