Archive for February, 2011

  • Carbon professionals’ salaries keep on rising

    Friday, February 11th, 2011

    Carbon and climate change professionals are earning around four per cent more than last year, and the vast majority feel secure in their jobs, despite the gloomy economic outlook and sluggish jobs market.
    That is the conclusion of a major new report from specialist green recruitment agency Acre and consultancy [...]

  • Government pumps £2.5m into new green skills academy

    Friday, February 11th, 2011

    The government has announced £2.5m in new funding to support the development of a national network of environmental training courses, to tackle the emerging shortfall in skilled workers capable of installing renewable energy technologies such as solar panels and heat pumps.
    The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills announced late [...]

  • Seaweed study boosts prospects for marine biofuels

    Saturday, February 5th, 2011

    Seaweed biofuel farms have come a step closer to reality with an improvement in the way seaweed sugars can be converted to ethanol. Dried seaweed can be fermented to produce ethanol but breaking down galactose, the dominant sugar in seaweed, is a slow process.
    Now, researchers have modified the expression of three genes [...]

  • EPA Makes Data Available On Emissions Study

    Saturday, February 5th, 2011

    AFOs, which house large numbers of animals for production of meat, dairy products and eggs, were monitored for the following air pollutants: ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds.
    The data just published are from the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study, which resulted from a 2005 [...]

  • Agricultural water resource management

    Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

    The Government’s Big Society programme aims to take power away from politicians, central government and government agencies and transfer it to community level. For water allocation and abstraction management, this will be in the context of increasing demand and decreasing summer resources due to population growth and [...]