Resource demand gap requires investment, says water minister

Robbie Moore MP, UK government minister for water, has addressed the demand gap in resources during his keynote address at British Water’s International Reception,...

CBI: Green Economy soars 9% compared to UK economy’s 0.1% growth

The UK’s net zero economy grew 9% in 2023 according to a new report commissioned by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), with...

Mutable mandate? Sizing up the new BNG requirements

New requirements for construction projects to achieve a 10% net gain in biodiversity or habitats came into force on 12 February. The scheme is...

Data defence: Reflections on the recent water industry cyber-attacks

Matt Eustace, Data Protection Officer at UK AI firm Aiimi, data insights specialists and experts on data security, who work with a number...

EU agrees to establish carbon removals certification framework

The EU has reached a provisional agreement to establish the first EU-level certification framework for the technologies that will be used for permanent carbon...

Comment: The energy sector will continue to thrive through HPC, even as Moore’s Law...

High-Performance Computing (HPC) has become critical in assisting the energy sector, making it possible to analyse complex data, simulate intricate processes, and optimise operations....

One in five in the UK negatively affected by noisy roads

Traffic noise is disrupting the daily lives of Britons with 81% able to hear road noises around their property and one in seven (17%)...

Is the Amazon forest approaching a tipping point?

Global warming may be interacting with regional rainfall and deforestation to accelerate forest loss in the Amazon, pushing it towards partial or total collapse. Research...

Medieval heritage site to be heated using energy from the Clyde

A group dedicated to preserving and promoting one of the most renowned collections of early medieval sculptures in Europe has been awarded a grant...

Offshore geothermal pegged as game-changing baseload resource by white paper

A white paper outlines the potential of offshore geothermal energy as a green energy resource of global significance and sets out a framework for...

UK’s first Small Modular Reactors to be built in North Teeside

North Teeside will host the first Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in the UK, with facilities to be delivered by a collaboration between US nuclear...

Survey reveals 185 hectares of newly discovered seagrass beds across the UK

Over the summer of 2023, volunteers recorded 185 hectares of unmapped seagrass meadows in shallow UK coastal waters, in a new annual survey which...

Kilometre-wide reflectors could boost orbital solar farm output

Reflectors placed in orbit around the Earth which reflect sunlight towards future solar power farms at dawn and dusk could help accelerate the transition...

Reducing cars’ emissions easier said than done, says EU audit institution

The EU’s CO2 emissions reduction targets for new passenger cars will not be achievable as long as important prerequisites are missing, says a report...

Winning technologies announced for Scottish Government’s accelerator programme

Thirteen firms have reached the final stage of a new Scottish Government-funded innovation programme. Technologies selected for the Accelerator stage of CivTech Round 9 include...

Growth in UK plastic packaging recycling being shipped abroad, including to non-OECD countries

By Tom McBeth, Policy & Infrastructure Manager with plastics resource efficiency group RECOUP New data reveals an increase in the amount of plastic exported for...

A bundle of tech can replace gas boilers and help millions of homes go...

Inefficient UK homes, which were built decades ago, can do away with their gas boilers and get all their energy needs off-grid by retrofitting...

Germany to miss coal phase-out target by eight years​​​​​​

  Germany's energy system is not expected to fully retire coal until the end of 2038 according to new projections. This challenges the coalition government’s...

Development of first UK dry anaerobic digestion plants on the table in Greater Manchester...

At a meeting on 17 January, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) Waste and Recycling Committee approved an option to commission the building in the...

From nuclear decommissioning to drone design, engineers are taking inspiration from nature

Bio-inspired engineering has grown in profile in recent years, and is being used to address traditionally intractable problems, as Envirotec discovered. Engineers have been borrowing...