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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring June 17th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring Russia turning off gas to Ukraine, the governments U-turn on plastic bag levy, BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring June 17th 2014

Russia turns off the gas to Ukraine because of unpaid debts

The Russian gas company Gazprom has suspended its supply of natural gas to Ukraine and going forward will only supply gas Ukraine has paid for in advance. read more.

Government U-turns on plastic bag levy

The Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has announced that the government will put in place a plastic bag levy on biodegradable bags from 2015. read more.

BP releases its annual Statistical Review of World Energy

BP have released their annual Statistical Review of World Energy 2014. read more.

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Matthew Moth

From a beer mat to 2024

We thought it might be fun to produce some thinking around Madano’s 10th birthday. So to kick us off, we are producing an occasional series of blogs reflecting on a decade of stuff learned and looking forward to the next 10 years of challenge.

 From a beer mat to 2024

10 years ago almost to the day, plans were hatched to create Madano on the back of a beer mat or two in the Lowlander pub just off Drury Lane in London.

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Isabel Soper

A ride through the countryside…it had its moments!

Yesterday morning (15th June) saw four members of the Madano team, with some friends, gather on the outskirts of Clapham Common to prepare ourselves for the challenge in front of us – the ride from London to Brighton in support of the British Heart Foundation. All that stood between us and the sea was a 54 mile cycle up hills, down valleys and round some winding country roads…easy right?

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring June 9th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring report warning of UK’s increasing dependence on Russian energy, research warning against proposed badger cull pilot, and UN report expressing concern about unsustainable resource crunch and price rise, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring June 9th 2014

Report uses warning of UK’s increased dependence on Russian energy in case for fracking

The Centre for Policy Studies has released a report which proposes that the UK encourages fracking for shale gas to increase its energy security. read more.

Research suggests new badger cull pilot risks increasing cases of bovine TB

Research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has warned that small-scale badger culling changes the behaviour of the badgers which subsequently increases the risk of TB transmission, and therefore should not be seen as an option to curbing bovine TB. read more.

UN report warns of unsustainable resource crunch and price rise

A report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) hosted International Resource Panel (IRP) has exposed a resource crunch which is forcing up costs for businesses and fuelling price volatility for key commodities. read more.

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 05 June

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring highlights from the Queen’s Speech, construction recovery, housebuilding and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 05 June 2014

Queen’s speech unveils reforms to boost infrastructure

The government plans to push a raft of reforms through Parliament to speed up infrastructure and housing developments before next year’s general election.  read more

Construction recovery slows in May

The momentum of recovery in the construction sector is at its slowest rate since October last year, according to the latest Markit/CIPS report.  read more

Sustained house-building growth continues throughout April

New home registration statistics for the UK released by NHBC show that the number of new homes being registered continues to improve on last year’s figures.  read more

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring June 2nd 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring new EEA data showing EU is on track to meet carbon target eight years early, ‘We Need To Talk About Fracking’ campaign attracts celebrity support, and Friends of the Earth accuse the Chancellor of making climate change worse, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring June 2nd 2014

EEA data shows EU is on track to meet carbon target eight years early

Data released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shows that the EU is scheduled to exceed its set targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020, eight years before its deadline. read more.

‘We need to talk about fracking’ campaign garners support from high profile celebrities

A new campaign entitled ‘we need to talk about fracking’ has been propelled by the support of over 150 celebrities and scientists. read more.

Friends of the Earth accuses Chancellor of making climate change worse

Campaigning group Friends of the Earth (FoE) has accused George Osborne of choosing to support oil companies rather than committing to make renewable energy cheaper. read more.

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 29 May

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring construction disputes at an all time high, architects continue to feel the recovery, a fall in serious injuries and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 29 May 2014

UK construction disputes at an all-time high

Disputes on UK construction projects reached an all-time high in 2013 and were worth £16.5m, according to research from EC Harris. read more

UK wide recovery continues for architects

Architects remain confident about forthcoming work with those in London the most optimistic, according to the latest market survey by RIBA. read more

BSG survey shows fall in serious injuries

Construction industry consultancy the Building Safety Group (BSG) has said that the number of workers suffering injuries affecting their work for seven days or more dropped by almost one third during the past three months. read more

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring May 27th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring a drop in support for fracking, government urged to pursue carbon capture and storage, flood warnings and more

Energy and Environment Monitoring 26th May 2014

Survey suggests support for fracking in UK falls below 50%

New research from the University of Nottingham is reported to have found that the number of people who support fracking in the UK has reached its lowest point since the University began polling on the issue in 2012 – falling to 49.8 per cent. read more

Get on with carbon capture and storage, climate change committee MPs say

A new report by the House of Commons’ Energy and Climate Change Committee has concluded that carbon capture and storage (CCS) has the potential to be a “game changer” to tackle climate change. read more

Flood warnings issued for England

Heavy rain across the east of England could cause flooding over the coming days, forecasters have warned. read more

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