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Taking the carbon out of construction

Posted by Paul Morrell, Chief Construction Adviser, BIS

November 2009 saw Morrell start work as the Government's chief construction adviser, heading an Innovation & Growth team with a brief to "get carbon out" of the construction industry

Food for thought

Posted by Roger Williams MP, Shadow Minister for Food and Rural Affairs, Liberal Democrats

 Recent figures uncovered by the Liberal Democrats showed that in 2008 the total amount of domestic food waste was 6.7 million tonnes. This year that figure has climbed to 8.3 million tonnes, an estimated two thirds of which was perfectly edible.

The great outdoors

Posted by Daniel Moylan, Deputy Chairman, Transport for London

People interact with London and with each other in a variety of ways, but the most frequent is through their use of public space.

'Meeting Carbon Budgets - the need for a step change'

Posted by David Kennedy, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change

Our progress report to Parliament ‘Meeting Carbon Budgets - the need for a step change' shows that the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in recent years has only been very modest - in the five years to 2008, annual average emissions reductions were only around 0.5 per cent.

Editor's Feature
Tim Ellis
Whole System Demonstrator Programme Manager,
Department of Health

 When the vehicles we all drive became more complex and controlled by computerised engine management sys...

Poor housing costs the country billions of pounds,...
the relationship between poor housing and poor health outcomes are well documented. It is important ...
Green by name, green by nature
Paul You say "For example we are delivering new technologies that allow more effective virtual and ...
CRC10 Programme
Once again, a great conference with some excellent speakers and a very well coreographed event.
The 80/80 challenge
Whilst I agree with the point made, with so many conflicting messages (e.g. AAA rated dishwashers us...
The 80/80 challenge
Why are we getting so hung up on insulation when we encourage the use of unnecessary items such as t...