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Net Zero Week: Get Involved Now

By |2021-03-29T14:44:17+01:00March 29th, 2021|EIC News|

As the UK gears up for COP26, ACE and EIC members are invited to get involved Net Zero Week, a new campaign which takes place 17 to 23 July 2021. EIC and sister organisation ACE are working alongside around 25 other business associations from across industry to showcase how each sector is taking positive steps

Keeping the Government honest on the environment

By |2021-03-23T10:55:09+00:00March 23rd, 2021|EIC News, Staff posts|

With the scale and breadth of the Government’s environmental ambitions, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) is set to have a key role for years to come, says Matthew Farrow. Recently I was in a meeting with some of the Treasury officials who worked on the recently published Dasgupta review on

Download now: Innovation Audit of the 25 Year Environmental Plan

By |2021-03-23T10:56:14+00:00January 14th, 2021|EIC News|

In 2018 and 2019 the Government dramatically set reset the scale of our environmental ambitions. The 25 year Environment Plan was followed by an Air Quality Strategy that went beyond existing targets, and then the first legislated net zero target in the world. By 2020 we had a new Prime Minister and the biggest

Download now: Are we ready?

By |2021-03-23T10:56:41+00:00December 8th, 2020|EIC News|

Most built environment sectors are unprepared for Net Zero, with water, ports and airports the least ready, according to a major joint report by EIC and sister organisation, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE). Are we ready? Delivering Net Zero in the built environment polled more than 130 Net Zero and sustainability experts who work across different

Net Zero: Private sector investment and innovation are essential to delivering Government ambitions

By |2020-11-18T14:52:33+00:00November 18th, 2020|EIC News, Staff posts|

Matthew Farrow on the PM’s 10 point plan for Net Zero and what it means for members. It's been a long time coming but the Prime Minister finally announced a 10 point plan for Net Zero last night. With, as Boris Johnson pointed out, one year to go to the postponed COP 26, he

Brexit’s silver lining for the environment

By |2020-11-04T11:32:43+00:00November 4th, 2020|EIC News, Staff posts|

There are risks to the environment from Brexit but, as Matthew Farrow explains, some causes for optimism too as the UK prepares to leave the EU. Vote Leave poster in a field I well remember the fury and panic that flooded the environmental twittersphere around 4am on 24 June 2016. It was

Further lockdown: What it means for EIC members

By |2020-11-05T13:06:57+00:00November 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

At a press conference televised live on the BBC on Saturday night (31 October), the Prime Minister Boris Johnson shared details of a new plan to fight coronavirus in England. With the number of COVID infections rising rapidly across much of the country, he outlined a month-long lockdown to start from this Thursday (5

In the spotlight with Lord Deben. Book your place now.

By |2020-10-23T13:42:49+01:00October 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Infrastructure Intelligence Live series of events continues on Wednesday 11 November at 3pm with a live interview with Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). The CCC provides independent, expert advice about reducing greenhouse gas emissions to UK and devolved governments and reports progress towards meeting emissions targets to the UK parliament and parliaments in

EIC members can now access TAC services around apprenticeships for free

By |2020-10-15T14:08:19+01:00October 15th, 2020|EIC News|

The Technical Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC) has announced that it is pivoting its activity to become a ‘one stop’ resource on skills and apprenticeships. In practice, this means that any member of the Environmental industries Commission (EIC) that employs, or is thinking of employing, apprentices can now seek advice, support and guidance from TAC for

Switch to alternative fuels could save more than 1,250 lives a year, says new EIC research

By |2020-10-08T17:09:32+01:00October 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Latest EIC report is out now! Download your copy today. Encouraging alternative low emission fuels such as Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as an interim measure on the road to an all-electric future could save more than 1,250 lives a year, according to the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) latest research released