‘Flood investment must be protected’

HOME owners could be in deep water unless there is extra investment in flood infrastructure and more realistic planning policies. That’s the message from the...
The new legislation will make it easier for SEPA to impose fines for effluent infringements

Scottish waste water crackdown

SEPA to gain new enforcement powers A lack of understanding about how best to dispose of trade effluent could leave Scottish businesses facing fines worth...
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Aerated wetland investment in Fife

SCOTTISH Water’s commitment to deliver a cleaner and fresher environment, and improve the local watercourses across Cowdenbeath, has taken one step further following its...
Veolia makes it number five for ERF contractors

Veolia makes it number five for ERF contractors

A CIVIL engineering contractor has teamed up again with its process engineering partner to begin work on an energy recovery facility. Clugston Construction and CNIM...
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It’s a dirty job…

THE ups and downs of life working for the North West's water company United Utilities is the subject of a six-part TV documentary running...

Dundee rejects biomass, for now

£325 million proposal to face public enquiry FORTH Energy’s plan to build a £325 million biomass facility in Dundee has been derailed by the City...
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Seal of approval for airborn bacteria testing

BRADFORD-based Environmental and Occupational Hygiene Consultancy Envirocare is now accredited to undertake bioaerosol monitoring from stacks (such as chimneys). The new capability, an extension...
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Turkey publishes Cities Adaptation Support Package

THE Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation has published a new Cities Adaptation Support Package that has been prepared by environmental consultancy Ricardo-AEA. The Support...
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Premium EVs get rare UK airing

UK media attention was drawn to the Greenfleet event in Edinburgh on 25 April, possibly by the opportunity to test drive Tesla’s Model S...
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Profiling pollution – Bluesky launch air quality mapping service

AERIAL mapping company Bluesky is launching a service to map air quality across towns and cities. Having successfully completed a project to map air...
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A sobering but hopeful guide to energy efficiency

THIS book is primarily aimed at those in the property and construction sectors, a contribution to boosting energy- and carbon-literacy for those who find...
NEW carbon footprint figures released by The European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers has been hailed as further evidence that the corrugated industry has a lead on environmental matters.

A winning package – Corrugated industry

NEW carbon footprint figures released by The European Federation of Corrugated Board Manufacturers has been hailed as further evidence that the corrugated industry has...
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Technology experts answer questions on the energy crisis

A debate hosted by the IMechE in Glasgow on 17 April brought together a panel of experts from the renewables and power engineering worlds...

Smart metering delay follows IT concerns

THE government announced in May that it would delay for a year the introduction of smart metering, following concerns that the industry is not...
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UK sued over air pollution breaches

THE European Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK over its failure to comply with European air pollution limits. On 20 February the Commission...
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Tyre trouble at mill – Illegal waste

NEARLY 5,000 tyres were discovered in the walls of a mill in Burnley after an Environment Agency-led investigation into illegal waste. The agency launched an...
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Recycled bottles used to create lights

Lights made from recycled cola bottles will soon go on the market following an international study led by Nottingham Trent University. In collaboration with Spanish...
BioWatt was set up to specialise in design and build projects.

New company lands deal as part of £750m Wakefield PFI project

AN enclosed composting facility is to be built as part of a £750m PFI project. BioWatt Engineering, which specialises in the design and build of...
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News in brief – March 2014

Low carbon Africa The Red Sea city of El Gouna signed an agreement in late January committing it to carbon neutrality, with its sights set...

AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an...