Brownfield Awards deadline extended to 17 May Locked

Don't forget the new categories and criteria this year

UK

Survey finds ‘terrifying’ insect decline in UK, compounding risk to crops Locked

Study used citizen response science and a free downloadable app to assess insect loss over time

UK

Arup and Fichtner to link UK and German grids Locked

NeuConnect interconnector will be one of the world’s longest, joining two of Europe’s largest electricity markets

UK

App improves RPS staff safety and efficiency Locked

RPS switches from ‘buddy system’ to easy-to-use smartphone app and cloud-based monitoring hub to provide better protection for lone workers

UK

Faithful+Gould increases social value offer Locked

New appointments to increase Faithful+Gould’s social value capability and that of wider SNC-Lavalin group members

UK

Arup to advise on ‘exemplar’ green business park Locked

Brownfield project hopes to deliver 3,000 new jobs for Liverpool city region and to benefit from the Liverpool freeport

UK

New head for WSP’s planning and advisory business Locked

Appointment follows WSP growth plan based on three pillars – earth and environmental, property and buildings, and transport and infrastructure

UK

Levelling Up Bill takes centre stage, weakening 300,000 home target Locked

The radical ideas of last year's Planning White Paper have been subsumed into the Levelling Up agenda, which proposes fundamental changes to the housing market and deflects from the new homes manifesto commitment

UK

Resiliency integral to South East Water’s 25 year plan Locked

Twenty five year environment plan contains targets for biodiversity net gain and using natural and social capital to guide all investment

UK

UK nuclear revival may be ‘unachievable’ Locked

Does the UK have the time, money and political will to embark on new nuclear projects?

UK

New body to safeguard energy resilience Locked

Future System Operator (FSO) will be independent from government and strategically manage national electricity and gas supplies

UK

Habitat protection bypassed for offshore wind Locked

Could the EU Habitat Regulation Assessment become one of the first major environmental casualties of Brexit?

UK

Pressure growing for more onshore wind on brownfields Locked

A study shows that if windfarms were established on the available and appropriate land, including brownfields, they could meet 140% of the UK and Ireland’s energy demand

UK

Johnson promotes brownfield to assuage housing target fears Locked

In a pre-election visit, PM Boris Johnson said the Levelling Up agenda will take pressure off building homes in London and the South East and emphasised financial support to unlock brownfield land

UK

New air targets ‘tougher than EU‘ era standards claims Defra Locked

Defra’s consultation includes air, water and nature protection but excludes PFAS and the official powers of the Office for Environmental Protection

UK

RPS leads research team on UK water leakage plan Locked

Reducing leakage and increasing reservoir capacity are critical to UK plans for increasing resilience against global warming

UK

Cities should ‘own’ net zero in locally-adapted strategies, says PwC Locked

Reports calls for place specific approach to de-carbonising heating, building and transport in UK conurbations

UK

Brownfield wildlife to gain legal protection Locked

Environment secretary George Eustice says some wildlife on brownfield sites will gain legal protection in the site classification shake up

UK

Impact assessment reports commissioned for Inis Ealga Marine Energy Park Locked

Lead consultant Royal HaskoningDHV, alongside partner consultants Mott MacDonald have been tasked with producing an environmental impact assessment report and a natural impact statement for Irish offshore wind park

UK

AECOM acquires stake in SLC Rail Locked

Partnership will exploit opportunities of the UK’s levelling up programme, Restoring Your Railways and Project Speed

UK

Atkins appointed to decarbonise DWP’s buildings Locked

Study based on Atkins’ 'Decarbonomics' system, utilising AI, digital twinning, thermal mapping and visualisation

UK

Government ‘lacks credible plan’ for hitting net zero targets Locked

The UK government is on course to miss its net zero targets due to a lack of policy detail and clarity regarding financial incentives, says the House of Lords committee

UK

Construction supply chain pressures to worsen Locked

Geopolitical landscape to further exacerbate pre-existing labour shortages, pricing and project delays, says RSM UK

UK

RPS partners with WISE on DEI Locked

RPS staff will have access to a powerful network of women leaders from various STEM industries

UK

Success for Mott MacDonald on Mendips ‘super reservoir’ Locked

In the run-up to 2050, water resilience is key to strategic water planning, integral to new regional water resource plans and large new reservoirs - Mott MacDonald supports South West Water and Wessex Water project

UK

Expert Opinion: Net zero - what will life be like in 2050? Locked

Frédérique Carrier, head of investment strategy, RBC Wealth Management, looks at some of the current challenges to achieving net zero, some feasible solutions, and what the world of tomorrow might look like if these solutions are not only implemented, but effectively paid for.

Global, UK

Transition, security, natural solutions: ushering in a new energy era Locked

The turbulent turn of world events has reinforced the urgency for the planet to move away from fossil fuel dependence. Transition was the subject of the day at this year’s International Energy Week, which featured expert commentators from BP, ERM, EY, Schlumberger, Shell and more

Europe, Global, UK

Challenging times for ethnically diverse environmental professionals Locked

Lack of 'empathetic understanding' of why diversity is important holds back EDI in the UK environmental industry sector

Europe, Global, UK

WSP plans regional expansion based from Leeds Locked

New location to support future growth ambitions in Yorkshire

UK

Consultants react strongly to climate wake-up call Locked

Firms acknowledge gravity and urgency of a situation in which further delay would mean missing “a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all,” according to the latest report from the IPCC

Global, UK