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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring July 8th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring Crown Estate boosts UK wave and tidal energy, Asda releases first sustainable seafood report and the news that the economy is not harmed by clean energy policies, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring July 8th 2014

Crown Estate offers further opportunities for wave and tidal energy in the UK

The Crown Estate has unveiled 11 new sites to developers, boosting the UK’s wave and tidal power industry. read more.

Asda releases annual sustainable seafood report

In response to customer concerns, Asda has released its sustainable seafood report telling its shoppers where and how it catches its wild fish. read more.

Economy not harmed by green policies, according to report

A study by the Grantham Institute has concluded that the UK’s climate change policies have not damaged business competitiveness. read more.

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 03 July

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring government savings on construction projects, an all time low in fatal injuries, the Green Deal and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 03 July 2014

Government saves £840m on construction projects in a year

The government saved £840m on the cost of construction projects in the year to 31 March 2014, according to new figures released by the Cabinet Office.  read more

New figures show all time low in fatal injuries to workers

New figures released the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) indicate the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record. read more

£8.5 million issued for Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in first two weeks

£8.5 million has been issued for the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund during the scheme’s first two weeks, according to industry estimates.  read more

 

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Matthew Moth

From famine to feast to famine?

I was fascinated to read Markit’s latest survey of the UK construction industry yesterday that showed hiring levels in June rose at the fastest rate since records began in 1997 on the back of strong demand in the housing and commercial sectors.

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring July 1st 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring the news that NAO criticises the government for awarding early contracts without competition, select committe warns UK must take measures to secure its future food supplies, and NASA is set to launch satellite to track carbon dioxide in space, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring July 1st 2014

NAO criticises the government for awarding early contracts without competition

The National Audit Office (NAO) has claimed that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) may not have sufficiently protected consumers’ interests by awarding £16.6 billion worth of early contracts to eight renewable generation projects without competition to push down prices. read more.

Select committee warns UK must take measures to secure its future food supplies

A report by the environment, food and rural affairs (EFRA) select committee has warned that the UK may face food shortages if it does not take measures to secure its supplies. read more.

NASA to launch satellite to track carbon dioxide in space

NASA is launching a satellite, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, to track carbon dioxide in space. read more.

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Isabel Soper

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 26June

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring reports from the ICE and PWC and housebuilding targets and more.

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 26 June 2014

Tough decisions need to be made on UK infrastructure projects, ICE report warns

The latest ‘State of the Nation’ report from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has suggested that the UK faces future threats from infrastructure issues such as flood damage, an overworked energy supply system and struggling road networks if significant resources are not allocated to the UK infrastructure sector. read more

PWC report suggests that UK infrastructure must look to China for the future

A report by PWC, which includes research by Oxford Economics, has suggested that an increasing amount of global infrastructure spending will be based in China by 2025, and UK contractors need to establish themselves in this market, and other emerging Asian markets, if they are to succeed. read more

CIH calls for national housebuilding target

Grainia Long, Chief Executive at Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), has stated that the Government should set a national target for housebuilding in order to boost the numbers and bring more discipline to the industry. read more

 

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring June 23rd 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring the rising cost of the UK’s nuclear clean-up bill, the use of pesticides damaging global food production, and green energy projects at risk due to government miscalculations, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring June 23rd 2014

Cost of UK’s Nuclear Clean-up reaches £100billion

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has stated that the cost of cleaning up Britain’s nuclear waste over the next 120 years has increased by £6.6 billion to £100 billion. read more.

Pesticides damaging global food production

A four year review by a team of international scientists has concluded that neonicotinoid pesticides cause significant damage to insects, including being an important factor in the decline of bees, reports Phys Org. read more.

Green energy projects at risk due to potential lack of funds

Research by Aurora Energy Research claims that miscalculations have been made in determining how much funding has been put aside for the UK’s renewable energy industry which puts green energy projects at risk, reports the Financial Times. read more.

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 19 June

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring China’s UK investment, Crossrail 2, education concerns for the NIA and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 19 June 2014

China signs £14bn trade deals with UK

China and the UK have signed agreements paving the way for Chinese investment in major UK transport and energy infrastructure projects. read more

Crossrail 2 and Northern Line extension could boost residential values by up to £32bn 

Crossrail 2 and the Northern line extension to Clapham Junction could increase residential capital values along the routes by up to £32bn, research has revealed.  read more

STEM students need to consider the nuclear sector to keep jobs in Britain, says NIA

More than a third (35%) of students studying a STEM subject don’t believe they can work in the nuclear industry according to new figures from the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA).  read more

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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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