Defra is seeing growing awareness of nanomaterials and their potential hazards, which have the potential to lead to over-precautionary responses that could impact on the waste sector.
Community groups will be able to bid for a share of £8m to install low carbon heating into households across the UK as part of a government scheme to encourage the use of renewable energy.
Water companies could save more than £1bn if the problem of
cyclical investment in the sector was properly addressed
according to the latest government findings.
New 'leak intelligent' water meters, installed by Southern Water in the South East of England, are estimated to save up to 5m litres of water per day once the project is completed in 2015.
Waste policy advisors have expressed concern and bafflement at the Government's intention to slash its consultation periods to as little as two weeks.
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