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Download now: Innovation Audit of the 25 Year Environmental Plan

By |2021-01-14T16:22:06+00:00January 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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 |2020-12-08T17:54:15+00:00December 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

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

EIC report launch: Alternative fuels

By |2020-10-02T16:27:10+01:00September 24th, 2020|EIC News|

EIC is delighted to invite all members, and those with an interest in alternative fuels, to the launch of its latest report, Alternative Fuels: Cutting dangerous air pollution faster on Wednesday 7 October at 11am. The report argues that while we wait for a purely all-electric future for our vehicles, there are a series

EIC launches collective Kickstart scheme

By |2020-09-25T19:37:30+01:00September 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Chancellor Rishi Sunak recently announced the Kickstart Scheme, a new £2 billion funded incentive to encourage young people into the workplace. The scheme will fund new six month job placements for young people who are currently on universal credit and ‘at risk’ of long-term unemployment. The scheme usually requires a minimum of 30 applicants.