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SET awards honour five start-ups in the fields of climate protection and energy transition

An award partly administered by the German Energy Agency (dena), the international Start Up Energy Transition (SET) Award 2020 recognises "the most innovative and...

Coronavirus grant boosts safety at waste management firms

Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government are helping the resource management industry meet the challenges of the coronavirus, allocating more than £820k in...

‘Future of Workplace Sustainability Report’ explores how sustainability, climate change and COVID-19 are shaping...

The new Future of Workplace Sustainability Report appears to reveal how and why businesses can and should become more sustainable - and fast

Chemicals strategy outlines initial steps towards zero-pollution ambitions of EU Green Deal

On 14 October, the European Commission adopted its new EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, described as as a first step towards a "zero-pollution ambition for a toxic free environment" in the context of the EU Green Deal

Scale-up data technology, water companies urged

There has been “significant growth” in the use of data by the UK water sector but technology now needs to be rolled out at scale if optimum benefits are to be felt over the next five years

Water documentary to screen on Netflix in October

Brave Blue World, the powerful documentary that aims to drive positive change in water is set to reach a global audience of millions

White vans go green: Half a million builders and plumbers needed to reach Net...

New research appears to show that a “retrofit army” of nearly half a million builders, electricians and plumbers will be needed to meet the Government’s objective of becoming Net Zero by 2050

‘Digital chemistry’ breakthrough turns words into molecules

A new system capable of automatically turning words into molecules on demand will open up the digitisation of chemistry, says the group behind it

UK-India water MoU offers “great boost” to trade

British Water chief executive Lila Thompson has said a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreed between India and the UK’s leading water sector trade association will “bring a great boost” to trading relationships between the two countries

Amazon study suggests big conservation gains possible for imperilled freshwater ecosystems

A new study by an international team of environmental scientists in the Brazilian Amazon appears to show that redesigned conservation projects could deliver big gains for critical freshwater ecosystems – raising hopes for the futures of thousands of species

EA annual report on pollution incidents highlights backsliding by many water firms

England’s water and sewerage companies have received something of a mixed review in terms of environmental performance in the Environment Agency’s recent annual report...

New report demands Brexit boost for repair industry

· VAT on labour-intensive activities can make repairing broken items too expensive, frustrating consumers who want to avoid waste · Once the UK is no...

Women innovators celebrated as C40 tech challenge winners announced

Four women were announced in late September as the winners of C40’s 2nd Women4Climate Tech Challenge 2020. The winners were: Lorena Gordillo Dagallier from...

Network Rail introduces coffee cup recycling points to busy stations

Coffee-drinking commuters are being encouraged to "Sip, Save and Recycle" their cups in the UK’s biggest and busiest stations, with Network Rail announcing -...

Report reveals hypocrisy of world’s biggest plastic polluters

A new report from advocacy group The Changing Markets Foundation appears to reveal how, behind a veil of nice-sounding initiatives and commitments to address...

Study says traffic congestion increasing in London, above 2019 levels outside city centre

A new analysis released on 15 September by Environmental Defense Fund Europe (EDF Europe), based on data from the Waze for Cities Programme, appears...

Reaching WHO targets for air quality could boost UK economy by £1.6bn annually, says...

3 million working days a year lost to air pollution under current targets, says report The new study – ‘Breathing Life into the UK Economy’...

Judges to consider legal challenge to new planning laws

A legal bid to halt sweeping changes to planning laws in the UK will be heard in October. The challenge to the Statutory Instruments (SIs)...

Legal challenge to exclusion of waste incinerators from post-Brexit emissions trading scheme

A legal challenge has been issued to the Government’s decision to exclude municipal waste incinerators from the UK Emissions Trading Scheme - the replacement...

IoT expedites leak detection

Yorkshire Water and partners are nearing completion of the deployment of almost 4000 acoustic, flow, pressure and water quality monitors in what is said to be the UK’s largest smart water network pilot