Month: January 2002
NGO calls for mandatory corporate environmental reporting
Friends of the Earth is demanding that Government introduce immediate mandatory environmental reporting requirements after a parliamentary question at the end of the year revealed that many companies have failed Prime Minister Tony Blair’s challenge to produce corporate environmental reports by the end of 2001.
Hope for green energy suppliers under possible new energy trading rules
Suppliers of renewable energy, who have suffered under the New Electricity Trading Arrangements (NETA) – designed to lower prices for customers, could be offered assistance following recommendations published in a report by energy regulator Ofgem, government departments and industry.
US companies breaking environmental laws can now obtain federal contracts
The Bush Administration has caused fury by overturning a ‘blacklist’ rule introduced by former President Bill Clinton during the final days of his tenure in January 2000, which prevented companies that had broken labour, civil rights, environmental and consumer protection laws, from obtaining lucrative federal contracts.
Australian salinity crisis could become money-spinner
The problem of groundwater salinity in Australia could be used as a financial opportunity, with salt in southern Australia’s Murray Darling Basin alone potentially being worth AU$200 million (£73 million) a year, says a major research institution.
The Engineering Business to receive £1.1M DTI grant for tidal stream renewable offshore power generation demonstrator
Energy Minister Brian Wilson today announced the award of a £1.1 million grant to The Engineering Business Limited of Riding Mill, Northumberland for further development of their Stingray tidal stream power generation system. This award follows on from a three-month feasibility study, supported by the DTI, in 2001. The new grant will support the design, manufacture, installation, operation and evaluation of the system. Potential sites in the Shetland Islands have been identified, and consent applications for the site will be submitted shortly.
Wallingford Software launches InfoWorks v4.0: the integrated network modelling solution for the water industry
Wallingford, UK – 8 January 2002 – Wallingford Software, part of the HR Wallingford Group, has announced the launch of InfoWorks v4.0, the only integrated modelling package that spans the separate disciplines of water supply, distribution, collection and river systems. Composed of three modules [InfoWorks WS for water supply, InfoWorks CS for collection systems and InfoWorks RS for river systems], InfoWorks is designed to maximise the operational performance of modelling teams through the adoption of common functionality across the different industry sectors. To emphasise the degree of integration now being achieved in InfoWorks, each time a user purchases a copy of one of the InfoWorks packages, they will also receive demo copies of the other two on the same CD.
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