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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

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)...

Urgent action needed to save ‘shovel-ready’ renewable heat projects, say UK biogas firms

Renewable energy projects in the agri-food sector excluded from BEIS’s RHI Covid-19 Extension Includes 20MW of previously-eligible renewable heat projects on farms and...

£66 million package for technology, transport and housing to help kick start West Midlands...

Eight ‘shovel ready’ projects, ranging from the National Brownfield Land Institute to Very Light Rail developments are to benefit from £66 million of Government...

WJA system backs water jetters carrying out Covid-19 essential services

The Water Jetting Association has put in place an essential services notification system to assist its members in confirming that they have the right...

Coronavirus pandemic will drive responsible (ESG) investing ‘skywards’, says financial advisory group CEO

The coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout will trigger a ‘skyward surge’ in sustainable, responsible and impactful investing over the next 12 months, affirms...

Under development: Top 5 cleantech innovations to watch in 2020

Cleantech innovation took centre stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, in January, a sign of growing commercial interest in this fast-moving...

Britons put planet before profit in their personal savings and expect more action from...

Brits want their pensions and investments to minimise climate impacts and support a sustainable economy; far more than those who only seek to maximise...
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Environment directors urge Dutch government to rethink RDF import tax

A Local Government Association is calling on the Netherlands Government to think twice before levying a €32 per tonne tax on the import of Refuse Derived Fuel RDF
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Dundee to host conference on climate change science and law

This inaugural event will focus on identifying elements of a global climate consensus and the legal practicality of effective climate action

AD industry body calls for low-carbon CfD scheme to support small-scale renewables

Anaerobic digestion (AD) trade body ADBA makes call on day that Feed-In Tariff ends AD has potential to generate 75 terrawatt hours of...

Conservation Finance Project aims to drive significant investment into Scotland’s natural environment

An ambitious new initiative aims to pioneer new ways of funding nature conservation in Scotland through the launch of the £1 Billion Challenge. ...

Entrepreneurs to pitch game-changing technologies at London event

Applications have opened for entrepreneurs with game-changing technologies to pitch to investors at Cleantech Innovate, an annual showcase event for innovative clean technologies. The event,...

German subsidiary in the UK offers perspective on Brexit

Gas compression and conveying firm Aerzen Machines recently welcomed fifteen German business leaders and the German Minister for European and Federal Affairs and Regional...

England-only environmental watchdog post Brexit deeply flawed, planners warn

Proposals for a post-Brexit environmental watchdog that only has jurisdiction for England are deeply flawed and will not provide enough independent scrutiny of the...

New guides tap into growth of innovative power deals for UK firms

The world’s most iconic businesses – Microsoft, Nestle and Amazon, among many others in 75 countries – are already buying renewable energy direct from...

Energy resilience: how businesses are lighting the way

Energy consumption is one of the major drains on companies’ turnovers, and many organisations are looking at how renewable energy can reduce their spend,...

Tax relief for innovation is on the up, but many firms missing out, says...

The government is giving more of a boost than ever before to the UK’s most innovative companies, according to the latest full-year statistics from...

Keeping compliant across the UK: Differences in environmental legislation

Simon Knott of consultancy Naturally Compliant offers an overview of important differences in environmental legislation between the different countries in the UK .

Assessing the Scottish Government’s ambitions for transport electrification: Realistic or not?

Neil Bruce of Edinburgh based law firm Burness Paull LLP takes an in-depth look at what is needed in terms of policy and investment...