15 Dec 2018

Off-grid buildings to be test bed for decarbonised heat Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: England’s off-grid communities will be in the vanguard of low-carbon and renewable heating in the government’s emerging future framework for heat in buildings. Paul Hatchwell reports.

30 Nov 2018

Low-carbon hydrogen will need early heat strategy Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Hydrogen has a role in plugging the decarbonisation gap in heating , but the Government will have to act soon to ensure a range of options and keep costs down. Paul Hatchhwell reports.

23 Nov 2018

Insight report: On the road to success?

EIA +Planning Briefing: Highways work in England is ramping up on the back of the first national road investment strategy with a £225m dedicated environment fund. We find out how this is impacting demand for support services and where it is heading under the second draft strategy.

16 Nov 2018

VertaseFLI gets bespoke waste recovery permit for landfill remediation Locked

Brownfield Briefing: VertaseFLI has at long last received its Waste Recovery Permit for reclamation of the former industrial and commercial landfill at Emerson’s Green, Bristol, writes director, Mike Longman.

9 Nov 2018

China: what effect will the recent soil pollution law have? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The Chinese Government recently put measures in place to tackle widespread soil pollution in the country, but just how far will they go? Joe Zhang and Oshani Perera, of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, discuss the lie of the land. Eoin Redahan reports.

26 Oct 2018

New housing estates failing on multiple fronts Locked

Brownfield Briefing: The lack of public transport connectivity, community-focused estate design, and attention paid to people’s health and wellbeing have been highlighted by the Transport for New Homes Project.

19 Oct 2018

D&I perspectives: How to mitigate delays and avoid increased costs on major UK construction projects Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: RSK founding director Sue Sljivic provides her views on the importance of continuity on projects, and the pitfalls of multi-consultancy involvement.

Europe, UK
11 Oct 2018

Brownfield Risk and Remediation 2018 Locked

Brownfield Briefing: What did we learn when the best brains in British brownfield convened under the shadow of Tower Bridge before the BB awards? Eoin Redahan had a listen.

5 Oct 2018

Creating climate-resilient real estate Locked

Sustainable Building Briefing: What is the main concern for experts tasked with making buildings more climate-resilient? Eoin Redahan found out at Ramboll’s Climate Resilience roundtable.

28 Sep 2018

Tackling the housing targets Locked

21 Sep 2018

Using EIA to protect outer space Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: WYG’s director and head of environmental planning Steve Mustow considers why we need EIA to support extra-terrestrial exploration and development projects

Europe, UK
20 Sep 2018

Insight Report: Decommission impossible? Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: UK environmental consultants are winning more work associated with the legacy of North Sea oil and gas infrastructure. As offshore decommissioning activity ramps up, and with huge budgets at stake, we look at how environmental management approaches are evolving.

Europe, UK
22 Jun 2018

The importance of digging into the unknown

Brownfield Briefing: Ahead of the Site Investigation conference (28th June, London) keynote speaker Len Threadgold, Chairman and Chief Engineer, Geotechnics Limited, who is presenting a session titled 'Rethinking site investigation' answers some questions.

15 Jun 2018

Swansea Bay Tidal hit by Wylfa Newydd decision Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: Government backing for Wylfa Newydd exacerbates rumours about Swansea Tidal Lagoon's fate.

Europe, UK
8 Jun 2018

The best way to capture land value uplift? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: In theory, the Government could use increases in land values to fund infrastructure projects, but capturing this uplift is far from straightforward. Politicians and developers debated the issue in the House of Commons on 4 June. Eoin Redahan reports.

8 Jun 2018

Insight Report: End of the pipe for grey infrastructure in the water industry? Locked

Brownfield Briefing: How the management of environmental quality issues in the UK water sector is evolving in response to changing expectations and regulations, and creating opportunities for consultancies and the wider supply chain

Europe, UK
7 Jun 2018

D&I perspectives – Southampton Airport, an opportunity for sustainable airport expansion? Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: As Heathrow’s third runway is cleared for take-off, two of Barton Willmore’s leading planners Jen Samuelson and Alice Drew provide their perspectives on how Southampton Airport can be the archetype for regional airport expansion – and how the environmental impacts can be managed.

Europe, UK
25 May 2018

A newt point: the merits of eDNA testing Locked

Ecology Briefing: eDNA tests should make it easier to check for great crested newt life in ponds, yet flawed testing procedures threaten to undermine this approach. Eoin Redahan reports.

23 May 2018

Nurturing nature Locked

Flood Briefing: Nature-based solutions often provide a more palatable alternative to concrete flood barriers, but how effective are they? EA asked Mott MacDonald hydrologists Emma Wren, and Jamie Ledingham.

3 May 2018

Seven tips for managing surface water on construction sites

Brownfield Briefing: Managing director of environmental consultancy Naturally Compliant, Simon Knott, provides his seven steps to appropriately managing and disposing of surface water on construction projects.

Europe, UK
13 Apr 2018

The godwit profusion Locked

Ecology Briefing: How do you boost the populations of endangered birds? Mark Simpson, of the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, explains how the WWT is helping the black-tailed godwit.

4 Apr 2018

Brownfield Registers: first impressions Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Most UK councils have now published their Brownfield Registers. So, what is the early verdict? We asked Rebecca Pullinger, Brownfield Lead at the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

18 Jan 2018

Brexit checks UK environmental consulting market growth

Development + Infrastructure: Strong demand across multiple client sectors fuels another solid performance from the UK EC Top 30, although slowdown evident on Brexit worries finds EA’s latest market report

Europe, UK
31 Oct 2017

Insight: The decommissioning conundrum (part II) Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Incorporating views from Shell on progress to date and lessons learned from the Brent Spar saga in the North Sea, an update on the environmental management challenges facing the offshore oil & gas decom sector and its support service suppliers

Europe, Global, UK
18 Oct 2017

Insight: The decommissioning conundrum (part I) Locked

Brownfield Briefing: How the oil and gas decom market is shaping up set against only a slight improvement in the price of oil. Nick Cottam looks at the facts and figures, and where EHS factors fit into the equation

Europe, Global, UK
9 Oct 2017

Mixed reactions to £2bn affordable housing commitment Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to put another £2bn towards affordable housing was well received by some, but others view the measure as misguided.

4 Oct 2017

ES submissions fall but consultancy remains buoyant Locked

Brownfield Briefing: Planning statistics show fewer environmental statements were submitted to local planning authorities in 2016/17 while DCO submissions remain worryingly low.

Europe, UK
23 Aug 2017

Solar forecasting could boost PV efficiency Locked

Brownfield Briefing: A new solar forecasting service developed at the University of Sheffield could increase the efficiency of photovoltaic systems and reduce energy costs.

23 Jun 2017

EA Summit 2017: driving innovation & collaboration to overcome uncertainty

Development + Infrastructure: Trump, Brexit, infrastructure, the fourth industrial revolution, corporate transformation and resilience, partnerships and apprenticeships...these were just some of the key sector challenges debated on the day

Europe, Global, UK
5 May 2017

Market Insight: UK infrastructure & environment Locked

EIA +Planning Briefing: In the third and final part of this special series of features looking at environmental business drivers and disruptors, we look at why the infrastructure and housing regeneration markets have consultants so optimistic

Europe, UK