19 Jul 2019

Environment Analyst Business Summit 2019: Capitalising on a Climate of Uncertainty Locked

How are consulting firms adapting to long-term uncertainty and heightened climate awareness to optimise their leadership position?

19 Jul 2019

“Developers only care about profit,” survey finds

People have little faith in the role of developers and local Government in planning large-scale developments for the public good, according to a survey from Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.

19 Jul 2019

Gove targets 2020 for UK environmental leadership Locked

Next year could be a very big year for environmental leadership, says Defra secretary, and UK should be at the centre. Ross Griffiths reports.

19 Jul 2019

The Development + Infrastructure podcast - July 2019 Locked

Why is the Government's climate change policy failing, what's the latest news in construction and planning, and why should we build with natural materials?

19 Jul 2019

Ireland found in breach of Aarhus Convention Locked

Following a case taken by an environmental activist, Ireland’s planning regulations have been found to be in breach of the Aarhus Convention.

19 Jul 2019

Thames Water fined £707,000 for Berkshire pollution Locked

Hundreds of fish died after raw sewage leaked into a stream in Maidenhead.

19 Jul 2019

Online tool shows tree planting is good for health Locked

A new online calculator from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology quantifies health savings from tree planting.

19 Jul 2019

Green infrastructure increases biodiversity, says report Locked

Green roofs, wetland basins, and community gardens are becoming increasingly common in new developments and urban spaces.

19 Jul 2019

Wildfires increase local extinction risks, say researchers Locked

Ecosystems may never return to a functioning state following wildfires, warn scientists.

19 Jul 2019

New Cuadrilla flaring permit opposed by campaigners Locked

Consultation has begun on a change to the environmental permit at Cuadrilla’s fracking site.

19 Jul 2019

Gove backs air quality improvements in new bill Locked

Environment secretary Michael Gove said in a speech that the Environment Bill should set stricter limits on particulate pollution and place extra obligations on public bodies to improve air quality.

19 Jul 2019

Report savages Government’s energy efficiency measures Locked

The Government must strengthen policy and force builders to implement the latest energy efficiency standards, according to the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Committee.

19 Jul 2019

Europe heat pump sales increase 12.9%, finds study Locked

Global sales fell by 3.3%, partly due to China’s slowing economy, according to BSRIA’s research.  

19 Jul 2019

Squeezing heat into light for more efficient solar panels Locked

Rice University researchers claim to have found a way to turn the waste heat from photovoltaic panels into more electricity.

19 Jul 2019

Standardised school components could reduce emissions by 25% Locked

The open-source framing system is part of an initiative aimed at making school construction more efficient.

19 Jul 2019

Domestic AI receives slice of £12m Government funding Locked

Dyson and Imperial College London will use artifical intelligence to create household products to make it easier for robots to complete complicated household tasks.

19 Jul 2019

Perovskite advance could boost solar panel efficiency Locked

Saudi Arabian researchers say their fabrication technique could lead to the commercialisation of perovskite solar cells with conversion efficiencies of more than 21%.

19 Jul 2019

Ofgem could clamp down further on lax FiT payments Locked

It may take further action against Solarplicity over outstanding money owed to feed-in-tariff generators of solar energy.

19 Jul 2019

Car park housing gets go ahead in Bristol Locked

The City Council has granted planning permission for 11 Zed Pods homes on the Chalks Road car park.

19 Jul 2019

Corby incinerator meeting generates heat Locked

Corby Council’s development control committee members have delayed their decision regarding a controversial application for a large waste to energy incinerator on a brownfield site at Shelton Road.

19 Jul 2019

Warning from rat exposure to heavy metals Locked

Wild rats in mining areas absorb heavy metals from contaminated soil, according to Japanese research, possibly inducing heritable effects.

19 Jul 2019

Million pound remediation for Irvine Harbour Locked

North Ayrshire Council says it will spend more than £1m to clean up heavily contaminated land at Irvine Harbour to make way for a large social housing project.

19 Jul 2019

Parish fails to block housing next to Pagham nature reserve Locked

A parish council in West Sussex has failed in its High Court bid to stop a mixed residential development on agricultural land next to the Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve.

19 Jul 2019

Plant-based remediation jeopardised by sea level rise? Locked

Research published by Tsinghua University has found that phytoremediation is an effective remediation technique for contaminated land.

19 Jul 2019

Solihull residents say no to Local Plan Locked

Solihull Council has suggested that it could provide 2,000 homes to help meet demand in other parts of the West Midlands.

19 Jul 2019

Paste technology offers new solution for power waste Locked

Golder Associates claims to have found an effective solution to dispose solid and liquid combustion byproducts.

19 Jul 2019

LEP funding to unlock “complex” Worthing brownfield Locked

Worthing Borough Council has successfully bid for £4.84m for the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership from the Local Growth Fund.

19 Jul 2019

3D model offers Huddersfield flythrough Locked

A detailed 3D computer model is being used to demonstrate Kirklees Council’s £250m transformation of Huddersfield town centre.

12 Jul 2019

Re-tooling for climate change Locked

A lawyer representing a river in court… A big corporation badgered by its employees to become greener… The old ways are shuffling off stage and the new ones are filtering through. Eoin Redahan reports.

12 Jul 2019

Council overcomes butterfly habitat concerns to approve Bolsover development Locked

Derbyshire County Council says there will be no net loss of biodiversity and asked the developers to manage the open space for an additional 20 years.