Professor Anusha Shah outlined her presidential theme at her inaugural address. Working in harmony with nature in rural and urban areas is vital if we’re to reach our net zero goals, according to the new president of the ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers). Professor Anusha Shah, the institution’s 159th President, shared the theme for her presidential year […]

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The government has published its response to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) 2023 progress report. The CCC’s report was scathing, saying progress was slow and the publication of the Carbon Budget Delivery Plan (CBDP), setting out how the government plans to get to Net Zero, raised further concerns, with reduced confidence in the UK […]

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Last week’s speech by the Prime Minister on Net Zero provoked criticism from many organisations and commentators, but Kathryn Brown at the Wildlife Trusts wrote a great deconstruction of the government’s muddled thinking on climate change and the environment. Key points The government’s announcement will significantly increase household energy bills The Prime Minister will scrap […]

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Ofgem will be legally required to consider the UK’s net-zero carbon emissions target in all decision making, after the UK Government backed down to widespread pressure. The legal mandate is included within an amendment to the Energy Bill. The Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) has said it will amend the regulator’s existing […]

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Plans to create the world’s first carbon neutral waste treatment works in Staffordshire, with investment from Ofwat’s Innovation Fund, Horizon Europe and Severn Trent World-leading ‘net-zero hub’ will be home to new innovations and technologies to reduce and remove operational emissions, following collaboration with water companies around the world Project has the potential to cut […]

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The government has published its revamped net zero strategy. However, Powering Up Britain is rather more focused on energy security than net zero. The government view: Ambitious plans to scale up affordable, clean, homegrown power and build thriving green industries in Britain have been unveiled by the government today (Thursday 30 March) – boosting the […]

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Emission-cutting innovations from three global technology leaders are being accelerated through the UK water sector, thanks to new collaborative platform Spring. Technologies from Siemens, Xylem and Cobalt Water Global are being mobilised through a collaboration of 10 water companies, as part of the first Spring Accelerator challenge. Spring is dedicated to water sector transformation through innovation and […]

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