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City Council and Oxford University accused of passing buck on environmental commitments

Oxford City Council and the University of Oxford have been accused of a dereliction of their duty to protect greenbelt land around Oxford, after a plan to build 4,400 homes was approved by Cherwell District Council this week. The plan forms part of Oxford’s unmet housing need strategy, and will include thousands of homes for Read More…

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Oxford’s first rapid electric charger installed in Cowley

The first rapid electric charger in Oxford was installed this week, as part of the £41m Energy Superhub Oxford project (ESO). The new charger, produced by innogy eMobility UK, was installed at the Oxford Direct Services (ODS) depot in Marsh Road, Cowley, and with a 50kW charging ability, is capable of replenishing a vehicle’s battery Read More…

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Oxford air pollution breaches legal limits, despite fall in emissions

New data released today by Oxford City Council shows that whilst emissions from public transport continue to fall, the city’s levels of nitrogen oxide still breach UK air quality limits. The report, compiled by Ricardo Energy and Environment and available on the council’s website, assesses air pollution data from a number of sites across the Read More…

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Oxford City Council Marks Earth Day 2020

Despite the coronavirus outbreak, the Oxford City Council is recognising Earth Day 2020 to raise awareness for the ever-increasing climate change that is taking place.  Earth Day was established as an annual environmental event first celebrated in 1970. This year, the theme for Earth Day is climate action.  Oxford City Council has been regularly involved Read More…