New scheme for green home improvements

In September 2020 the Government launched the Green Homes Grant Scheme to help households insulate their homes. However the scheme reached just 10% of its target household, and is being closed on 3...

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Development threatens SSSI

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in Kent is under threat from a new theme park development.

Swanscombe Peninsula was declared an SSSI when Kent Wildlife Trust, the RSPB and Bugl...

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Permitted development rights to be examined by MPs

Last year the Government made a series of changes to permitted development...

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Renewables outpace fossil fuels in UK first

Whilst 2020 is a year many of us may not remember fondly, there was a positive first in 2020 for the UK's energy generation. For the first time, in 2020, renewable energy provided more of the UK's...

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Worker suffers multiple injuries after fall

An agency worker fell 1.8 metres from a blade platform leading to the Energy company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Ltd being fined.

The agency worker was off work for several months with...

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Four employees exposed to hazardous substances

Nasmyth Technologies Limited have been fined after causing significant ill health to four employees after exposing them to a chemical spill.

Between 150 and 200 litres of a chemical prepara...

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Drayton Manor theme park sentenced following death of schoolgirl

Theme park, Drayton Manor, have been sentenced after the death of 11 year-old Evha Jannath on 9 May 2017.

The schoolgirl was on a class trip to the park when she fell out of a raft on the S...

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New Green Gas forum launched

The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) have launched a new hydrogen working group focused on driving the clean hydrogen agenda.

The new 'Green Gas forum' is replaci...

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Local Authority Treescapes fund launched

A new £2.7 million fund has been announced by the Government to help increase tree planting and the regeneration of nature in local communities.

The money which stems from the Governm...

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Builders urged to meet waste duty of care

Building and construction sites produce significant amounts of waste which, if not dealt with correctly, can be environmentally damaging and also harmful to human health. This is why the

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NI company found guilty of corporate manslaughter

H&M Engineering & Roofing Specialists (NI) Limited, were fined a total of £75,000 after pleading guilty to five health and safety offences as well as a charge of c...

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West End theatre conversion rejected

An appeal concerning the conversion of a grade II listed theatre in London's West End into a hotel has been dismissed following a 12-day inquiry.

Constructed in 1931, the Saville Theatre wa...

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Government consults on overhaul of waste management of packaging waste

On 24 March 2020 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published two Consultations that aim to introduce drastic changes in how packaging waste is m...

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Government planning transport carbon improvements

The Government has announced funding worth around £54 million will be available to innovative green projects in the transport sector. The hope is that around 10,000 UK jobs will be secured du...

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Bioelectric hybrid plane in development

A bioelectric hybrid plane, Beha, is currently in development by UK startup Faradair.

The 18-seater bioelectric hybrid plane will use electric motors to power...

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