Friday, September 24, 2021

Scottish floating offshore wind port cluster could deliver £1.5bn boost

A new independent report commissioned by the Scottish Government and offshore wind industry - and led by Strathclyde University's Professor Sir Jim McDonald -...

Start-up spotlight: Recycling waste plastic into bricks

A Dorset start-up says it is turning plastic waste into building materials, and looking to empower communities in developing countries to do the same. Greenbrick...

UK government lagging far behind G7 peers in green jobs and investment plans, says...

UK seemingly ranks sixth for investment in net zero climate infrastructure – with only Japan scoring worse Report says UK Treasury plans for...

World Economic Forum: “Investing less than 1% of world GDP into nature-based solutions can...

New study appears to find that a tripling of current investments into nature-based solutions is needed by 2030 to tackle the climate...

World’s first dedicated clean hydrogen investment fund launches

A unique private infrastructure fund dedicated to delivering clean hydrogen infrastructure projects at scale has been launched. The group behind the FiveT Hydrogen Fund...

Utility offering funds for charitable organisations to improve their local water environment.

United Utilities has launched a new grant scheme aimed at helping charities to improve their local river catchment for the benefit of the community. The...

Canadian liquid and solid waste management firm purchased for C$927.5 million

North American Environmental services firm GFL Environmental has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the solid waste and environmental solutions business of Terrapure Environmental...

Property industry likely to be breaking the law by failing to disclose air pollution...

Explosive new QC legal opinion suggests estate agents, property websites, surveyors and conveyancers are now legally obliged to inform prospective buyers and...

Deal renewal for modular system

Water management components firm Hydro International has renewed a stormwater management deal with Rehau, a firm active in the building services sector

Environmental risk reduction firm announces changes to senior leadership team

Environmental risk reduction specialist Adler and Allan has announced changes to its senior leadership team effective 1 March 2021. The firm says the appointments...

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