Waste-to-energy facility in Essex gets go-ahead from Environment Agency

The rubbish-burning project is expected to supply enough electricity to power more than 60,000 homes

Love Essex campaign urges people to sign up to plastics reduction pledge

The ‘Love Essex Not Plastic’ campaign aims to highlight the issue of single-use plastics and urge households to switch to reusable options and recycle more

First of more than 100 solar-powered electric forecourts planned for Essex

It is part of GRIDSERVE’s £1bn UK-wide programme to make EV charging ‘as easy as using petrol stations’

Essex becomes home to energy efficient Energiesprong project

Moat Homes Limited has teamed up with ENGIE to launch a five-home pilot scheme in Maldon

Historic moment for nuclear decommissioning

All hazardous materials have been removed from the Magnox nuclear site, including the reactor buildings being defuelled, decommissioned and covered in weatherproof cladding

Essex and Hertfordshire partner to go smart

Essex County Council and Hertfordshire County Council have said they will work together to develop and deploy smart technologies in their local areas

Costa to serve up green coffee with ultra-sustainable roastery

Costa has unveiled its £38 million energy and resource efficient coffee roastery in Essex. The new facility has achieved the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certification, making it one of the top 10 industrial facilities in Europe for sustainability. It includes solar roof panels, generating 250KW of power and a rainwater harvesting system for recycling and reusing water. […]

How wood the defendant like to plead?

More than £12,000 of fines have been issued after waste wood was stored and treated illegally in Essex. JSJ Wood Recycling Ltd and its two directors have been ordered to pay out after breaking exceptions and other rules from the Environment Agency. Jenny Dodge and John Michael Parish appeared before Barkingside Magistrates Court last Friday and pleaded guilty to operating […]

Illegal waste dumpers in Essex to pay £66k

The operator and the landowner of an illegal waste site in Essex have been ordered to pay a total of £66,493. Around 14,700 tonnes of soil was illegally stored behind a residential address in Great Horkesley, breaching a waste exemption and planning rules. George Dench pleaded guilty to running the illegal site and failing to comply with an […]

New training pool targets offshore renewables, oil and gas

Fresh designs for a £65 million training pool to support innovation and cost reduction in offshore renewables and the oil and gas industry have been unveiled. The Blue Abyss, which will be built on six acres of land at Essex University’s Knowledge Gateway Innovation Park, is expected to be “the most comprehensive extreme environment research […]