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Clean Air Strategy 2019 – Issues for Environmental Business

By |2019-01-14T12:51:12+00:00January 14th, 2019|Staff posts|

National emission targets: National emission reduction commitments have been set for five pollutants: fine particulate matter (PM2.5) – 30% reduction on 2005 baseline by 2020, 46% by 2030Ammonia (NH3) - 8% reduction on 2005 baseline by 2020, 16% by 2030nitrogen oxides (NOx) - 55% reduction on 2005 baseline by 2020, 73% by 2030sulphur dioxide (SO2)

EIC comments on Clean Air Strategy

By |2019-01-14T12:36:12+00:00January 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Today the government launched its Clean Air Strategy, following a consultation last summer on a draft version. EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow commented Whatever course Brexit takes in the next few years, thousands of people will still be dying from air pollution.  It is welcome to see the Government recognising that we must do better,

Draft Agreement on the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU – Implications for Environmental Policy

By |2018-11-29T15:31:18+00:00November 20th, 2018|Staff posts|

DRAFT AGREEMENT ON UK’s WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EU – IMPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENT POLICY It remains unclear whether the draft withdrawal agreement published last week will be enacted.  If it does, the impact on UK environmental regulations are likely to be as follows:   March 29 2019 to Dec 31 2020 – Transition period   In

Budget 2018 – Issues for Environmental Business

By |2018-10-30T14:34:53+00:00October 29th, 2018|EIC News|

EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow commented on the Budget announcement of 29th October 2018: "The environmental content of the Budget was focused on plastics – its important that this issue does not suck up all the political airtime available for green issues.  That said, the proposal for a tax on plastic packaging with less than

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