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The world's largest Hydro-Brake is installed at Blackhouse

Glasgow flood defences effort makes difference

A complex partnership is reaping the rewards of integrated surface water management in Glasgow. MWH programme manager, Jeremy Osborne explains

Cleaner, greener Scotland

ERG and Scottish Water have finished work on a major odour treatment facility in Dumfries and Galloway.

Plugging leaks north of the border

A smartly designed and environmentally friendly new metering gadget is winning plaudits in Scotland. Scottish Water has already had success in plugging leaks with the Incertameter – and is planning further installations.

Scottish Water: no status change, says government

Scottish Water will remain a public-owned entity, the Scottish government has stressed despite calls for an urgent review of the utility’s ownership.

Caingorms national park extends boundaries

The Scottish Executive has passed plans to extend the boundaries of the Caingorms national park to cover parts of Perth and Kinross.

Scotland considers annual carbon targets

The Scottish Parliament has put in place the legal measuers necessary to set annual carbon budgets for the country.

Scottish act to cover seas

The Marine (Scoltand) Act has been passed to help with the sustainable management of the seas around Scotland and to cover some elements of climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Scotland considers aviation and shipping emissions

New rules covering greenhouse gas emissions from air and sea transport have come into force in Scotland.

Scotland sets out rules for ETS compliance

Scotland has brought its law books in line with the latest developments of the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Scotland adopts carbon accounting law

Scottish Ministers have approved new regulations covering carbon reporting and accounting in the country.

Scotland mulls aviation and shipping emissions.

Scottish Ministers have made an order considering the emissions from planes and ships linked to the country.

Renewables Obligation amended in Scotland

Amendments have been made to make the Renewables Obligation Scotland (ROS) a more effective tool to encourage clean energy generation.

Scotland looks beyond 2010

Following the success of Scottish Water Solutions in its current investment programme, Scottish Water is seeking Scottish Water Solutions Mark 2 for the capital delivery process starting from 2010. Dean Stiles reports.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary February 2008

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. This month sees rules which force all but the smallest energy suppliers to make obligatory carbon emissions reductions, new restrictions on hazardous materials used in the manufacture of electronics and clarification of regulations covering the export of waste.

Environmental Case Law Summary, February 2008

Once again Edie News and Semple Fraser team up to bring readers the latest on legal cases which impact on environmental industries in the UK and Europe. This month Ireland is in trouble again, this time for failing to protect groundwater. A Scottish case highlights the importance of intellectual property rights and protests against a planned wind farm in Scotland are dismissed by the courts.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary December 2007

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. This month regulations allow for tax relief on experimental fuels and energy-saving devices, a tightening of standards restricting noise on shipping and aims to better identify and log radioactive contaminated land sites.

Greater versatility for sodium hypochlorite dosing

The outgassing issues associated with remote water treatment control stations have been largely overcome by developments in dosing pump technology, writes Andrew Armytage of ProMinent Fluid Controls

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary November 2007

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. This month laws covering amendments to Scottish environmental impact assessments, renewable fuel for transport and the control of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are among the issues considered by legislators.

SUDS, floods, tunnels and solutions

No one can be in any doubt that the UK's storm water drainage system is insufficient to meet the current and future demands. What is less certain is the best way to expand capacity. Alex Stephenson, David Schofield and Dr Ian Pallett of British Water's SUDS Focus Group examine issues that are holding back progress.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary September 2007

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. This month legislation covering the labelling of organic products, noise pollution at airports and the emissions of large combustion plants come into effect.

The future of outsourcing

Terry Povall discovers the decision to out- or in-source a capital project management is far from set in stone.

Rules 'must change' on energy from sludge

Water UK's Steve Ntifo, environment and science adviser, and Bruce Horton, policy development adviser, discuss the role of energy from sludge in cutting carbon emissions

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary July 07

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. This month legislation covering Home Information Packs in the UK comes into force along with rules about the import and export of waste and a tightening up of conservation law.

Environmental Legislation Summary June 07

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see proposed changes to vehicle emissions standards from the EU, the final arrival of the REACH chemicals regulations and an update to biofuel tax rules in the UK.

Is competition healthy?

The government believes competition could spur water companies to greater efficiency and improved performance, and provide customers with lower prices and new and improved services. But, asks Sally Nash, is competition in the sector viable?

