The EU energy commissioner called for an international energy efficiency agreement as he addressed the International Energy Agency meeting in Paris this week.
More green energy funding should be going to 'clean coal' as a cheaper way of bringing down carbon emissions than renewables, a think-tank said in a report this week.
Chemically-treated timber waste is typically buried or landfilled, but studies into safer disposal methods have been carried out with positive results. Anurag Garg and Ibtisam Tothill explain
Scaffold sheeting from construction sites normally ends up in landfill, but one supplier is offering to recycle the material and reduce disposal costs at the same time
A blueprint has been developed to help speed up the delivery of more waste and recycling facilities in London. Katie Coyne reports
A biomass action plan for Scotland has been published by the Scottish Executive which includes £3M of extra funding for renewable energy projects across the country.
Alternate weekly collection schemes (AWCs) pose no threat to public health according to a report released last month.
The composting industry has received a boost with the launch of a quality protocol enabling producers to create compost which is no longer classed as a waste.
Councils should have optional powers to charge householders for waste, Sir Michael Lyons has recommended in his review into the future funding of local authorities, published last month.
Talks have broken down surrounding the national allocation centre for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) which would of matched up producer compliance schemes with designated collection facilities.
According to data from the BPMA, pumps represent the largest single use of motive power in industry and commerce, accounting for 31% of overall energy usage in UK industry alone, writes Andrew Glover.
Earth Tech Morrison has played a major part in reducing Trihalomethane levels at treatment works to improve removal of iron and manganese, the build-up of which was affecting the plant's efficiency.
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