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Legislative Change Raises the Embodied Carbon Issue

The EU Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive (85/337/EEC) first came into force in 1985 and was transposed in UK legislation in 1988. Over the past nearly 30 years, the EIA regulations have provided local planning authorities and the planning inspectorate Read more ...

Engagement is a two-way street: Strategies for utilities to help people help the environment

Last month, I presented at the International Water Association's Efficient Water 2017 conference. The quality of the content and people at the conference was incredibly high, better than many other events I've attended recently. A large part of this is Read more ...

Can Concrete and Steel Ever be Carbon Neutral?

I was fortunate to be asked to present at the IStructE’s 2017 Sustainability Conference: Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation on the 13th July. There were two distinct highlights of the day for me: Keith Clarke’s humorous and informative key note Read more ...