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News round-up 6/7

EU resource efficiency session begins; Renewable Heat Incentive amendment; Natural gas filling station to open; Upcycling site recruits TV star

EU resource efficiency session begins

MEPs are discussing the European Parliament’s ‘Resource Efficiency: moving towards a circular economy’ report, which calls on the Commission to propose a binding target to increase resource efficiency by 30% by 2030, as well as individual targets for each member state.

The environment committee voted for the report, being discussed on Monday and voted on Wednesday, last month after being put forward by rapporteur Sirpa Pietikäinen.

European Commission

Renewable Heat Incentive amendment

Decc under-secretary of state Lord Bourne has issue a written ministerial statement on the renewable heating incentive amendment regulations.

The statement references industry standards, biomethane expenditure forecasting, clarification on sustainability reporting requirements and power for the scheme administrator to reject applications.

Press release

Natural gas filling station to open

The UK’s largest compressed natural gas filling station will open in the UK, capable of refuelling 500 HGVs per day.

The site on junction 28 on the M6 in Lancashire as CNG Fuels should be open in late 2015.

Waitrose has a regional distribution centre less than one mile from the station and will be its anchor customer.

Press release

Upcycling site appoints TV star

An upcycling website has enlisted professional race team Enigma Motorsports and tv personality Max McMurdo, pictured, to help launch the a salvage service.

Remade in Britain was started last year by Yorkshire businesswoman Donna Fenn. Its website aims unite the UK upcyclers with salvaged products.

The use of car parts and accessories is said to have emerged as a strong trend amongst retailers on the website, with products ranging from tables made from V8 engines to wallets made from tyre tubing.

Press release


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