Pennon Group, owners of South West Water and Bristol Water, have announced the £85 million acquisition of three new (unbuilt) renewable energy generation projects, as part of their commitment to long-term sustainable growth in the UK’s environmental infrastructure. According to Pennon, “this significant milestone propels Pennon closer to achieving their ambitious 2030 Net Zero commitment […]

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WildFish charity says £56bn plan to reduce sewage dumping from storm overflows is illegal because it expects customers to foot bill The legal challenge brought by WildFish, which seeks to have the Government’s sewage plan rejected as unlawful and re-written, is being heard in the High Court this week. WildFish wants the Government to: Enforce […]

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Ofwat has brought forward 33 schemes from 2025-30, to be commenced over the next two financial years, valued at £2.2bn, up from the £1.6bn consulted on in April. The additional £600 million will deliver: Ten schemes worth close to £1.7bn to reduce overflow spills by around 10,000 per year. The installation of 462,000 smart meters […]

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A coalition of environmental and wildlife NGOs has called on Ofwat to go further to ensure catchment and nature-based solutions are mainstreamed at PR24. In a letter, Blueprint for Water called for 10% of Water Industry National Environment Programme (WINEP) spending to be on green solutions; for Ofwat to encourage companies to commit to outcomes […]

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