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EIC comments on the triggering of Article 50
Matthew Farrow's comment on the UK environment sector's perspective on the triggering of Article 50.
2017 Budget contains 'little positive' on the environmental agenda
EIC's Executive Director, Matthew Farrow, responds to the 2017 Budget.
EIC calls for new 2025 recycling targets post-Brexit
EIC has today called for a national debate on setting ambitious but realistic recycling targets for 2025 to provide a framework for the resources sector post-Brexit.  The call comes in a briefing paper published by EIC on the implications of Brexit for waste regulation and the waste and resources sector titled Brexit: Implications for the Waste and Resources Sector.
EIC responds to the Housing White Paper
EIC welcomes Housing White Paper but more needs to be done to accelerate Brownfield Development 
EIC responds to the Government's Industrial Strategy
The UK's environmental sector is well-placed to make a real contribution - creating jobs, exporting to new markets and supporting innovation. 
EIC report: Driving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Property Portfolios
The report proposes new ways to transform energy efficiency in commercial buildings by focusing on property portfolio rather than individual buildings.
EIC has partnered with the Contamination Expo Series
The launch event will be at ExCel London on the 12th and 13th October. Sign up for your free ticket now!
EIC Chairman Appointed to Transport for London board
EIC's  Chairman, Dr Nelson Ogunshakin OBE, is appointed to the TfL board by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. 
EIC report: 'Brownfield first: making better use of our land'
EIC publishes new policy recommendations report for encouraging brownfield development. 
EIC responds to Andrea Leadsom's appointment as Environment Secretary
Executive Director Matthew Farrow sets out initial thoughts. 
EIC welcomes the Mayor's plans to improve air quality, but calls for more detail
EIC responds to Sadiq Khan's plans for improving London's air quality. 
EIC reacts to Brexit vote
EIC's Executive Director Matthew Farrow reacts to Britain's decision to leave the European Union.
Turning the Tide: proposals to reform flood policy
EIC publishes new policy recommendations repor for living safely and prosperously in an increasingly flood prone country.
EIC reacts to the 2016 Budget
EIC's Executive Director Matthew Farrow comments on the Budget following the Chancellor's statement today.
Report: Improving Land Remediation Relief
EIC publishes new report proposing measures to improve Land Remediation Relief to stimulate brownfield development.    
EIC welcomes plans for Clean Air Zones
Executive Director Matthew Farrow comments on the Government's plans for Clean Air Zones across a number of UK cities. 
EIC reacts to outcome of COP21
Matthew Farrow reacts to the international climate change agreement agreed in Paris. 
EIC reacts to plans to reintroduce the Repair and Renew Grant in the aftermath of recent flooding in the Northwest
EIC responds to Chancellor's announcement of further funding for those affected by flooding. 
Matthew Farrow, EIC Executive Director, reacts to Comprehensive Spending Review
Matthew Farrow, EIC's Executive Director, has considered the Chancellor of the Exchequer's remarks in today's Comprehensive Spending Review and has commented on what they mean for the environmental and technologies sector.
EIC report: 'A clear choice for the UK: Technology options for tackling air pollution'
Relying solely on electric vehicles will be too expensive and take too long says new EIC report, which incorporates modelling carried out by consultancy Temple Group which examining the costs and air quality benefits for rolling out five different pollution control technologies.
EIC welcomes Defra's proposal of a national framework for Low Emission Zones
EIC responds to Defra's consultation on Air Quality Plans to meet EU limits for nitrogen dioxide. 
London to breathe easier with new emissions regulation championed by EIC
Construction sites in London required to replace or retrofit with pollution controls machinery such as diggers, cranes, generators and bulldozers to ensure new emissions standards are met.
EIC responds to EEF call for environmental red tape review
EIC responds to the EEF report Green tape: manufacturers’ views of progress on Defra’s regulatory reform agenda.
Environmental Industries Commission comments on new ministerial appointments
EIC responds to new appointments at Defra and DECC
EIC responds to Supreme Court judgement on air quality
EIC responds to a Supreme Court judgement which orders the Government to draw up new plans to comply with EU air quality laws.
EIC responds to Liberal Democrat manifesto
EIC responds to Liberal Democrat manifesto.
EIC responds to UKIP brownfield proposals
EIC responds to UKIP brownfield proposals
EIC responds to Green Party manifesto
EIC responds to Green Party manifesto
EIC responds to Conservative Party manifesto
EIC responds to Conservative Party manifesto.
EIC responds to Labour Party manifesto
EIC responds to Labour Party manifesto
EIC calls for action on air pollution from next Government
EIC reacts to recent air pollution warnings in the south east of England. 
