As part of our Madano ten-year anniversary charity activities, we decided that enough calories were being burnt by the London to Brighton cycling team to justify one of our other charitable causes centring on the sweet art of baking. It also seemed like a good idea to the rest of us who were not preparing for a 54 miles bike ride but were more than happy to participate in eating cake for charity.
Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring Government confirms fourth carbon budget, more than half of Europe’s dirtiest coal plants found in UK and Germany, and study that shows Germany is the most energy efficient economy, and more.
Madano Energy Environment Monitoring July 22nd 2014
Government confirms fourth carbon budget, despite Chancellor’s opposition
The government has confirmed that the UK will keep its fourth carbon budget in its current form, despite speculation that the target for the mid-2020s could be changed because of opposition from the Chancellor. read more.
More than half of Europe’s dirtiest coal plants found in UK and Germany
A report released by a coalition of green groups states that 18 of Europe’s 30 most polluted power plants in 2013 were based in the UK and Germany. read more.
Study shows that Germany is the most energy efficient economy
A study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has announced that Germany is the most energy efficient major economy, with Mexico the least efficient. read more.
Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring the Government reshuffle, UKCG launches ‘Born to Build’ campaign, RICS market survey shows skills shortage, major infrastructure project cut costs by 15% and London Major seeks land grab powers, and more.
Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 17 July
Government reshuffle sees new faces in key sector roles
In the extensive government reshuffle this week key roles changed at two key industry departments. At DCLG, Brandon Lewis has been promoted to Minister of State for Housing and Planning. read more.
Major infrastructure project costs cut by 15%
The Treasury has reported that the Government’s Infrastructure Cost Review programme has cut costs by 15%, equating to £3.4bn per year on major projects. read more.
UKCG launches ‘Born to Build’ campaign to entice young people into construction
UKCG has launched its innovative ‘Born to Build’ social media campaign. The campaign is targeted at young people aged between 14 and 19 and challenges outdated perceptions to portray construction as a dynamic, exciting industry at the forefront of technological innovation. read more.
Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring Labour’s intention to invest in CCS, new Environment Secretary announced, and new poll shows that voters regject politicians opposed to onshore wind developments, and more.
Madano Energy Environment Monitoring July 15th 2014
Labour intends to expand and support CCS
The Labour party has published a policy position paper on the future of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the UK, showing how they intend to invest in the sector if they win the next election. read more.
New Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs announced
Liz Truss has been announced as Owen Paterson’s replacement as Environment Secretary in the government reshuffle. read more.
Research shows voters reject politicians who oppose wind farms
Research commissioned by RenewableUK from ComRes shows that politicians who oppose wind farms are likely to lose voters. read more.
15 July 2014 – London
Nick Turton has been appointed as Director in the Energy Practice at Madano Partnership, a leading strategic communications consultancy. He joins from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) where he held the position of Head of News.
Nick spent more than fifteen years in Westminster and Whitehall, including almost a decade at the helm of communicating government energy policy. As Head of News he was part of the senior team that established DECC in 2008 and has subsequently worked closely with ministers from all the main political parties.
Nick’s vast experience spans issues across the energy spectrum, including climate change negotiations, new build nuclear power, development of renewables and home energy bills.
Michael Evans, Partner at Madano Partnership, said of the appointment: “Nick is a fantastic asset and we are delighted to further strengthen our Energy Practice. He brings valuable new insight into government and the energy sector and he will provide added value to both existing and new clients.”
Commenting on his new role, Nick Turton said: “Madano’s energy business is growing, it’s a dynamic, switched-on team and there are exciting communication challenges right across the sector. I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to bear to help clients achieve their goals.”
Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring the Construction Workers Compensation Scheme launch, local Growth Deals, construction of new bridge across the Thames approved , upturn in the housing market showing signs of moderation, and more
Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 11 July
Construction Workers Compensation Scheme launched
The Construction Workers Compensation Scheme (TCWCS) announced that following extensive discussions with unions and workers’ representatives, the scheme has now been finalised and is open to applications. read more.
Government agrees £6bn for local Growth Deals
The government has announced the first instalment of funding for local infrastructure and housing improvements across England. read more.
New Thames Bridge gets approval
Wandsworth Council has confirmed plans to build a new £40m bridge across the Thames between Nine Elms and the Pimlico embankment. read more.
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.
Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring government savings on construction projects, an all time low in fatal injuries, the Green Deal and more
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