Luton council votes to divest from fossil fuels

In November 2021 Luton Council passed a motion requesting that the Bedfordshire Pension Fund divest from fossil fuels. It received cross party support, putting pressure on other councils in Bedfordshire to vote likewise and bring pension investments in line with climate action plans. “The borough council has stepped up and become the first local authorityContinue reading “Luton council votes to divest from fossil fuels”

Luton declares a climate emergency

On January 13th Luton council voted to declare a climate emergency and announced a target to reach net zero by 2040 – ten years before the national target. Where some councils have declared a climate emergency and then gone away to think about it, Luton have chosen to do the strategy first. So yesterday weContinue reading “Luton declares a climate emergency”

Luton named worst town for air pollution

A study of 146 towns in Britain has ranked Luton last for air pollution. While other areas create more pollution, Luton’s tight streets make it slower to disperse, increasing risks to health. At the opposite end of the scale, Milton Keynes’ wide and leafy boulevards presents a low risk of air pollution. Professor Rob MacKenzieContinue reading “Luton named worst town for air pollution”