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

Leeds City Council waives ticket costs for air quality conference

An accredited online medical conference bringing together some of the country’s top air pollution experts will now be free to attend on 4 October,...

Trainers add two more

A training company has added two new venues – Milton Keynes and Edinburgh – to its calendar for 2013. Corporate Risk Systems (CRS) said the...

Green Jobs growing at four times the pace of the overall employment market –...

Green jobs* are growing around four times the rate of the overall UK employment market, with 2.2% of all new jobs classed as green....

UK government announces funding for green installers training

Thousands of training courses will be rolled out across England to grow a skilled workforce of heat pump and energy efficiency installers, said the...

Insulation manufacturer calls for an industry code of practice

New research seems to reveal that more than half of UK surveyors are unfamiliar with spray foam insulation and have a limited understanding of...

WWEM 2018 sees return of Instrumentation Apprentice Competition and new WIPAC Learning Zone

This year’s WWEM Conference will take place in Telford on 21 - 22 November 2018

ERF in Oxfordshire hosts work experience week for local school

In late June Viridor welcomed nine school students from the nearby Bicester School to the Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) to participate in the...

British Water Prize winner lands job with award sponsor

One of the winning teams from this year’s British Water Prize has been given a job with the award sponsor, Mouchel. Héctor Adell Troncho was...

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...

Webinar will look at how to develop an effective corporate net zero strategy

The first in a series of webinars to help organizations develop a practical and actionable net zero strategy will be hosted by environmental consultancy...

Power industry apprenticeship sets Mitch up for a bright career

As Chancellor George Osborne used his Autumn Statement to announce a new apprenticeship levy to fund three million future apprenticeships, one Windsor teenager knows...

UK solutions provider secures ISO 14001 certification

Environmental solutions provider OMEX Environmental has achieved ISO 14001 certification. “This certification is a testament to OMEX's commitment to delivering outstanding customer service while...

From refugee to senior engineer: One person’s story

Biniam Haddish is a former refugee from East Africa who now holds a senior position at National Grid Energy System Operator (ESO). In 2005,...

The carbon capture race, and what it means for jobs

How big a challenge is presented by the task of removing CO2 from the atmosphere in accordance with climate targets? How far have we...

Hazardous areas training expert recognised for exemplary contribution

A trainer with the Association for the Electrical and Mechanical trades (AEMT) has been recognised for his work in enabling the AEMT to continue...

Net zero target will create up to 1.7 million new jobs by 2030, says...

The Government will not deliver on its commitment to net zero by 2050, say the authors of a new research paper, without taking radical...
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A view from the top

Envirotec addresses a few questions to Alan Edwards, SLR’s new UK managing director.
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Legionnaires’: Is it time for tougher controls?

A training company has warned industry to react swiftly to the outbreak in Edinburgh of Legionnaires’ disease or risk losing the confidence of the...

Water industry still needs to address exclusion, says OFWAT chief

A glass ceiling is still “looming over” women working across the water industry and despite some progress, the sector is being held back by...