edie feature articles on this day... for November 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in November 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003


November 2012

Taking stock of climate change

As long as the Government favours navel-gazing over hard action on climate change, the UK risks becoming a global laughing stock as international targets are missed, says Duncan Everett.

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Checking in for a greener stay

The hotel sector was one of the first to wake up to the cost savings associated with improved environmental performance, and we are all familiar with signs in bathrooms urging us to reuse towels where possible to cut down on water and energy use.

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Inspiring Europe to an energy efficient future

Energy efficiency in Europe has gained industry momentum and the newly adopted Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) has offered plenty of corporate opportunity. But Member States must inspire business to get on board and realise the benefits available, says Marta Toporek.

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· The perils of contracting out waste services

· BIS: Building skills for a green economy

· Is it time to come clean on SRF?

· Stepping into an ethical future

· Vancouver's green ambitions



November 2011

Brawoliner used at cathedral site

Difficulty of access meant a pipe repair job required a trenchless solution. On behalf of CJ Kelly, Ian Clarke explains

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De-risking the market for EfW operators

 The EfW market has improved its operational efficiency and become more profitable

Building and operating an energy-from-waste plant is not without its risks. Mark Higham argues that a strategic approach could reap benefits for potential operators

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Tasmanian success for firm

A smooth coating from Fernco Environment has delivered a range of benefits on a power station flume Down Under

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· Demand for carbon transparency increases in the global supply chain

· Not good enough, Chancellor

· B&Q turns old terraced home into a concept 'eco house'

· Barging into the future

· Time to get happy with nappy composting

· Recovery on the rise for post-consumer plastics

· Flanders: a society built on recycling



November 2008

SW ups efficiency with mapping tools

Southern Water needed to share geospatial information, reduce response times, and provide a firm foundation for the future - Dominic Jukes of Autodesk Consulting explains what it has been achieved

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What will it be like to live in green land?

The term 'new towns' conjures up grim visions of places like Milton Keynes and Stevenage. But Britain could be about to start building them again. This time, though, writes Mark Lupton, they will aim to battle climate change

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Sleepless in Macclesfield

A Cheshire wastewater treatment works was picked to trial a Hach Lange ammonia monitoring system following a history of illegal industrial discharges, which had caused problematic influent. But, at first, the system caused a few sleepless nights.

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· Safe to go back to the water

· Plastics? Get ready to mix it up with a PRF

· NW goes from rags to no hitches

· Banking on monitoring to keep the Thames sweet

· "What we need is policy, not more consultation"

· Inspiration from above

· Miliband outlines green future



November 2003

A recovery method to dispose of?

Matt Townsend from Allen & Overy's environmental law group examines the implications of the recent decision to classify waste incineration as a disposal rather than recovery operation.

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Nuisance flooding claim fails

Elisa de Wit, from law firm Nicholson Graham & Jones, analyses recent environmental court rulings concerning business

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The fall and rise of energy costs

Managing director of Advanced Energy Monitoring Systems Maurice A Yates reveals how the water and wastewater industry can reduce its electricity bills and lower its energy costs

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· Renewing hope

· Safer, cleaner, cheaper

· Further consideration of the definition of waste

· The beginning of the end

· The laws of the land

· Closing the loop

· The fall and rise of energy costs