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary, April 2007

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. This month we see new regulations giving financial incentives for energy saving devices and a law obliging producers to recover and recycle packaging waste, while English and Welsh water undertakers are told in more detail how to prepare and publish water resources management plans.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary, March 2007

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see new regulations in Britain's green energy and bio-fuel sectors, as rules on co-generation plants guaranteeing the origin of the green electricity they produce enter into force.

When brown is the new green

When regenerating brownfield sites, one option is to manufacture topsoil using organic materials. This can make perfect financial sense, writes Richard Swannell

Chain reaction

One man's rubbish is another man's treasure. Or so the saying goes. But what if the two men (or women) in question work in different sectors? Well, traditionally, the transformation between trash and treasure would never take place. But that's where the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (or Nisp, to give it its snappier title) comes in.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see more stringent requirements for oil exploration in UK waters enter into force, and revised air quality standards setting new limits on benzene and other pollutants in England. Transport fuel suppliers in England and Wales will have to reduce the amount of sulphur in liquid fuels under the new Sulphur Content of Liquid Fuels Regulations 2007; while in Northern Ireland asbestos rules are tightened with a lower control limit and revised measurement requirements, consistent with 1997 WHO guidelines.

Making awards count

Finding innovative ways to save energy is big business. Jo Reeves reports on an accreditation scheme for environmental awards, which helps to give the best products on the market the prominence they deserve

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (January 2007)

Changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new laws and policies. The publication of the REACH chemicals regulation in the EU's official journal tops this month's legislative highlights, with the commission setting out the next steps for the regulation. REACH is to apply directly to European states from 1st June 2008 and will replace over 40 chemical laws, making it the biggest piece of legislation ever produced by the Union.

Waste as fuel judgement creates cross-border split

A series of disputes over the legal classification of waste used as fuel has led to a divergence in English and Scottish case law.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (December 06)

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see changes to international rules on the storage of carbon under the seabed, a new EU directive on radioactive waste shipping come into force, while Scotland sees new regulations on home energy efficiency that will provide grants for insulation and energy efficiency works.

Transformation: What does it really mean?

Transformation is a buzz word of late in the water sector. Terry Povall looks at what the transformation initiatives entail and what they mean for the future of the industry.

Suds lessons from the US

Dr Ian Pallett, technical director of British Water, reports on a mission to the US to find out how sustainable urban drainage systems (Suds) can help to manage and maintain water resources, and provide environmental and amenity benefits

Going by the book

The latest edition of The Drain Repair Book is a best-practice guide devised by insurers for contractors working in the public and private sectors. Iain Naismith of the WRc group outlines the updates

Sound of the underground

New acoustic tools could change the way that water companies repair and maintain the UK's biggest hidden infrastructural challenge. Ewan Group's technical director, Richard Long, reports

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary, October 06

This month sees the EU get tough on battery disposal, setting targets for member states in a Directive on battery and accumulator recycling, as well as increasing its efforts to involve citizens in environmental policy making and tightening up freshwater quality regulations.

Effluent: Waste or resource?

Changes in rainfall and increasing demand mean that water has now become too valuable a resource to be used only once. Here Martin Hind of Biwater Treatment looks at some alternatives

Tank cleaning - the undercover operation

Millions of homes and businesses never see the infrastructure, including subterranean water storage tanks, which supply them with safe and clean water. Water engineering company Panton Mcleod has been tasked recently with cleaning these massive storage tanks as part of the Katrine Water Project.

SWAT technicians licensed to swill

British Water is launching an accreditation scheme for service engineers on package WwTWs. We look at the reasons behind the two-day residential course, which will cover the regulations governing the plants, treatment processes involved, engineering issues, fault finding, health and safety, and sampling and testing.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary, August 06

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we look at EC regulations on shipment of waste, UK climate change agreements and reulation governing the export of nuclear material.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary, July 06

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we look at the second reading of the EU's Groundwater Directive, the introduction of RoHS regulations, restrictions on ozone depleting substances and new rules for waste management in Northern Ireland.

Business of biodiversity

According to new research, supporting biodiversity can have benefits for business. John Haven reports

Glasgow wind farm will be Europe's largest

The go ahead for Europe's largest wind farm has been announced.

