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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring August 26th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring Labour suggests increase to fracking legislation, wildlife experts warn of problems from not having clear definitions of ‘native species, think-tank encourages government to assess how climate change will affect Britain’s infrastructure, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring August 26th 2014

Labour party suggests increase to fracking industry legislation

The Guardian reports that the Labour party feels that current fracking legislation in the UK is not strong enough and they will aim to tighten regulations should they win next year’s election. read more.

Wildlife experts warn of problems from not having clear definitions of ‘native species’

Wildlife experts have expressed concern that the government’s plan to protect native British wildlife will backfire as they have not clearly defined what native species are, according to the Guardian. read more.

Think-tank encourages government to assess how climate change will affect Britain’s infrastructure

The think-tank IPPR has warned that although addressing climate change is an important individual goal, it will also help address some of the biggest economic and social challenges facing the UK. read more.

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 21 August 2014

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring house building statistics, construction cost increases, £1bn programme to unlock homes and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 21 August 2014

Latest statistics show house building in England is up by over a fifth compared to last year

More homes are being built thanks to the government’s action to help homebuyers and fix the broken housing market, Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis said.  read more

Cost Increases Hinder Construction Despite Growth in Q2

The latest Construction Trade Survey, published today, highlights that activity rose in the second quarter of 2014 across all areas of construction, including building contractors, SMEs, specialist contractors, civil engineers and product manufacturers. read more

First wave of projects for £1 billion programme to help unlock 200,000 homes

Eric Pickles has announced the first wave of projects to benefit from a £1 billion scheme that will unlock or accelerate the provision of over 200,000 new homes across the country.  read more

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring August 19th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring Ineos buys fracking rights, anti-fracking group protests, 2014 so far is the fourth hottest year on record, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring August 19th 2014

Ineos buys fracking rights around Grangemouth

Chemicals giant Ineos has announced its commitment to the UK fracking industry by buying rights to explore a 329 square kilometre area around Grangemouth and the Firth of Forth. read more.

Anti-fracking group has day of peaceful protest

Anti-fracking protesters glued themselves to the doors of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in London. read more.

2014 so far is the fourth hottest on record

May and June 2014 were the warmest since records began, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have reported. read more.

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 14 August 2014

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring construction recovery, the housing market, Crossrail extension and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 14 August 2014

Construction recovery stalls

The recovery in the construction industry stalled in the second quarter, but overall output is still up 4.8% year-on-year.  read more

UK housing market ‘pauses for breath’

Buyer demand flatlines and sales growth moderates as UK housing market ‘pauses for breath’. read more

Government launches study into potential Crossrail extension

Proposals to extend Crossrail to Hertfordshire are being considered by the Department of Transport, the secretary of State Patrick McLoughlin has announced. read more

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring August 12th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring the results of DECC’s newly released attitude survey, the rise of extreme weather, and the real price of sustainable buildings, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring August 12th 2014

DECC attitude survey shows opposition to fracking on the rise
Opposition to fracking in the UK has continued to rise, according to new government figures. read more.

Report finds that extreme weather has become more frequent
A study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research has found that a rise in blocking-patterns is causing extreme weather to become more common all over the world. read more.

New research challenges the price of sustainable buildings
New research released by BREEAM challenges the perception that green building measures are unaffordable. read more.

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 07 August 2014

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring construction growth, skills shortage, housing growth and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 07 August 2014

Construction Sector Set to Grow 10% in Two Years

The Construction Products Association’s Summer Forecasts released this week highlight that the construction industry will grow about 10.0% and contribute nearly £11 billion to the UK economy over the next two years alone. read more

Princes Trust warns of skills crisis

A Prince’s Trust and HSBC report reveals more than a third of construction business leaders fear their firms could fold due to the skills crisis. read more

Private sector keeps UK housing growth steady, reports NHBC

The private sector was responsible for driving housing growth in the UK over the last quarter, NHBC’s new housing registration figures for Q2 2014 have revealed. read more

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring August 5th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring the news that nearly 15% of UK’s energy now comes from renewables, BIOGEN completes largest food waste to energy plant in Wales, and research finds European homeowners prioritise energy efficiency measures as price fears rise, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring August 5th 2014

Nearly 15% of UK’s energy now comes from renewables

According to the government’s annual Digest of UK Energy Statistics, 14.9% of the UK’s electricity was generated from renewable sources in 2013 – a 30% increase compared to the year before. read more.

BIOGEN completes largest food waste to energy plant in Wales

Anaerobic digestion specialist Biogen have begun operating the largest food waste to energy plant in Wales. read more.

European homeowners prioritise energy efficiency measures as price fears rise

Kingfisher, the home improvement retailer, has released the second instalment of its European Home Report, a survey of 17,000 householders’ attitudes to home improvement in nine European countries. read more.

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Josephine Malone

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 31 July 2014

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring rising Balfour Beatty ending merger talks with Carillion, Mayor of London launches £1.3 trillion plan for London infrastructure and the introduction of the Site Delivery Fund.

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 31 July 2014

Balfour Beatty ends merger talks with Carillion

Just days after it was announced that merger talks between Balfour Beatty, the UK’s biggest construction company and Carillion were ongoing, the process has been abruptly halted. read more.

Spare land in London could accommodate 10,000 new homes, say Tories

The Greater London Authority’s (GLA) Conservatives say they have identified enough derelict land in London to build an extra 10,000 homes according to a new report, ‘Gap in the Market’. read more.

Government announces Site Delivery Fund

Brandon Lewis, the new housing and planning minister, has launched a £3 million Site Delivery Fund to unlock development on housing sites that have been agreed but are delayed. read more.

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