Day: 19 July 2002
DEFRA funding to increase to £2.9 billion in next three years, and an extra £38 million for renewables
In order to pay for the implementation of the Curry Report to promote sustainable farming, to improve Britain’s flood defences and to manage waste appropriately, the Chancellor of the Exchequer is awarding the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) an additional 2.7% rise per year after inflation to reach £2.9 billion by 2005/06. The Chancellor has also announced that renewable energy is to receive an additional £38 million.
World’s first continuous dioxin & furan sampling system
bm becker messtechnik of Germany have launched an officially approved measuring system for continuously monitoring concentrations of dioxins and furans in releases to atmosphere. The Adsorption Method for Sampling of dioxins and Furans (AMESA) is capable of continuous sampling over periods of between 6 hours to 30 days.
Business Briefs: water management training, socially responsible investment, and energy conservation
In this week’s international Business Briefs, a new energy management service, water distribution and sewer design courses in Mexico, a new version of a stormwater management computer modelling package, and the publication of a new guide on socially responsible investment.
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