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Biomass innovation rewarded

RENEWABLE energy developer Eco2 has been recognised with a major prize at this year’s British Renewable Energy Awards. CEO David Williams accepted the new...

“Unconventional water sources” offer a lifeline for the future, say experts

UN water experts say it is time to increase the tapping of Earth’s diverse and abundant unconventional water sources – the millions of cubic...

Startups to watch: Innovate UK announces sustainability accelerator programme

Innovate UK KTN has chosen 13 startups to participate in its sustainability accelerator programme. Over the next ten weeks, the firms selected from the...

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 grants to waste management firms across the country to adapt in response to the pandemic.

Brexit offers a chance to rethink waste policy, says thinktank

In a new report, Going Round in Circles, UK think tank Policy Exchange says that Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the UK Government...
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Densoband chosen for new crash barrier on Erskine Bridge

NEW crash barriers on the A898 Erskine Bridge, Glasgow, will employ the polymer-modified bitumen strip material Densoband, supplied by Winn & Coales. The volume of...

Decarbonising heat: April event in Glasgow to discuss the challenges and opportunities

Solutions for heating the homes and businesses of the future will be under the microscope at Scottish Renewables’ Low-Carbon Heat Conference in Glasgow on...

New ICE head calls for vision in handling infrastructure challenges

IF the engineering community is to rise to the challenges presented by global concerns such as climate change, population growth and resource depletion, it...

Banking on biomass: UK strategy nods towards a sustainable reboot

  The UK government's Biomass Strategy appeared ready to grapple with some of the complexity of ensuring biomass is only used in genuinely sustainable ways,...
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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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Swift pipe re-lining avoids disruption

ANGLIAN Water has succeeded in carrying out emergency maintenance on a water pipe running underneath a busy road using a pipe renewal liner material...

Energy suppliers have ‘moral responsibility’ to help businesses, says mayor of West Midlands

British energy providers have a “moral responsibility” to renegotiate agreements with companies stuck on high fixed-price energy deals arranged last autumn during a historic...

Conference showcases Welsh efforts to advance low carbon vehicle agenda

Automotive giants including Aston Martin, Nissan, Renault, Peugeot and Toyota gathered at Hensol Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan on 30 November to "show...
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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...

A salt solution

With concern rising over the security of energy supplies, large salt cavities deep underground in Cheshire are being used to create additional storage facilities...

Illegal waste shipment lands Glasgow operator with fine for breaching environmental legislation

Waste shipments have come under scrutiny following the illegal shipment of waste electrical and electronic goods by a Glasgow-based businessman. Waste operator Henry Chukwu ,...
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Whole-life spills service launches

A SPECIALIST service has been launched by Hydro International to help industrial and commercial sites avoid the devastating environmental and financial consequences of inadequate...

Not enough copper is being mined to keep the energy transition on schedule

Shortages of copper and other important metals look likely to decisively shape the unfolding of any proposed energy transition Not enough copper is being...

The lens of history: Reflections on the 70th anniversary of the Great Smog

The London smog of 1952 was certainly tragic in its effect, claiming over 12,000 lives. But it also marked the moment when air pollution's harms were finally acknowledged, and efforts began to legislate against it. Early December saw the 70th anniversary, and a time for reflection and stock-taking by environmental health experts, including a fascinating lecture by Dr Ian Mudway of Gresham College.

Urgent call for Government to invest in healthy soils post-Brexit

Urgent call for government to invest in healthy soils post-Brexit Sustainable Soils Alliance unites for flood prevention, biodiversity, food production and carbon sequestration Healthy Soils must...