Government ‘fails’ to drive resource efficiency

A new report says the Government is “failing” to take action to drive the UK economy’s resource efficiency and more needs to be done. The Environmental Industries Commission’s (EIC) ‘Driving Resource Efficiency for a Competitive Britain’ report has called on the Government to quickly implement new resource efficiency policies to boost the industry’s competitiveness and […]

Carbon reporting is “work in progress”

A Defra minister has admitted plans to start carbon reporting are a “work in progress”. Last week Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the Government would be forcing all firms listed on London’s stock exchange to include emissions data in their annual reports from the next financial year. Speaking at the Environmental Industries Commission event […]

Ofwat review hailed as "golden opportunity"

The government’s review of water regulator Ofwat has been hailed as a “golden opportunity” to make important changes to the sector. The Environmental Industries Commission says that Defra’s review rightly pointed out the current framework contributes to inefficiency in the sector. The trade body, which represents the main environmental sectors including climate change, water and […]

Environmental Audit Committee poised to publish GIB report

The Environmental Audit Committee will publish its report on The Green Investment Bank on Friday. The committee, which is chaired by Joan Walley and includes Zac Goldsmith and Caroline Lucas, heard evidence over three sessions into the pros and cons of the bank. Among those giving evidence were Jonny Mulligan, chief executive of the Environmental […]

EIC warns on Green Bank pitfalls

The Environmental Industries Commission has warned that a Green Investment Bank “will institutionalise a narrow understanding of the economic opportunities of green investment”. The EIC, the lead trade association for the UK’s environmental technology and services industry, was responding to the publication this week of the Green Investment Bank Commission report – known as the […]