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A wind farm

Macquaire buys Green Investment Bank for £2.3bn

21 Apr 17

The sale has proved controversial, with environmental groups expressing fears that the impetus behind clean energy technology could be lost.

Event: Flood resilience in the UK debate

23 Mar 17

You are invited to a debate at the ICE on 5 April on the future of flood resilience in the UK

Scottish parliament

Scotland aims to source 50% of its energy from renewables

3 Feb 17

Scottish government energy strategy aims to make oil and gas sector greener and use more thermal power

Solar panels

Global demand for environmental consultancy rises to £19bn

3 Feb 17

Research firm Environment Analyst says buoyant market conditions in Europe and revival in North American behind rise

Insulation

Investors to resurrect Green Deal

25 Jan 17

Scheme axed by government in 2015 to be relaunched using ‘best installers in the market’

119 Ebury Street

Mayfair house gets 'outstanding' BREEAM first

13 Jan 17

Grangewood delivers first listed building refurbishment to receive top sustainability standard

Sadiq Khan

Khan demands powers to fine polluting construction firms

27 Jan 17

London mayor Sadiq Khan asks Defra to devolve power to fine firms using polluting machinery on site

Power station chimneys

Government wastes £168m on competitions for carbon capture

25 Jan 17

National Audit Office says BEIS must ‘learn lessons from experience’

Solar panels

Investment in renewables to 'fall off a cliff'

10 Jan 17

Think tank the Green Alliance calls on government to provide more support

Analysis

Sustainability

Sustainability: Dropping the ball

13 Apr 17

Environmentalists have been alarmed by Trump’s reversal of US climate change policies and signs that Brexit has diverted the UK government away from sustainability priorities

London skyline

Sustainability: Zero-carbon London

4 Apr 17

The London Plan has specific sustainability targets which affect development in the city

Silvertown Quays

Ecobuild 2017: Regeneration now

1 Mar 17

The construction industry is in the throes of a major drive to renew and revive communities - but how is it best done? Ecobuild 2017 next week will attempt to address this question

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Sustainability: Efficient offices

24 Jan 17

How do you create an energy-efficient office that is cost effective and great for the workforce?

Community Opinion

Richard McCarthy

Feeding into the industrial strategy

26 Apr 17

The construction and development industries have a special part to play in the government’s industrial strategy. We have to optimise how we approach infrastructure and asset-use to make sure it is a success

Ballot box

Online poll: Election 2017

20 Apr 17

Will the election give construction an opportunity to bring its priorities to the forefront of the political agenda? Vote here

Richard Steer 2014

Barwell is ridiculously optimistic

20 Apr 17

The housing minister’s assertions that Brexit will not affect the speed and quality of reforms outlined in the housing white paper do not match up with the reality of a depleted and overworked civil service

Rebecca Larkin

Election unlikely to answer key questions

19 Apr 17 | By Rebecca Larkin

May’s snap election will cause minor short term challenges, while major Brexit battles lie ahead

Helen Gough

A pledge for change

18 Apr 17 | By Helen Gough

The industry should get behind the pledge for change within the Building a Better Brexit manifesto

Jonathan Shaw

How to improve a building's EPC rating

18 Apr 17 | By Jonathan Shaw

The industry needs to be prepared for legislative changes under which some buildings would become unlawful

Mike Chaldecott

Stop, collaborate and listen

13 Apr 17 | By Mike Chaldecott

Sharing ideas around sustainability, off-site technology and other innovations could help the industry to thrive after Brexit