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Ground Source Energy Expo 2015 and the Heating & Renewables Roadshow

The Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA) will be holding its ‘Ground Source Energy Expo’ event at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Thursday, 10th September 2015. The event features an exhibition of the latest technologies together with a series of talks and discussions on the latest developments in ground source energy…

ESI opens Bristol office following period of growth

ESI Ltd is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Temple Quay, Bristol as part of a major growth and development strategy to enhance our services. The move follows a period of significant growth and is part of an ongoing investment and expansion plan to strengthen our services for our clients. Our specialist consulting division…

Yorkshire Water project trials drone technology

Unmanned Air Vehicles, also known as drones, have been trialled by a contractor working on a project for Yorkshire Water. The £4.8 million project involves replacing a Yorkshire Water treatment works with two new pumping stations and a new water pipeline extending over 20km…

Carbon Capture and Storage – CCSA publishes report

The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) has published a report on the economic and strategic advantages of developing the UK’s carbon capture and storage capacity. The report states: “For over a decade, the UK has recognised the importance of commercialising carbon capture and storage in order to promote UK growth, deliver secure energy, and drive ambitious action on climate change….”

CIWEM statement on water leakage in the UK water distribution system

CIWEM has recently published a policy position statement on water leakage in the water distribution system in the UK. Explaining the context of the paper, CIWEM says: “Leakage is an important element in the supply-demand balance for most water supply companies. In the recent past droughts have exposed the vulnerability of some UK companies in maintaining supplies…”

Engineers issue warning over cuts in flood defence spending

Looking ahead to the summer budget, which the Chancellor will be presenting today (July 8th), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) issued words of warning last month over possible cuts in flood defence spending and infrastructure. The coalition government announced a six-year investment plan costing £2.3 billion for new flood defences…

Welsh National Assembly considers planning and the environment

Three bills concerned with planning and the environment are currently being considered by the National Assembly for Wales. The Planning (Wales) Bill was introduced last October and is now in its final stage before seeking Royal Assent. The Environment (Wales) Bill is still in its early stages…