Month: December 2006
Businesses call on EU to get tough on climate change
A coterie of leading UK businesses is calling on the EU to do more to combat climate change by clarifying its targets on reducing emissions, outline what the corporate world can do to help meet them and provide more support for innovative low-carbon technologies.
Projects of ‘national benefit’ fast-tracked, from nuclear plants to windfarms
Planning permission for major projects from nuclear power stations and incinerators to wind farms will become quicker and easier to obtain, with less scope for objections from locals, under proposals made in the long-awaited Barker Review of planning.
Electrification plan for Cuban irrigation
Much of the antiquated irrigation equipment in use in Cuba is rusty, very inefficient and environmentally damaging. Linda Cechura of the OPEC Fund for International Development describes how the Government's 10-year plan to electrify the nation's irrigation systems has already benefited farmers in Ciego de Avila province.
Tilting dam could save UK homes
An award-winning tilting barrier developed by UK company Tilt-Dam promises to avert the risk of flooding near to homes adjacent to rivers that are prone to bursting their banks. Journalist Mike Walter reports on the permanent barrier that can be raised in minutes, on behalf of Tilt-Dam and UK groundwork specialist Roger Bullivant Limited.
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