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Getting in a Pickle over waste and recycling

A combative Q&A session followed Eric Pickles presentation to the RWM show at the Birmingham NEC on 17 September. The Secretary of State for...

Castle beats target in drive to reduce energy costs

THE drive to reduce carbon emissions at Scotland’s top visitor attraction is well ahead of target. New figures show that Edinburgh Castle, which attracts more...
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Fortunes ebb and flow for UK tidal power

TIDAL power equipment supplier Atlantis Resources was awarded a £7.5 million two-year contract in late August to support further development of the MeyGen tidal...
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Gas analyser suits CCS

TESTING equipment specialist Quantitech has commissioned an advanced Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyser at the UK Carbon Capture & Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) facility...
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Herbicide-free weed control system goes on trial

A UK herbicide-free weed management company is challenging five major industry partners to test out its MW-Series and Foamstream weed control system, to prove...
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Scheme pilots district heating monitoring in social housing

LONDON-based housing association Octavia Housing has teamed up with green energy specialist Guru Systems for a project that will use the latter’s smart metering...
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Warm reception for the Domestic RHI

THE government launched its Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) on 9 April, a scheme designed to drive the uptake of renewable heat technologies –...
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Renewables financing to remain lukewarm

A series of Government announcements over the summer may have improved prospects and contributed to increased levels of activity in the UK renewables sector,...
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Certification boosts demand for FTIR multigas analyser

Quantitech has experienced a surge in demand for the Gasmet portable FTIR emissions analyser, the DX4000. “We believe that this instrument is now the...

Guernsey goes beyond the bale

GUERNSEY'S largest independent waste recycling business, Island Waste, is the first to process and ship RDF off island, following the installation of a new...
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A view from the top

Envirotec addresses a few questions to Alan Edwards, SLR’s new UK managing director.
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Satellite data certifies biomass

BIOMASS and bioenergy firms required to certify the origin and sustainability of wood biomass will soon have access to more accurate data to support...
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WWEM 2014 details announced

The organisers of WWEM 2014, the international Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring conference and exhibition, have announced the details of the Conferences that will...
Aerial datasets are helping plan large scale restoration work in the Peak District national park.

Bluesky thinking – Firm assist moorland restoration

HIGH resolution aerial photomaps and laser-surveyed 3D terrain maps from Bluesky are being used to plan and implement vital moorland restoration work in England’s...

Gates continuing to close at landfill sites

RESEARCH has identified 130 landfill sites that have closed since 2008 as the country continues to reduce the volumes it sends for traditional disposal....
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Heat pump windfall awaits in Scotland, says study

SCOTS businesses are missing out on a £250m windfall from the country’s sodden climate, a new study suggests. Heat pumps – hailed as "game changing"...
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Peter powers over Pavegen pavement tiles

PAVEGEN has had the largest ever installation of its energy-harvesting pavement tiles at the 2013 Paris Marathon. Commissioned by French energy specialists Schneider Electric, lead...

Finally, a green light for tidal power?

A watershed moment for tidal power technology may have finally arrived with the publication in early January of an independent review by former energy...
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Science confirms pesticide danger

A new meta-analysis of the systemic pesticides neonicotinoids and fipronil (neonics) confirms that they are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial...

Supermarket launches reusable packaging initiative

Tesco has launched a new system that allows its customers to buy a wide range of food, drink, household and beauty products in reusable...