Energy ministers debate; Huge fire at Welsh recycling plant; EA extends ESOS deadline; Scottish mobile recycler expands in UAE
Energy ministers debate
Scottish energy minister Fergus Ewing has met UK energy secretary Amber Rudd today to discuss issues including renewables obligation grace periods, contract for difference funding and feed-in tariffs.
This follows a roundtable event with representatives from across the renewables industry, environmental NGOs and business organisations to discuss the impact of recent UK Government decisions on renewables.
Huge fire at Welsh recycling plant
Up to 500 tonnes of waste caught fire at a Cardiff recycling plant, prompting health warnings for residents in parts of the city.
Fire broke out at Atlantic Recycling at around 8.30am on Sunday, and Public Health Wales advised residents in the southeast area of Cardiff to stay indoors, keep their windows closed and turn off any ventilation systems.
Wales Online said the blaze was the third large fire at the facility in the past two years.
EA extends ESOS deadline
The Environment Agency (EA) has announced that ESOS-affected companies that have demonstrated a plan to comply with the policy and are making progress as of the 5 December 2015 audit deadline will be given an extension until 29 January 2016 to become fully compliant.
A freedom of information request to the EA by Veolia last month found only 150 companies out of 10,000 had submitted audits.
Scottish mobile recycler expands in UAE
A Scottish firm specialising in mobile phone recycling and resale, Redeem is expanding its operations within the United Arab Emirates.
The company, which started its regional operations with an office in Dubai earlier this year, said that it has signed partnerships with three electronic retailers.