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£40m Government Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens

£40m Government Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens: A fund of up to £40 million is now open for applications, which is aimed at helping the country build back greener from the coronavirus pandemic. Part of the government’s wider green economic recovery, the Green Recovery Challenge Fund provides a jobs and skills package and provides funding…
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Recycling blunder by tech firm pays for mass tree planting

Recycling blunder by tech firm pays for mass tree planting: The planting of several thousand trees has been funded by a London-based computer support company after failing to register packaging waste. Between 2002 and 2003 and from 2008 to 2015, EMC Computer Systems (UK) Ltd in Brentford failed to register the packaging waste it produced.…
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England risks running out of water by 2040

England risks running out of water by 2040: There is a serious risk that England could of run out of water by 2040 due to climate change. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has issued a warning, which accuses Defra, Ofwat and the Environment Agency of having “taken their eye off the ball” and stresses these…
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Environmental projects funded by fines

Environmental projects funded by fines: Environment Agency enforcement action during the last nine years has benefitted environmental charities throughout the Midlands to the tune of £1.4 million of grants. Offenders as an alternative to prosecutions are asked to donate to environmental projects  – this applies to individuals or businesses or who are responsible where they…
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Essex waste-to-energy facility gets go-ahead

Essex waste-to-energy facility gets go-ahead; A Rivenhall, Essex waste-to-energy (EfW) facility, has been given the go ahead after securing a revised environmental permit from the UK Environment Agency. The 49MW waste management plant will use biodegradable waste diverted from landfill and imported from abroad to burn to generate energy. The project will operate to strict…
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UK needs ‘vital infrastructure to resist climate shocks’

UK needs ‘vital infrastructure to resist coming climate shocks’: Vital infrastructure must be ready for the future to ensure Britain can remain resilient to weather events due to climate change. The National Infrastructure Commission report, which suggests the UK’s resilience may be challenged by events which will not always be possible to predict. Drawing on…
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