Best investment

Over the next four years, Scottish Water will be delivering a multi-billion pound scheme

Changes from within

As well as significant internal changes, Scottish Water is having to take account of a new abstraction charging regime and the creation of a new customer-representation body

Mixed fortunes for Scottish Water chiefs

It has been a year of mixed fortunes for those at the top of Scottish Water. While its chairman Alan Alexander departed after disagreements with ministers over its plans for delivering future investment, the publicly owned water company's chief executive, Dr Jon Hargreaves, was proclaimed Scotland's Public Sector Leader of the Year for 2005.

Meeting the shortfall

Following Alan Alexander's resignation as chairman of Scottish Water, after 'fundamental disagreements', rumours abound concerning its privatisation

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary, June 06

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see the EC consulting on waste incineration and amending its position on the import and export of hazardous chemicals. In the UK contaminated land law gets an overhaul and a raft of new regulations covering pollution from shipping are introduced. Regulations to protect watercourses from agricultural pollution are amended and local authorities in Scotland are given greater powers to ensure water supplies are up to standard.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (May 06)

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see updates to EU's position on waste from mining, oil drilling and other extractive industries, improved public access to environmental information and new rules on the disposal of batteries.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (April 06)

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see revisions to EU clean water rules with a new version of the Bathing Water Directive, while in the UK new ETS allocation rules provide for pre-2004 installations.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (March 06)

Recent changes to legislation whichth will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see EU legislation on public access to pollution information and on the marketing and use of dangerous substances, while in the UK orders on offshore installations and the renewables obligation come into force.

Free choice for Scottish firms

Scottish business customers will be free to choose their service provider by 1 April, 2008.
The rule changes result from a framework for the introduction and regulation of competition in the Scottish water industry under the Water Services (Scotland) Act 2005.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (February 06)

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see the EU's proposals on radioactive waste shipments, flood management and noise pollution and in the UK climate change agreements for energy intensive installations.

Free choice for Scottish firms

Scottish business customers will be free to choose their service provider by 1 April, 2008.
The rule changes result from a framework for the introduction and regulation of competition in the Scottish water industry under the Water Services (Scotland)

Breaking convention

Will Broad of Atkins says SUDS are a better alternative to conventional surface-water management

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see the EU's proposals on the Mining Waste Directive, the latest on REACH, progress on the UK's packaging waste regulations, updated safety standards for the nuclear industry and changes to the Scottish stance on Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

The inside story

Internal pipe-joint repairs avoid difficult excavation and high service costs, Stephen Taylor of PMP reports

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (December 2005)

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see a raft of new directives from the EU, the latest developments on REACH, tighter controls on batteries and in the UK new safety laws for offshore installations and more on restricting toxic chemicals in paints.

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (November 2005)

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see new health and safety regulations for Britain's nuclear industry, legislation to slash solvents in paints and varnish, regulation to reduce hazardous chemicals in electronic goods and the formal adoption of an emissions trading scheme.

Don't fear the cleaner

After some teething troubles the future looks bright for the VR-600, a device supplied by Panton McLeod, which cleans service reservoirs while they remain online

Edie Environmental Legislation Summary (October 2005)

Recent changes to legislation which will impact on the environmental sector in the UK, Europe and internationally come under the spotlight in this Semple Fraser and Edie News monthly round-up of new law and policy. Among the developments this month we see the final proposal of the EC's thematic air strategy, plans to bring the aviation industry into pan-European carbon trading schemes, more changes to UK law on GMOs, safety zones banning shipping from getting close to oil rigs and a welcome effort to eliminate Euro POPs.

Dr Donald MacPhee carries out tests on the degredation of naphthalene in the fuel cell with a lab-scale photoelectrocatalytic reactor

Electric charge for solar disinfection

Scientists at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland are developing new solar disinfection technology that simultaneously creates electricity. Three industrial partners, OpTIC Technium, Yorkshire Water and Scotoil Services, along with the UK Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), have committed over €1.7million to commercially develop novel technology for breaking up pollutants found in all types of water supplies.

Power to the people

WWT talks to Ian Smith, convenor of Scotland's new water watchdog, Water Watch Scotland

The report names Grangemouth as the ideal location to create a “Co2 utilisation hub” in Scotland

Scotland viewed as ideal location for closed-loop CO2 market

As Scottish energy ministers meet with UK Energy Secretary Greg Clark to discuss "back-tracked" support for Scottish Islands renewables projects worth £2.5bn, a new report has claimed that re-using carbon dioxide could create a £500m market for Scotland.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) put pen to paper for a climate deal with Governor of California Edmund G Brown (left) in Sacramento this week

Scotland and California agree joint climate change deal

Scotland has signed a joint agreement to tackle climate change with the US State of California, in the same week that new figures have highlighted a record month for Scottish wind power generation.

