Mark Costello   It is with great sadness that I convey the news that Dr Bill Ballantine has died. He was the first and longest serving Director of Leigh Marine Laboratory. He contributed significantly to the creation of the (New Zealand) Marine Reserves Act and establishment of New Zealand’s first marine reserve at Leigh. He became […]

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NAO “Since privatisation, Ofwat and Defra have overseen major improvements in water quality and service quality. Ofwat’s 2014 price review committed companies to improving services further over the next five years while cutting customer bills, increasing value for money for consumers. Customers, however, have not seen enough of the benefits of companies’ unexpected financial gains […]

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United utilities ambitious solar pv programme is undermined by Government’s lack of clear policy; no doubt Chinese nuclear electricity will be so much cheaper! Daily Telegraph: Water giant United Utilities is to install Europe’s biggest floating solar power system on a reservoir near Manchester, as it seeks to capitalise on the novel technology to cut […]

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