Saturday, June 19, 2021

Government responds to Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes-report

The Government’s response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes has been published. According to the Committee, the response 'does...

Water sector to plunge £2.8 billion into the green recovery

The water sector is set to invest £2.8 billion in environmental projects, Ofwat has announced. In collaboration with Defra, the Environment Agency, the Drinking Water...

New jails to be ‘net zero’, Lord Chancellor announces

Four new prisons being built in England will use heat pumps, efficient lighting systems and thousands of solar panels to reduce energy demand by...

Ofwat consults on regulatory reporting for water companies

Ofwat has launched a consultation on regulatory reporting for water companies for the 2021-22 reporting year. One of the three goals set out in Ofwat's...

Ofwat invites water sector to join conversation of clients’ COVID-19 pandemic experiences

Ofwat has opened a conversation with the water sector and beyond to help ensure that customers across the country are getting what they need...

New Environment Bill provisions to tackle storm overflows announced

New legal duties on water companies and government will be included in the upcoming Environment Bill to reduce sewage discharged into waterways. Three new measures...

UK businesses planning to spend £16bn on electric vehicles, research says

UK businesses are set to invest £15.8bn in the electrification of their vehicle fleets over the next year, a 50% uplift on their spending...

Water Breakthrough Challenge opens for entries

A £40 million innovation competition has launched to spark new ways of working in the water sector. The Water Breakthrough Challenge aims to equip the water sector...

Restrictions on sale of coal and wet wood for home burning begin

Restrictions on the sale of coal, wet wood and manufactured solid fuels for burning in the home have came into force on first of...

Inquiry to focus on battery electric vehicles supply chain

A call of evidence has been launched to examine the supply chain for battery electric vehicles. According to the Environmental Audit Committee, a supply chain...