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Government consults on small sites’ zero carbon exemption

The UK Government is seeking views on its proposals to exempt small housing sites from the zero carbon homes policy. It aims to implement the zero carbon homes standard from 2016, which requires house builders in England to decrease all carbon emissions from energy arising from fixed heating, lighting, hot water and other building services… Read More »Government consults on small sites’ zero carbon exemption

EA likely to grant Cuadrilla fracking permit

The Environment Agency (EA) is likely to approve environmental permits for Cuadrilla to frack at a site in Lancashire. It has announced a second consultation during which the public can comment on the agency’s draft permit. The Environment Agency has been carrying out a “rigorous assessment” of Cuadrilla’s applications and the comments made by the… Read More »EA likely to grant Cuadrilla fracking permit

Sainsbury’s to open London hydrogen fuel station

Sainsbury’s is set to become the first supermarket in the UK to have a hydrogen refuelling station for a new generation of environmentally-friendly vehicles. Hydrogen supplier Air Products will install the SmartFuel station at the supermarket giant’s Hendon store in North London by the end of the year. It is part of the London Hydrogen… Read More »Sainsbury’s to open London hydrogen fuel station