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Photo-catalytic treatments can help tackle air pollution, says EIC

By |2018-10-19T12:19:54+00:00October 19th, 2018|EIC News|

The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has today published a review of the latest research into the effectiveness of photo-catalytic treatments (PCTs) in reducing local air pollutants. The report, commissioned by EIC and carried out global top-ten university Imperial College London, analyses all published results of trials of PCTs and includes modelling analysis by Imperial and

EIC calls for a Green Budget to boost Clean Growth

By |2018-10-18T11:28:06+00:00October 18th, 2018|EIC News|

Please see here to read EIC's recommendations for the 2018 Budget, to better protect the environment and promote the growth of the green economy. To summarise our proposals: Environmental taxation should form a coherent framework which encourages businesses to act in a sustainable manner. There are numerous examples of the current environmental tax system creating

EIC announces new partnership to drive clean economic growth

By |2018-10-15T10:09:27+00:00October 15th, 2018|EIC News|

Lancaster University has launched a partnership with the Environmental Industries Commission to support innovation and grow business which reduces carbon emissions and delivers clean growth. The partnership will support businesses which are working on ideas, developments and innovations which could cut energy use and waste. The recent IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5O

The rise and rise of green politics

By |2018-10-18T11:37:24+00:00August 16th, 2018|Staff posts|

Written by EIC Director Matthew Farrow  Nearly 20 years ago, in the 1989 European elections, the Green Party won 14% of the vote.  At the time many felt that this heralded the start of the environment becoming a permanent fixture in British politics, but in fact it was something of a high watermark for the

EIC Responds to the Clean Air Strategy consultation

By |2018-10-18T11:36:22+00:00August 16th, 2018|EIC News|

On the 14th August, EIC responded to the government's consultation on its Clean Air Strategy. EIC's key recommendations to government were: Match the GLA’s hyper local monitoring system at a national level to improve public awareness of air pollution. Fund the display of visible public information on real-time air quality for public places. Enshrine the

EIC Responds to the Environmental Governance & Principles consultation

By |2018-10-18T11:38:51+00:00August 6th, 2018|EIC News|

On 2nd August, EIC responded to the government's consultation on 'Environmental Governance & Principles after EU Exit' EIC's key suggestions to government were: The Government through Parliament should set the scale of the nation’s environmental ambition, with the consequent targets and milestones enshrined in law. The proposed environmental body is a welcome development, but requires

EIC launches new report on non-domestic energy efficiency policy

By |2018-06-13T09:46:26+00:00June 13th, 2018|EIC News|

FAILURE TO ENFORCE ENERGY EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS IS SYMPTOMATIC OF A BROKEN REGULATORY FRAMEWORK, SAYS EIC Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) warns of weaknesses in the regulatory framework designed to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings and argues that Brexit should act as a spur to rethink the right combination of policies to reform enforcement systems in

EIC responds to announcement of Clean Air Strategy

By |2018-05-22T09:15:04+00:00May 22nd, 2018|EIC News|

Today the government announced that Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, would be launching a new Clean Air Strategy to combat Britain's harmful air pollution. Matthew Farrow, EIC Executive Director, said: The draft Strategy is right to focus on protecting public health and the target of halving the number of people exposed to PM

Event report: Smartly Sustainable: using smart technology to do ‘more for less’

By |2018-04-23T16:30:18+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Staff posts|

Environmental leaders, innovators and experts across various sectors including water, air pollution and energy management gathered at an inaugural event aimed at understanding how places around the world can do ‘more for less’ and meet environmental obligations in a cost effective way. The Smartly Sustainable: Using Smart Technology to do 'more for less event which