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  • Valeport Water
    Valeport

    Valeport unveils versatile new probe for multiple applications

    A unique new probe that combines the power of the SWiFT SVP and a turbidity sensor has been launched by leading British oceanographic and hydrographic instrument specialist, Valeport. 

  • BT Corporate Reports
    BT

    BT helps customers cut carbon emissions by 11.3 million tonnes

    BT’s annual Delivering our Purpose report, says its products helped customers cut their carbon emissions by 11.3 million tonnes. Revenue from these products totalled £5.3bn, representing 22 per cent of its total revenue last year.

  • Shared Interest Corporate Reports
    Shared Interest

    SOCIAL ACCOUNTS YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 2017

    Mary Coyle MBE, the Chair of Shared Interest, says: "I am pleased to report in this set of Social Accounts that we have made considerable progress in achieving the goals set out in our 2014 Strategic Review. This year our lending supported over 160 producer groups, helping almost 375,000 individuals in 60 countries, 30% of whom were women."

  • ABB Energy & Resource Management
    ABB

    Drives floor energy costs for high rise

    A 17-storey London office complex near Canary Wharf has dramatically reduced energy costs by using variable speed drive controlled pumps and fans.

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Politics

Former Environment Agency boss Professor Paul Leinster and Professor Leon Terry wonder where all the attention on plastic pollution has left the 25 year Environment Plan.....

A university and think tank study of MPs has found that the issue of climate change rarely features amongst their constituents, who nevertheless respond to issues such as plastic pollution in the oceans following the BBC's Blue Planet II series or Sky Ocean Rescue initiatives. The study outlines approaches that may change this situation.

'Wise and welcome ideals need to be backed up by law and resources' are the most common responses to the UK Government's 25 Year Environment Plan, following a speech today by Prime Minister Theresa May. Here below are responses sent to Environment Times. For a link to the Government's Central Office of Information announcement visit here.

How the UK should best deal with the Chinese waste import restrictions is commented upon by Alastair Chisholm, CIWEM's Director of Policy.

A clean growth strategy setting out how the UK can cut carbon emissions to combat climate change while driving economic growth, has been published by the UK Government's Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark. Reaction to the strategy can be seen later in this article.

The EU Withdrawal Bill is inadequate to deliver Gove's "Green Brexit" vision of healthier environment, top professional environmentalists fear.

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has appealed to Ministers over the withdrawal of dedicated contaminated land funding for local authorities.

Missed opportunities and silence on green topics has been a common theme from the responses we've received about the Government's Budget 2017.

Environment Times has received mostly positive reaction, but with caveats, to the Government's confirmed commitment to a 5th Carbon Budget in these post Brexit turbulent times from bodies concerned with business creating a low carbon future.

Melanie Kendall-Reid, Compliance Director of CARBON2018, assesses the implications for the UK's environmental policy following the Brexit referendum result.