Cedrec and COVID-19

In these uncertain times, we feel its right to let you all know what we're doing here at Cedrec in light of the on-going development of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The health and wellbeing of ou...

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National Grid announce trial to test hydrogen heating

The National Grid have revealed a £10 million trial project to test hydrogen heating in UK homes. They are hoping the trial will be a success and enable them to reduce carbon dioxide emission...

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Draft legislation published on domestic solid fuels standards

The Draft Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 have been published, which:

  • places restrictions on the sale of wet wood for...
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Well I'll be dammed! Beaver families win right to remain

Fifteen families of beavers have been granted permanent rights to remain in their new homes on the River Otter in East Devon.

These are the first beavers to live in the wild in England for...

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Tech firm's recycling blunder pays for mass tree-planting

A computer support company in Brentford that broke recycling law has paid money to charity to help fund several thousand new trees in Ilford, London.

EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd failed to...

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Concrete manufacturer fined after employee died and another seriously injured

Concrete manufacturer Treanor Pujol Ltd was sentenced for safety breaches following two separate incidents, including the death of an employee and serious injuries to a second worker, as

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UK electricity grid could have negative carbon emissions by 2033

A report published by the National Grid has said the UK's electricity grid could have negative carbon emissions from 2033, provided that carbon capture storage technology is utilised alongside incr...

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Fire Safety Consultation Published

The Government is seeking views on their legislative fire safety proposals that will aim to reform building and fire safety to prevent incidents like the tragic Grenfell Tower fire from happen...

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New green home grant launched

The government has announced a £2 billion green homes grant that will offer funding of up to £10,000 to support the installation of energy efficiency measures in homes across Engla...

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Automatic planning permission plan announced

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced a significant reform of the planning system in England which will see planning permission automatically granted for certain development on designated...

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Study reveals "E-highways" could revolutionise UK freight industry

The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (SRF) published a white paper which explores the ways to decarbonise the UK's long-haul road freight through an Electric Road System (ERS).

The plan...

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Plastic bag use continues to fall in England

Since the introduction of the 5p charge for plastic bags in supermarkets back in 2015, there has been a 95% drop in sales of single-use carrier bags reported by main supermarkets.

In this l...

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Government plan Environmental Land Management Scheme

The government is planning a new Environmental Land Management (ELM) scheme to replace the EU's greening requirements in the UK.

This scheme will reward farmers for the delivery of env...

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Food waste rises as lockdown restrictions ease

A report by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has found that household food waste in the UK has increased by almost a third as lockdown restrictions were eased.

In April durin...

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Business and economic recovery planned through new Bill

The Government has published the Business and Planning Bill which contains a range of measures aimed at helping businesses and the economy recover from the impact that the C...

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