IT was the city where James Watt had his “eureka moment” to improve the steam engine – and drive forward the Industrial Revolution.

But now Glasgow wants to turn the clock back on the pollution that industrialisation has caused … and become the UK’s first city to achieve a “net zero” level of emissions.

Writing in the Herald newspaper, Glasgow City Council leader Susan Aitken said: ” . . . there’s a compelling case, often made, that what was unleashed by Watt’s invention went way beyond industrialisation. It has now really begun to alter the makeup of our planet . . . .  I don’t think anyone would disagree that there is an urgent need to atone for the sins of the carbon age, to repair the damage we have inflicted upon the planet.”

Read more about Glasgow’s green plans here.