Macquarie buys 50% stake in environmental monitoring firm

Australian bank Macquarie said it is buying a 50% stake in an environmental monitoring company. British firm Spectris’ subsidiary Brüel & Kjær (EMS B&K) specialises in offering continuous environmental monitoring to infrastructure and mining firms, enabling real-time compliance and improving the operational efficiency of those subject to constraints such as noise and air pollution. For example, […]

Research launched to make airports more environmentally friendly

Scotland has launched a research which will look into how to make rural airports more environmentally friendly. The €2.4 million (£1.7m) European funded project brings together a range of public authorities, academic institutions, airports, small businesses and specialists from Scotland, Sweden, Norway and Ireland. The ‘Smart Peripheral and Remote Airports 2020’ (SPARA) aims to encourage […]

More aeroplane routes can be green insists business group

Getting more planes in the air doesn’t necessarily mean trashing “green” business aims, the trade body CBI claimed today. Debate has raged over the need for more air links abroad, with various plans for a new runway and even a new airport put forward. Called ‘Flying High’, today’s report by the CBI finds each extra […]

Hawaii airports going green to save $518m

Hawaii’s airports are undergoing a giant revamp to slash energy use by 49% and save the US state at least $518 million (£315m) in energy costs over the next 20 years. The state’s six major islands have 15 airports including Honolulu airport (pictured). The project will help Hawaii towards an ambitious target of getting 70% of […]

Confessions of an Energy Manager – Andrew Dutton

Andrew Dutton, Head of Environment at Peel Airports Ltd talks energy efficiency with ELN. If your corporate network does not allow youtube and you would like to download a copy of this video, please email [email protected] and he will ensure that you get a link from which to download the video.

More airports ‘would force firms to cut more emissions’

More airports in the UK will damage the UK’s chance to hit climate change targets and force British business to cut more emissions, campaigners have warned after the Government set up an inquiry into the UK’s aviation industry. A panel of six experts on the Independent Airports Commission will look at whether the country needs […]

Defra offers prize fund for climate change adaptation

British scientists could win £100,000 to develop their designs to protect the UK’s transport links, power stations, water treatment plants and wi-fi networks against the threats of climate change. Defra is offering a total prize fund of £400,000 to four winners in a new competition launched by Environment Minister Lord Taylor of Holbeach today. Lord Taylor said: […]

Contract wins continue to roll in for MTEM systems

Business is positively buzzing for Marshall-Tufflex Energy Management, which has secured a number of high profile contracts for its technologically advanced power saving/sub-metering systems for installations ranging from hospitals to a prison, library, council offices, motorcycle showroom and even an ice cream manufacturer. The company’s Voltis voltage optimisation system has recently been specified by local […]