France’s Valeo lent €600m for research into reducing vehicle emissions

The funds will be allocated to the company’s Europe-based research projects, primarily in France but also in Germany, the Czech Republic and Ireland

Up to $40m for improved safety and environmental sustainability in offshore energy

The funding will support research and development related to offshore oil, natural gas, wind and marine hydrokinetic energy production, with a focus on safety, environmental monitoring and operational improvements

Veolia produces hand sanitiser for waste and energy workers

The company has been using its own specialist laboratory facilities in Ellesmere Port to manufacture the sanitiser

Environment protection key consideration when evaluating nuclear waste disposal sites

A Geological Disposal Facility will put waste hundreds of metres deep underground and will only be built where there is both a ‘willing community and a suitable site’

US invests $25m in advancing natural gas operations

Projects aim to develop methods and technologies to cost-effectively enhance the safety and efficiency of natural gas production, gathering, storage and transmission infrastructure

Offshore wind: New safety training centre to be developed at Immingham

The ‘fully immersive’ training programme is designed to bring about transformational behavioural change in attitudes to safety

Wind groups team up for industry safety and training needs

A memorandum of understanding has been signed to leverage shared resources, including datasets, analytical and forecasting capabilities

Audi e-tron becomes first EV to score maximum safety rating

It received the maximum score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety after being assessed across six different crash tests

New law requires EVs to emit noise for safety

The EU law follows concerns electric cars and vans are too quiet and pose a risk to pedestrians who may not hear the vehicles coming before they step into the road

Health and safety of offshore wind sector continues to improve into 2018

The G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation has highlighted a fall in the total number of health and safety incidents among its members last year