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: […]

REA wins €76,000 EU funding for biogas

A UK trade body has won EU funding worth €76,000 (£60,000) for a biogas training programme. The ‘Advanced Biogas Learning in Europe’ (ABLE) project, typically aimed at young people, offers “on-site” experience and training at biogas laboratories and factories in Germany. UK companies can also get the opportunity to learn from leading experts in all […]

Carbon reporting is “work in progress”

A Defra minister has admitted plans to start carbon reporting are a “work in progress”. Last week Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the Government would be forcing all firms listed on London’s stock exchange to include emissions data in their annual reports from the next financial year. Speaking at the Environmental Industries Commission event […]

£1.3 billion spent on hidden energy costs

UK consumer pay up to £1.3 billion every year on hidden energy costs when they leave their television and computers on standby, a new report suggests. The ‘Powering the Nation – household energy using habits uncovered’ study measured and monitored the day-to-day use of electricity in households – when it was being used, for how […]

Where does our recycling go?

People will soon be able to find out where their recycling ends up after it is put out for collection with the help of a new scheme launched today. Developed by the Resource Association with the help of the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC), the End Destination of Recycling Charter aims to raise awareness […]

Biomass plant grabs £800,000 loan

A biogas company in Wiltshire has become the first recipient of a loan from a £10m anaerobic digestion fund launched by Defra and the Waste & Resources Action Programe (WRAP). Malaby Biogas received £800,000 to go toward developing a new £5m plant, which when complete is expected to generate 4.3m kWh of electricity a year. […]