Gallery: World’s Greenest Service Station Gets Go-Ahead in UK


At the edge of the rolling hills of England’s Cotswolds, developer Westmorland Ltd has gotten the OK to build a green service station that sets aside space for EV charging stations next to the petrol pumps and will serve locally-grown food in its market, prohibiting fast food chains. The M5 service stop will echo traditional local architecture and will have its very own vegetable garden and a green roof to shelter the pumps. But is it just, as we say on this side of the pond, lipstick on a pig?

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  1. Finland Plans to Build ... August 20, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    […] Finland recently unveiled plans to build the world’s first green highway — an 81-mile stretch of road that would feature charging stations for electric cars and pumps filled with local biofuels. Outfitted with energy-efficient lighting systems and geothermal heat pumps, the proposed carbon-neutral roadway handily out-greens Britain’s plans for a green service station. […]

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