Staff posts

The environment sector: a look ahead

By |2019-04-12T14:57:34+01:00April 12th, 2019|Staff posts|

By EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow  It’s nearly 15 years since I became professionally involved in environmental issues, when I took the post of Head of Environmental Policy at the CBI.  Many ministers, consultations and strategies have come and gone over that period (during which I also worked at the Environmental Services Association and now

Spring Statement 2019: Issues for Environmental Business

By |2019-03-19T16:11:14+00:00March 13th, 2019|Staff posts|

On 13th March 2019, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, gave his Spring Statement to the House of Commons. The statement, compared to last year's Autumn Budget differed in that the Chancellor spent a significant proportion of his speech focusing on environmental issues. Key announcements for environmental businesses were: A 3-year Spending Review

Clean Air Strategy 2019 – Issues for Environmental Business

By |2019-01-14T12:51:12+00:00January 14th, 2019|Staff posts|

National emission targets: National emission reduction commitments have been set for five pollutants: fine particulate matter (PM2.5) – 30% reduction on 2005 baseline by 2020, 46% by 2030Ammonia (NH3) - 8% reduction on 2005 baseline by 2020, 16% by 2030nitrogen oxides (NOx) - 55% reduction on 2005 baseline by 2020, 73% by 2030sulphur dioxide (SO2)

Draft Agreement on the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU – Implications for Environmental Policy

By |2018-11-29T15:31:18+00:00November 20th, 2018|Staff posts|

DRAFT AGREEMENT ON UK’s WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EU – IMPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENT POLICY It remains unclear whether the draft withdrawal agreement published last week will be enacted.  If it does, the impact on UK environmental regulations are likely to be as follows:   March 29 2019 to Dec 31 2020 – Transition period   In

The rise and rise of green politics

By |2019-03-18T12:26:04+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

Five suggestions for the Waste & Resources Strategy

By |2018-10-18T11:41:26+01:00June 25th, 2018|Staff posts|

One of the many government strategies promised to us over the past year has been a Waste & Resources Strategy. Only a year ago many EIC members in this field were bemoaning the lack of government leadership in this field, yet now we have an assortment of resources-related targets in the 25 Year Environmental Plan

Event report: Smartly Sustainable: using smart technology to do ‘more for less’

By |2018-04-23T16:30:18+01:00April 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

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