Air Pollution Archives
Dilapidations – don’t despair over repair!
9th August 2017 | Craig Smith: Director
Three top tips and wider thoughts from Director Craig Smith to help make the parting of ways at the end of building lease agreements smooth and hassle-free for tenants and landlords alike.
The Sun is Setting on Large-Scale Solar
16th May 2014 | Peter Rolton
This week, DECC announced plans to cut financial support for large-scale solar in the UK from April next year, halting subsidies currently received through the renewables obligation (RO) scheme.
The Populist Policy Problem
9th May 2014 | Peter Rolton
The forthcoming local and European elections are now less than two weeks away, and contending parties have been doggedly campaigning to increase their chances of securing seats both at home and in Brussels.
Taking Stock: Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment
1st May 2014 | Chris Evans
The majority of the buildings that will dominate the UK’s skyline in 2050 are already standing, and this means that whatever action is taken to bring new builds to a zero carbon standard, the results will be dwarfed by the effects of our current stock.
Refuse-Derived Fuel and the UK’s Waste Management Woes
11th April 2014 | Peter Rolton
In 1996, landfill tax was introduced at a rate of £8 per tonne to encourage councils and businesses to develop more robust recycling programmes.
Independence vs. Oil Dependence: The Scottish Referendum
4th April 2014 | Peter Rolton
The Scottish independence referendum is drawing near, with an accompanying debate that grows more convoluted by the day. Both sides of the argument have long since reached fever pitch, with the ‘Yes’ team calling foul play over British government’s refusal to allow an independent Scotland access to sterling currency and the ‘No’ team claiming that the SNP will falter when it comes to joining the European Union as a separate state.
The Tightening Screws of Ukraine's Energy Supply
10th March 2014 | Peter Rolton
As the crisis in Ukraine continues, Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated unequivocally that his sole interest is in coming to the aid of and protecting civilians. His plaintive claims are falling on slightly sceptical ears, however; it may be cynical, but in all likelihood the reality is a well-worn truth that has caused innumerable conflicts both global and local in the past: it’s all about power.