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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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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 22 May

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring a Bank of England warning for the housing market, a fall in serious injuries, universities spending and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 22 May 2014

Bank of England’s Mark Carney warns on housing market

The governor of the Bank of England has given his strongest warning yet about the dangers to Britain’s economy posed by the booming housing market. 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

Universities plan £9bn of spending on buildings

The UK’s top universities are expected to spend over £9bn on capital projects between now and 2016-17 according to a new report published on behalf of the Russell Group of Universities. read more

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring May 19th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring British shale gas put in application for exploration wells, Antarctic ice loss detected by satellite, Oxfam reports top 10 global food and drink companies emit more greenhouse gases than Scandinavia, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring May 19th 2014

British Shale Company announces planning applications for exploration site

Cuadrilla Resources has announced it will submit planning applications to Lancashire County Council to drill, hydraulically fracture and test the flow of gas from four exploration wells. read more.

Antarctic ice loss detected by satellite

A team of scientists observing Antarctica’s ice sheet have discovered that it is losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year. read more.

Top 10 global food and drink companies emit more greenhouse gases than Scandinavia
A new report released by Oxfam, ‘Standing on the Sidelines’, claims that the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by the ten biggest global food and drink companies collectively would rank them as the 25th most polluting country in the world. read more.

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 15 May

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring construction output, material costs rise, plans for a 22 mile ring-road tunnel in London and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 15 May 2014

Construction output rises 0.6% for Q1 2014

Construction output rose 0.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2014 compared with Q4 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics.  read more

Fourth consecutive quarter of construction growth but cost rises create concern

The latest Construction Trade Survey, published by the Construction Products Association, shows that construction activity rose in Q1, the first time in six years that the industry has enjoyed four consecutive quarters of growth in activity. read more

Boris sets out plan for 22-mile ring-road tunnel under London

The Evening Standard has reported that The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson plans to transform central London with a 22-mile-long underground ring road. read more

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