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In brief: Scotland's carbon footprint slashed, fines for NI waste offences

Also in the news: Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions fall 49%, NI men fined £6,000 for waste offences, Textiles BREF talks kick off, Wastewater treatment plants ‘important source’ of microplastics

Highway construction

EIA Benchmarking Monitor: live table

Click through to view a live table containing details of the latest EIA activity on major projects being decided via the fast-track planning process for infrastructure schemes in England and Wales

Untreated sewage was discharged from various sites into the river Thames, its tributaries and in one case directly onto the Thames path. Photograph: Environment Agency

Fines Monitor: live table

Click through to view a live table containing details of tens of millions of pounds of financial penalties issued by regulators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for breaches of environmental regulations

Paul Clement

Marine consultancy ABPmer hires new surveys manager to Southampton office

Marine consultants ABPmer has appointed a new manager to its oceanographic surveys team from ESG International

Rachel Yeldham and Chandni Odedra

Geo-environmental graduates appointed to Delta-Simons’ Midlands branch

Environmental consultancy Delta-Simons has hired two graduates to its team in Lincoln

Lisa Pinney

Coal Authority announces new chief executive

The public body in charge of Great Britain’s mining legacy has appointed former Environment Agency director Lisa Pinney to steer it

Robert Beck

Insider insight:  Collaboration works well if you choose your partner wisely

Brexit could see future positive opportunities for EIA professionals to help the UK government reform laws regarding land management, farming, fisheries and waste management, says Robert Beck, senior environmental consultant at RSK

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Rachel Reeves

The carbon guardian: interview with BEIS committee chair Rachel Reeves

Rachel Reeves, chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, is frustrated by inaction on low-carbon policy. She talks to James Parsons about clean growth, carbon budgets, electric vehicles and women in the energy sector

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