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  • Digital Economy Bill underway

    The Government has introduced the Digital Economy Bill to Parliament in a move that should pave the way for the introduction of a new Broadband Universal Service Obligation – giving all homes and businesses the legal right to have a fast connection installed if they request it. The Bill should also give consumers the power to switch suppliers with ease, including ...

    Posted at July 5, 2016 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Digital Economy Bill underway
  • HS2 one step closer

    HS2, the high speed railway connecting London with Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester has taken another step towards construction, with Parliament announcing a debate on updated plans for building it. A motion has been laid instructing the HS2 Select Committee to consider more than 120 changes the Government wants to make to the hybrid Bill. The amendments are the direct result of discussions between HS2 Ltd and communities along the London-Birmingham route. Among the amendments to be put ...

    Posted at June 18, 2015 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on HS2 one step closer
  • Environmental Audit Committee calls for halt to fracking

    Shale fracking should be put on hold in the UK because it is incompatible with our climate change targets and could pose significant localised environmental risks to public health. That is the conclusion of MPs on the cross-party Environmental Audit Committee who will attempt to amend the Government’s Infrastructure Bill in Parliament today. In a new report, the committee warns that only a very small fraction of our shale reserves can be safely burned if we are ...

    Posted at January 28, 2015 | By : | Categories : News,Renewables | Comments Off on Environmental Audit Committee calls for halt to fracking
  • Boost for UK infrastructure with new Bill

    Today has seen the publication of new legislation designed to encourage investment in Britain’s infrastructure. The Infrastructure Bill aims to create stable long-term funding for work on the country’s major road network and to make it easier to sell surplus and redundant public sector land and property, allowing more homes to be built on brownfield sites. The legislation will also give local people the right to buy a stake in renewable energy projects Other measures include: making a number ...

    Posted at June 5, 2014 | By : | Categories : News,Renewables | Comments Off on Boost for UK infrastructure with new Bill