Day: 1 October 2002
Innovative services open up new options
Manufacturers of waste and environmental vehicles and equipment, specialist hire and rental companies, plus national and international finance and leasing groups, are providing a growing range of hire and financing options to waste and transport management in both the public and private sectors. LAWE reports on some of the latest developments.
Save energy through cunning control
Understand how using electronic controls can help significantly reduce a cost you thought you’d already optimised. Terry West, sales and service manager at Energy Technology & Control Ltd, shows how energy can be saved by changing from mechanical to electronic control on industrial burners.
Enhance company profits
Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs) allow companies purchasing energy efficient equipment from an approved list to reclaim the full capital allowance against tax in the first year. The scheme has just been extended to include space heating equipment. Simon Hartles, of Ambi-Rad Ltd, looks how this will affect industrial users.
Power (with no strings attached)
Beat the Climate Change Levy liabilities by using combined heat and power. Peter Walker is managing director of EcoCentroGen, specialist in financing the design, construction, operation and maintenance of energy-efficient and environmentally-responsible energy centres, providing energy on a metered ‘pay as you use’ basis.
Contaminated land and the law
Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 has introduced a new regulatory regime for the identification and remediation of contaminated land, which has been coming into effect over the last couple of years. This regime provides, for the first time, a statutory definition of ‘contaminated land’, which is based on risks of significant harm to human health and the environment, or pollution of controlled waters. Matthew Whitehead, Technical Advisor at the Environment Agency outlines the workings of the new legislation.
Groundbreaking solutions for remediation using bacteria
Bacteria lower costs and are reliable – when they are cleaning up contaminated land, at least. But which bioremediation technologies are the best on the commercial scale? Biotechnology organisation BIO-WISE and construction industry body the Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) have been working together for 18 months on a project that demonstrates the best of the best.
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