Energy and Waste features
The Scottish independence referendum finally happens next week, 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 (Scottish National Party) SNP will falter when it comes to joining the European Union as a separate state.
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The UK’s first floating solar farm has been installed on a reservoir in Berkshire.
Atkins has appointed a new managing director for its power business as part of plans to expand its energy capability, with a particular focus in the Middle East.
A shortage of fresh water could curtail the development of fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, according to a report by the World Resources Institute (WRI).
The Homes and Communities Agency has submitted plans for the next development phase of Northstowe new town, in Cambridgeshire.
British manufacturer Mabey Bridge has been awarded the first contract to construct National Grid’s new ‘T-Pylons’ - a new prototype of electricity pylons.