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The rise and rise of green politics

By |2018-08-16T13:16:36+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 |2018-08-16T13:13:26+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 |2018-08-06T09:53:04+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

A message about EIC’s chairman

By |2018-04-09T14:36:33+00:00March 27th, 2018|EIC News|

Dr. Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, EIC’s chairman and chief executive of EIC’s sister organisation the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has announced he is stepping down from both roles to become chief executive of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). ACE has already started the search for a new chief executive and has engaged the services of an executive

Removing the roadblocks to environmental innovation

By |2018-03-13T16:27:17+00:00February 13th, 2018|Staff posts|

Government strategies, white papers and even reshuffles come and go, but one constant is a desire to encourage innovation in UK business, says Matthew Farrow. Ever since Harold Wilson talked of “the white heat of technology”, politicians of all persuasions, in good economic times and bad, have eulogised innovation and pledged to increase it. Here at

Keeping the government ‘honest’ on the green agenda

By |2018-03-13T16:25:50+00:00February 5th, 2018|Staff posts|

The creation of a new body to hold the government to account on environmental issues is significant and could have implications for decades to come, says Matthew Farrow. I’ve been lucky enough (or unlucky enough, depending on your view!) to work with many ministers over the years in my career at different trade associations. While