Preparedness and prevention are equally important as the oil spill cleanup industry's ability to minimise the impact of spills once they have occurred - this was a key message at this week's Interspill conference in London's Docklands.
Climate campaigners welcomed the numerous emission-cutting measures contained in Gordon Brown's 10th budget, including an increased carbon levy and efforts to improve the energy efficiency of homes, as important steps in the right direction.
The nuclear industry must give better safety guarantees and improve on transparency if it wants to build new power stations, the Government has said.
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