The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that it is providing grants to three offshore wind energy companies to develop the world's largest wind turbines and to help the UK meet its 2020 renewable energy target.
A study is being launched by the North West Regional Development Agency (NWDA), in partnership with an energy provider, into the best option for a potential large-scale tidal energy project on the River Mersey.
The Environment Agency and WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) have devised a new Quality Protocol (QP) which will reduce the amount of regulation involved in using digestate, the nutrient-rich by-product of biogas production through Anaerobic Digestion.
Salford University’s Centre for Construction Innovation, in partnership with the Universities of Liverpool and Central Lancashire, Urban Vision and the Building Research Establishment, has secured funding to set up the new Construction Knowledge Hub.
Peter Mandelson announced at the Strategic Forum for Construction that government's Busines Innovation and Skills Department is to commission a review of the construction industry to ensure it is “fit for purpose” for delivering a low carbon future.