Floating offshore differs from conventional offshore wind farms by using turbines attached to the seabed by a three-point mooring spread

Scotland set for world's largest floating offshore wind farm

The Scottish Government has granted consent for the world's largest floating offshore wind farm to be developed off the coast of Peterhead.

ADBA estimate that the AD sector could grow by 200% in the next two years

Scotland set for AD boom

Scotland's anaerobic digestion (AD) industry could double in size within the next two years after new figures revealed that farming biogas in the country grew by more than two thirds last year.

Scotland's environment secretary, Richard Lochhead, hailed the 5p plastic bag charge as a 'major success'

Scotland's plastic bag charge sees usage drop by 80%

The number of plastic carrier bags handed out in Scottish shops has reduced by at least 650 million in the first year of the nation's 5p charge.

Community-owned renewables projects raised £26m last year

1.85 million Brits financing 'positive investment' market

A record 1.85 million people across the UK have invested a total of £3.6bn in ways that to create positive social and environmental impact, according to a market update from investment platform Ethex.

Zero Waste Scotland said that re-using rather than recycling 100 sofas can save 1.5 tonnes of carbon.

Zero Waste Scotland launches social media campaign to inspire upcycling

Zero Waste Scotland has launched an 8-week social media campaign to encourage Scots to 'upcycle' unwanted pieces of furniture.

Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing hosted a Renewables Roundtable event in London this week

Scotland takes renewables debate to London

The Scottish Government has brought its campaign on the future of renewable energy to Westminster as it renewed calls for the Conservative Party to rethink its recent subsidy cuts.

Millennium Wind Farm in the Scottish Highlands. Wind power generated the equivalent of 28% of Scotland's entire electricity needs last month

Sunny and windy September prompts surge in Scottish renewables

Last month's unseasonably warm weather proved a boon for clean energy output in Scotland, with enough sunshine to provide more than 70% of the electricity and hot water needs of homes fitted with solar panels.

Maurice Jenkens estimates we will see the first industrial-scale floating wind park of around 200MW within the next 10 years

'Matter of time' before floating wind is competitive power source

It is only 'a matter of time' before floating offshore wind farms become an important source of clean power in several countries around the world, including Scotland, the US and Japan, according to one industry expert.

The 5p plastic bag levy will be introduced nationwide by the Government and will be compulsory for businesses that employ the equivalent of 250 or more full-time employees

Sustainability stats: Plastic bag charge in numbers

From Monday (5 October), England will officially adopt the levy currently used by the rest of the UK which charges consumers for the use of single-use carrier bags in shops and supermarkets.

Scotland has pumped hydro storage facilities which optimise Scotland's power network system

Scotland unveils Storage Network to harness power of renewables

Industry body Scottish Renewables has taken steps to complement and improve the country's growing renewables sector by launching a new Storage Network.

Scotland will put its full support behind lifetime subsidy support for solar projects as well as refusing to review the level of Renewables Obligation support

Scotland to retain 'grandfathering' subsidy guarantee for solar

The Scottish Government has acted swiftly to ensure that solar investors receive 'clarity and certainty' by denouncing UK Government proposals to end 'grandfathering' subsidy guarantees.

Authorities from around the globe have announced collective climate targets to cut 7.9 giga tonnes of CO2 equivalent from being released into the earth's atmosphere by 2030

Regional governments commit to GHG savings greater than US annual emissions

Regional governments from 11 different countries across four continents have pledged to cut their emissions by more than 7.9 gigatonnes through the UN-supported Compact of States and Regions.

More than three quarters of UK households would support renewable energy projects such as wind turbines and solar farms if the profits generated benefitted the local community

Construction begins on Britain's first 'split-ownership' solar farm

The first UK solar farm to be part-owned by both community and commercial groups is now being built at Braydon Manor Farm near Swindon.

The panel discussion explored how industry and Government have responded to the APSRG and APMG remanufacturing report

UK economy (still) missing out on remanufacturing revolution

The UK continues to lag behind the rest of the world when it comes to developing a remanufacturing industry, with a notable lack of cooperation between Government and industry stifling the transition to a more circular economy.

The new scheme will make it easier and cheaper for Scots to heat their homes

Scotland begins national drive to tackle fuel poverty

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today (15 September) announced the launch of a £224m energy efficiency scheme to tackle the growing issue of fuel poverty across the country.

