EU auditors to investigate air pollution measures

An audit of EU-wide measures against air pollution is to be undertaken. The European Court of Auditors (ECA) will check the effectiveness of EU and national measures to reduce air pollution and assess whether funds are being spent “wisely”. In addition, the auditors will work together with 15 audit institutions from countries in Europe and […]

Danube’s wastewater plants ‘oversized and unsustainable’

Wastewater treatment plants in the Danube river basin are “oversized and unsustainable”. That’s according to a report published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA), which gives recommendations to the EU for improving efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the plants by the river. The Danube river basin is said to be vulnerable to water pollution from various […]

EU must improve renewable energy spending, auditors say

The EU needs to improve its management of spending on renewable energy projects to make the “maximum possible contribution” to achieving its 2020 target. That’s the conclusion of a report published by the European Court of Auditors (ECA), which looked into whether funds in that period had been allocated to cost-effective, well-prioritised and mature renewable […]

EU auditors raise water policy concerns

EU member states need to do more to protect water resources and ensure long term sustainable use, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) suggest. Its new report reveals the EU has been “only partially successful” in integrating water policy goals into the common agricultural policy (CAP). The CAP represents just under 40% of the EU […]

Sheffield’s finest: Jess Ennis, Henderson’s Relish and Energy Cost Advisors!

Sheffield based energy consultant, Energy Cost Advisors (ECA), held a prize draw at our very own Energy Live 2012 conference held in November last year to celebrate the fantastic summer of sport. Mike Davies (pictured), Site Purchasing Lead for Solutia UK Ltd, Newport (a subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company) won a painting of Golden Girl […]