18 Apr 2019

How data are improving our public services Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: A project that creates a database of all the UK’s trees and one that identifies the safest roads for cyclists are among those winning a £1.5m Government funding competition.

18 Apr 2019

Not implementing environmental law cost EU states €55bn last year Locked

Ecology Briefing: Not implementing EU environmental law results in negative outcomes ranging from reduced biodiversity and increased illness to air and noise pollution and unrealised market opportunities.

18 Apr 2019

Drone guidance could help companies cut costs Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: CIRIA’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Managing Assets shows how drone technology could improve asset management capability.

12 Apr 2019

Ecologists review impacts and opportunities from solar farms Locked

Ecology Briefing: A review of the ecological impacts of solar farms, mitigation solutions and opportunities for biodiversity enhancement by BSG Ecology has thrown more light on a poorly researched issue.

Europe, UK
12 Apr 2019

Transport Scotland pushes ahead with Laurencekirk junction assessment Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: A £300,000 contract for ground investigations ahead of works on a busy junction of the A90 near Laurencekirk has been let by Transport Scotland.

11 Apr 2019

Seven in 10 people worry about indoor air quality, finds study Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Air quality is increasingly informing people’s choices of where to live and holiday, according to air purifier producer Blueair.

5 Apr 2019

“Worrying” lack of understanding of fracking decommissioning Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The Public Accounts Committee has blasted BEIS for a lack of understanding of how fracking sites will be decommissioned, and who is liable.

Europe, UK
4 Apr 2019

Arcus supports Scottish wind farm application Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The project could detriment the local landscape but if constructed would have a generating capacity of c67MW.

29 Mar 2019

Industry group set to boost floating wind sector Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: A new industry sector group is to coordinate and promote development of the UK’s nascent floating offshore wind sector, with associated regeneration opportunities.

28 Mar 2019

Severn Trent fined £500k for sewage discharge Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The impacts caused by the incident are “amongst the worst damage to a SSSI” ever witnessed by Natural England.

18 Mar 2019

Scottish infrastructure plan seeks views Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Scottish infrastructure advisers are inviting views on infrastructure priorities and linkages as they develop a 30-year strategic plan and subsequent monitoring regime.

18 Mar 2019

Residents get their say over Harewood EfW plant Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Over 650 people have attended consultations into the 51MW Wheelabrator Harewood facility.

Europe, UK
8 Mar 2019

Wanted: legal adviser for Parliamentary estate Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: A £7.5m contract being tendered over four years covering planning, CPOs and EIAs amongst others.

7 Mar 2019

Arcadis launches City of 2030 accelerator project Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The consultancy’s Digital Innovation Hub includes 10 startups that could make our cities smarter.

7 Mar 2019

Revamped newt licensing could save millions Locked

Ecology Briefing: The district level license aims to improve the overall health of newt populations while potentially saving hundreds of millions of pounds for developers and regulators' time.

28 Feb 2019

Government must focus on ‘world-leading infrastructure’ Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Government advisors say strategic improvements to the UK’s infrastructure across six sectors are progressing too slowly in most cases, holding back greater investment in transport, housing and energy.

28 Feb 2019

Natural England quantifies its natural capital Locked

Ecology Briefing: Valuable insights into natural capital asset costs and benefits, monetary and non-monetary, have emerged from Natural England’s pioneering accounting methods.

Europe, UK
28 Feb 2019

Gove eyes post-Brexit cleantech lead for UK Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: UK environmental professionals should aim higher than the EU in setting standards and in building green technology markets after Brexit, says the environment secretary.

28 Feb 2019

Six-figure backing revealed for CCS project Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The funding represents a key step in progressing the project, which could act as a catalyst for the wider Carbon Capture and Storage industry.

15 Feb 2019

Wind generation scores winter record Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The UK has enjoyed its highest ever wind generation output, but the outlook for longer term growth faces challenges from policy uncertainty.

12 Feb 2019

Consultants step in to support LA capacity crisis Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Research points to a growing capacity crisis within local authorities and an increasing need for external support

Europe, UK
7 Feb 2019

UK bioenergy’s landtake eases Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Area of UK arable land under bioenergy crops has reduced after previous rapid growth due to changes in biofuel mix, but the area affected is still large. 

7 Feb 2019

Progress on natural capital remains patchy Locked

Ecology Briefing: Doubts over governance, status, metrics and inconsistent use in decision-making are all hampering progress of the 25 Year Environment Plan, say natural capital experts

Europe, UK
7 Feb 2019

North Sea O&G decommissioning to cost UK government £24bn Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: National Audit Office report finds North Sea oil and gas decommissioning will cost the government £24bn in lost tax and tax relief

Europe, UK
4 Feb 2019

NAO finds mixed picture on enviro-metrics as post-Brexit framework emerges Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Enviro-metrics are crucial to good environmental governance, yet progress on development has been patchy as Defra develops its ambitious post-Brexit framework.

Europe, UK
22 Jan 2019

Hitachi suspends Wylfa Newydd Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Hitachi freezes progress on Wylfa, with the project posing too much of a financial challenge as renewables continue to undermine nuclear market.

22 Jan 2019

Water source heat pump project set for Scotland Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: It is hoped the £15m heating scheme will encourage other local authorities to reduce their carbon emissions.

22 Jan 2019

£100m Newcastle regeneration project to be supported by Golder Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Golder was given the go-ahead for EIA work last September, with the project set to open in 2020.

14 Jan 2019

National Grid and Energinet to deliver c€2bn Viking Link interconnector Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: The 760km interconnector project will improve access to sustainable electricity generation.

Europe, UK
14 Jan 2019

English and Welsh water sector leads in Europe, research suggests Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Global Water Intelligence has found water utilities in England and Wales outcompete those in France, Spain and Italy in a number of key areas.

Europe, UK