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Sustainable Energy Procurement Recommendations for Schools

Sustainable Energy Procurement Recommendations for Schools

Energy procurement represents a significant percentage of public sector expenditure, accounting for some £3.25 billion ($5.3 billion) annually. Clearly, an effective approach to collaborative purchasing offers the scope for real savings for the public purse. The public sector is potentially a very powerful purchaser and is uniquely placed to play … Read more »

The Case for the Role of Energy and Sustainability Manager

Sustainability has become a mantra for the 21st century. It embodies the promise of societal and business evolution towards a more equitable and wealthy world in which the natural environment and our cultural and corporate achievements are aligned. Within a business context, sustainability can accordingly be defined as meeting the … Read more »

CEOs Embrace Sustainability

CEOs Embrace Sustainability

Investors are becoming increasingly receptive to sustainability. Corporate sustainability is coming of age. An overwhelming majority of FTSE 500 companies now voluntarily measure, manage, and publicly disclose their carbon emissions; and a collection of hi-tech solutions, clean technologies, and market tools have evolved in recent years to meet these demands. … Read more »

Challenges of Recruitment in the Waste Management Sector

Challenges of Recruitment in the Waste Management Sector

The pressure within the UK to provide cost-effective environmentally sustainable waste management has never been so great.  Traditionally local authorities have relied on landfill as a cheap and local way of getting rid of waste but the supply of landfill sites is finite and unsustainable in the long-term. Due to … Read more »

The Effects of HSE Cuts

The Effects of HSE Cuts

The Government has announced a package of changes to the UK’s health and safety system, including a large cut in the number of at-work inspections. These cuts have a significant impact across not only the construction industry but also in terms of career opportunities within Health & Safety. In April, … Read more »

Budget Cuts and Environmental Career Trends

Budget Cuts and Environmental Career Trends

In the U.K., the self-proclaimed “greenest government ever” announced in October some of its most vicious spending cuts to the environment. This year alone, the budget of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will shrink – from about £3bn ($4.9bn) and by about £700m by the end … Read more »

Challenges of Water Management within the Mining Industry

Challenges of Water Management within the Mining Industry

Our planet is facing a real crisis in water resources. Climate change and population increases are changing the balance of supply and demand. According to predictions, by 2030 the world’s population will be over 8.1 billion. Since 1950, the need for water has trebled and it will double again by … Read more »

Career Trends in Energy and the Environment

The UN has declared 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All and a growing demand for professionals within the energy and environmental sectors supports this. The Energy Context Our global energy production is undergoing a pivotal transformation, particularly in terms of energy development and resource management.  The … Read more »

COP17: The Challenges, Outcomes and Sustainable Recruitment Trends

COP17: The Challenges, Outcomes and Sustainable Recruitment Trends

Director of Climate Change and Sustainability Services at KPMG, Neil Morris, believes COP17 has greater potential to have practical outcomes than COP15 and COP16 combined. The seventeenth Conference of Parties (COP17) is taking place in Durban from 28 November – 9 December 2011; it is being deemed one of the … Read more »

Impact of the Carbon Tax on Australian Business and Economy

Impact of the Carbon Tax on Australian Business and Economy

Could the Carbon Tax Generate More Green Jobs? The federal government’s carbon tax may be controversial, but it could offer opportunities as well as disadvantages. Who is affected by the Carbon Tax? Facing the full impact of the carbon tax in Australia will be the manufacturing industry, in which Wayne … Read more »

Careers in the UK Offshore Wind Industry

Last year, global investment in renewable energy rose by 32 percent to $211 billion. And $142 billion of that was new financial investment, which excludes government and corporate R&D. Growth in the wind energy sector is attributable to a huge range of factors, including financial confidence, technological advancements, legislative support … Read more »

Clean Power and Renewable Energy Growth in MENA Region

Clean Power and Renewable Energy Growth in MENA Region

Sustainability is now firmly on the agenda in the Middle East; with the development of Masdar at the hub of a low carbon future, we are continually seeing a shift away from fossil fuels towards a variety of clean energy and power solutions. Some of the most surprising movements are … Read more »