The sixty mile round trip cost drivers around £1.50 compared to £9 for a petrol-powered journey.

Scotland hosts first electric car rally

Sixty electric cars took part in a rally between Stirling and Glasgow over the weekend to celebrate the launch of a new electric vehicle (EV) subsidy.

With the collectors unable to enter a residents home the furniture is either left outside and exposed to weather, or cut up into pieces so it can be transported to landfill

Britons throw away more than 300,000 tonnes of reusable furniture every year

A new report has called on local authorities and manufacturers of 'bulky waste' - waste too big for normal disposal - to put a greater emphasis on the reuse of unwanted furniture.

The changes come as Gogarburn undergoes major renovations which will see staff numbers grow from 3500 to 6000

RBS unveils 8 green innovations at global headquarters

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the eight eco-innovations that will be trialled at its world headquarters in Gogarburn as part of its innovation sponsorship programme.

Currently, 86% of single-use carrier bags end up in landfill. The 5p charges aim to reduce this amount and promote 'bags for life'

Plastic bag use in Wales down 71% since 5p charge

The number of single-use carrier bags (SUCBs) has fallen by over 70% in Wales since a 5p charge was introduced, a new report has found, just weeks before the scheme is launched in England.

One of the major policies listed in the report was to nationalise Grangemouth refinery

Scottish green energy transition could create 44,000 new jobs

Rebuilding Scotland's energy sector around green technology could generate 44,000 additional jobs compared to the current oil-and-gas status quo.

Over the span of 12 years Wales has reduced the amount of resources it was sending to landfill by over 1.1 million tonnes, saving over £83m in Landfill Tax alone

£80m saved as Wales' recycling rates continue to rise

Latest figures show that Wales' recycling and composting rate for the past year has reached 56% - a 2% climb from 2013.

Richard Lochhead believes circular economy offers an 'exciting perspective' for Scotland

Scotland launches circular economy consultation

Scotland's environment secretary Richard Lochhead yesterday (20 August) launched a consultation aiming to create a fully fledged circular economy for the country.

China's emissions were found to be around 14% lower than thought

Sustainability stats: This week in numbers

This week in numbers has seen some surprising electric vehicle developments and exciting new figures for renewable energy and e-waste recycling.

The sun sets on Longannet power station

Scotland's last coal-fired power station to close in March

Scottish Power has announced that its coal-fired Longannet power station will be closing on 31 March 2016 after 46 years of service .

Diageo’s plant is expected to produce around 8,000MW hours of energy

Diageo whiskey factory turns waste into renewable heat

Global drinks firm Diageo will generate 2 million cubic metres of biogas a year from its whiskey factory in Scotland thanks to a new anaerobic digestion plant.

The UK’s installed capacity of solar energy reached 7.7GW, as well as reaching 13.4GW of wind energy

EU's five biggest energy markets add 8GW to wind and solar capacity

Europe's five biggest energy markets have added 8GW of wind and solar capacity in the first half of 2015, a new report has found.

Electric cars cost around 3p per mile to run, compared with around 15p per mile for the average petrol car

£100,000 electric-car loans on offer for Scottish businesses

A new £2.5 million fund will give Scottish businesses access to an interest-free loan of up to £100,000 for electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Scotland Energy Minister Fergus Ewing and Wales Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant have written to Rudd urging her to support community schemes

Community energy will take brunt of subsidy cuts, warn Scotland and Wales

Community energy schemes will be hit hardest by Amber Rudd's recent energy subsidy shake-up, ministers from Scotland and Wales have warned.

Zero Waste Scotland's new toolkit aims to boost staff engagement

Zero Waste Scotland launches guide to office resource efficiency

The Scottish Government-funded Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new toolkit that aims to help businesses improve their resource efficiency.

The Facility is being launched today at Edinburgh's Ocean Terminal shopping centre

Scotland opens shared circular economy design hub

A new communal working space designed to encourage fashion and textile workers to work more sustainably has opened in Edinburgh.

Majority of Brits believe all plastic bags should be biodegradable

The majority of Britons believe all plastic bags should be both recyclable and biodegradable, according to a new YouGov poll.

Contracted amounts range from £78,000 for concept optimisation, up to £2m for later stage prototype development

Scotland awards £7m to wave energy innovators

The Scottish Government-funded Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has allocated £7m to 16 wave energy developers to help them commercialise their technologies.


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