Archive for the ‘Wales’ Category
Just days after announcing a new target to recycle more than half the country’s waste, the Welsh government has confirmed it is already seeing 49 per cent of the nation’s waste recycled as of last summer.
The new quarterly recycling figures for July to September 2011 show that Wales produced 388 thousand tonnes of municipal waste – five per cent less than the waste produced in the same period in 2010 Read the rest of this entry »
More than 100 medical and military professionals, including Dr Hamish Meldrum, chairman of council at the British Medical Association and Lord Michael Jay, chairman of medical relief charity Merlin, yesterday backed a statement declaring climate change the greatest current threat to public health.
They urge policy makers to take concrete steps to tackle climate change, warning that failure to do so poses an immediate, grave and escalating threat to the health and security of billions of people around the globe. Read the rest of this entry »
Business group calls for global emissions-cutting deal and greater certainty around domestic regulations
Soon on the heel of Richard Branson’s call on governments to create green tax regimes to encourage renewables globally – here in the UK the CBI has warned about green policy uncertainty.British businesses are committed to tackling climate change, but their ambition is being thwarted by the failure of politicians at home and abroad to provide certainty for investors, according to the CBI’s Deputy Director-General Dr Neil Bentley.
Businesses want to lead the development of a low-carbon economy, but their “patience is wearing thin” with politicians’ inconsistent approach to climate change policy. Read the rest of this entry »
Electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling company Electrocycle has teamed up with professional magician and mentalist Ian McCoy who will put across their vital messages in an amazing and entertaining way on 13th and 14th October during the Flintshire Business Week.
Flintshire Business Week (11th – 19th October ) has been an annual event since 2007. Its aims are to share knowledge and best practice, develop and improve business relationships and platform and promote Flintshire business success. By working with partner organisations from neighbouring counties, Flintshire truely is ‘OPEN FOR BUSINESS’. Read the rest of this entry »
The Welsh Government confirmed this week that it will be filing an application for the new Green Investment Bank bank’s headquarters to be located in Wales, joining a growing list bidders including Edinburgh, Peterborough, Leeds, Manchester, and London
Business Minister Edwina Hart has requested a meeting with UK Business Secretary Vince Cable to discuss our bid,” she said.
“We have also informed Sir Adrian Montague, chair of the Green Investment Bank, of our intention to bid which has been officially acknowledged by the Green Investment Bank’s Advisory Group. In the meantime, we are awaiting details of the formal application process, which is likely to take several months.” Read the rest of this entry »
Six innovative pylon designs have been unveiled as potential replacements for the iconic steel lattice structures that have carried electricity across the country for the best part of a century
A competition to update Sir Reginald Blomfield’s classic 1927 design was launched in May and received almost 250 etrants. Read the rest of this entry »
Just4theplanet has been a keen supporter of bio fuel initiatives as an alternative to fossil fuels. Biofuels are any kind of fuel made from living things, or from the waste they produce. Today, the use of biofuels has expanded throughout the globe. Some of the major producers and users of biogases are Asia, Europe and America
Now a 299MW biomass plant planned by Rio Tinto and Kaiser Aluminum in North Wales has taken a major step forward after securing government consent. Read the rest of this entry »
According to the first “ big picture” study of rising sea temperatures – global warming is leading to profound population changes in most common fish species in waters off the UK.
Around three-quarters of the species affected have grown in numbers, the government-funded study claims.
While cold-water species such as cod and haddock fare badly, those that can do well in warmer conditions, including hake, dab and red mullet, are thriving. Read the rest of this entry »