EIC News

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

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

Organising and collaborating to meet net zero challenge

By |2020-09-09T12:29:02+01:00September 9th, 2020|EIC News, Staff posts|

The Environmental Industries Commission, working with ACE, is leading the way in galvanising the industry and its stakeholders as they strive to achieve net zero in the infrastructure sector, says Poppy Kettle. Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of resilience within society and infrastructure, and there is a general consensus that more concentration needs to

Changes at EIC

By |2020-08-11T11:43:45+01:00August 11th, 2020|EIC News|

Refocusing our activity to continue to support you through the crisis. The exceptional times we are living through have meant we have to make some changes to how we operate. We have reassessed our offering and will work more closely with our sister organisation, ACE, to ensure we can continue to support our members

EIC lobbying wins for air quality in Scotland

By |2020-07-20T09:32:34+01:00July 17th, 2020|EIC News|

EIC work instrumental in securing investment to retrofit diesel buses. Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) lobbying has secured huge wins on air quality in Scotland with the widening of a scheme to breathe new life into older diesel buses. One half of an announcement which also focused on a new £10m fund for temporary bus

APPG on Air Pollution – Clean Air proposals for businesses

By |2020-07-16T10:53:29+01:00July 16th, 2020|EIC News|

The APPG on Air Pollution have an upcoming meeting on Monday 20th July at 4pm. In May, the group launched their Strategy to Reduce Coronavirus Infection, find out more here. The group’s secretariat is provided by the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC). EIC members are welcome to join the meeting, you can register here. The

Shovel-worthy projects needed to drive green recovery

By |2020-07-09T12:17:19+01:00July 9th, 2020|EIC News|

It is crucial that the right things happen to ensure that environmental standards don’t lose out in the rush to get construction back to work, says Matthew Farrow, Executive Director at EIC. For the last couple of years, the environmental movement has been riding high. As George Monbiot, a veteran left-leaning environmentalist put it:

Little progress made on UK’s net zero pledge

By |2020-06-25T16:37:49+01:00June 25th, 2020|EIC News|

A year after the UK signed its net zero pledge and as the Committee on Climate Change publishes its progress report, a shift of gear is required by government, says Poppy Kettle, net zero policy executive at EIC. Saturday 27 June marks one year since the signing of the net zero pledge into UK

Help shape the CLC’s Roadmap to Recovery

By |2020-06-11T11:15:23+01:00June 11th, 2020|EIC News|

As the co-ordinator for the activity of the local, social and commercial working group, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), sister organisation to EIC, is now seeking additional input, proposals and ideas around the group’s areas of interest: • Public sector social infrastructure – Including schools, hospitals and local authority buildings (both capital and

APPG on air pollution report launch covered by The Guardian

By |2020-06-18T12:26:49+01:00June 9th, 2020|EIC News|

The APPG on Air Pollution launched their latest report via a webinar on Friday 29 May. Hosted by APPG chair, Geraint Davies MP, the online launch was also attended by MPs and Peers who work together to promote measures to tackle poor air quality. The group’s secretariat is provided by the Environmental Industries Commission