2015 Budget a missed opportunity for joined-up thinking on environmental concerns
EIC comments on the Chancellor's final budget before the General Election. 
Environmental Industries Commission launches 2015 election manifesto
EIC launches its manifesto in support of the UK's environmental technologies and services sector. 
Report: Will smart technology clean up city environments?
EIC publishes a new report into whether ‘smart’ approaches can offer cities more efficient ways to tackle entrenched environmental challenges, and likewise whether a determination to tackle these challenges can stimulate new smart thinking.
EIC reacts to Environment Secretary Liz Truss MP's first major speech on the environment.
The speech was hosted by the Policy Exchange think tank on the 4th November. 
EIC: Latest proposals will see SuDS delivered quickly, but not automatically to a high standard
EIC responds to Defra's latest consultation on delivering Sustainable Drainage Systems. 
Event: Commercial opportunities in China for UK companies
With the Chinese government committed to spending $473bn on environmental protection over the next four years, EIC co-hosts an event looking at the commercial opportunities for UK companies. 
EIC welcomes Liberal Democrats' energy efficiency push and focus on safe fracking
EIC welcomes Ed Davey committing an extra £100 million to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, and a push to ensure fracking happens in a way which is safe and has consideration for the natural environment. 
EIC disappointed in lack of environmental focus in Truss speech
EIC disappointed in lack of environmental focus in Environment Secretary Liz Truss's speech to Conservative Party conference. 
EIC welcomes Labour’s commitment to a National Framework for Low Emission Zones
EIC comments on Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle MP's speech to the 2014 Labour Party conference. 
EIC welcomes Labour’s one million green jobs pledge
EIC responds to Ed Miliband's speech to the 2014 Labour Party conference. 
Innovation and cost effective solutions key to environmental progress, jobs and growth as EAC award Government ‘red card’
EIC comments on the Environmental Audit Committee’s latest ‘environmental scorecard’ – which gave the Government a ‘red card’ for its efforts to reduce air pollution, protect biodiversity and prevent flooding.
EIC looks forward to working with new environmental ministers following reshuffle
EIC has welcomed the new environmental ministers to their posts following latest Government reshuffle. 
EIC report: Use of Smart Meter Data to Drive Behaviour Change
The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC), in conjunction with sustainability consultants Acclaro Advisory, have published the results of industry-led research into the use of smart meter data to drive behaviour change in the non-domestic sector. While a smart meter has some benefit in providing more accurate readings of total energy consumption, it does not in itself result in greater uptake of energy efficiency – it only provides the data that can enable this to happen. 
Environmental Industries Commission reacts to 2014 Budget
EIC responds to the Chancellor's 2014 Budget Statement
EIC welcomes Conservative 2020 ‘Sweating Our Assets’ report
The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has today welcomed the report by the Conservative 2020 Group ‘Sweating our Assets’: Productivity and Efficiency Across the UK Economy, which sets out an agenda for putting resource efficiency at the heart of the UK’s future economic growth.
EIC-China MoU featured on Chinese television
EIC's Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (CSES) and the opportunities it makes available to UK businesses seeking to export their products and services has been featured on Propeller TV's Business Show - aimed at the UK's resident Chinese community.
EIC disappointed at further delays to Sustainable Drainage Systems
EIC disappointed at further delays to SuDS. 
EIC to launch new Eco Innovation Forum
New EIC forum will bring together innovative early stage environmental businesses to share views and experiences, gain services and support. 
EIC calls energy efficiency changes 'two steps back, one step forward'
EIC comments on the Government's changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and Green Deal. 
EIC wins award for campaign to stop tax on Brownfield redevelopment
The EIC has won the “Best Campaign for Brownfield” Award at the 2013 National Brownfield Briefing Awards.  The campaign which EIC led was for the retention of the Land Remediation Relief (LRR) which is a tax relief for building on contaminated and brownfield land.  The Government had intended to abolish the tax relief but changed its mind after the EIC campaign. 
EIC comments on the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station
EIC's Executive Director Matthew Farrow comments
EIC responds to Cabinet Reshuffle
EIC responds to appointment of George Eustice MP and Dan Rogerson MP as new Defra Ministers
EIC questions Defra on water sector sustainability and resilience
EIC writes to Defra Secretary of State about water sector sustainability and resilience, in light of EFRA Select Committee 'Water Bill' pre-legislative scrutiny report.
EIC calls on Government to better monitor consumption-based carbon
EIC has written to the Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, calling on the Government to better monitor the UK's consumption-based carbon emissions. 
EIC expresses concerns on more cuts on environmental budgets in latest Spending Round
George Osborne has announced £11.5 billion of Whitehall cuts today with the Department of Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) receiving another combined cut of £137 million for the financial year 2015/2016.
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