EIC News

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

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