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Rallying call for construction

Rallying call for construction

One of the UK's most influential construction leaders has condemned Britain's pitiful productivity rate and called for a big push to meet ambitious building goals.

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Housebuilder cuts waste mountain

The UK's largest housebuilder has cut its annual waste consumption by over 15,100 tonnes - equivalent of 725 homes.

BGS names its first chair

British Geological Survey (BGS) has made a leading academic and former Whitehall mandarin chairman of its inaugural board.

Gas chief welcomes strategy

Oil and gas chiefs have welcomed last week's launch of the government's Clean Growth Strategy, which includes up to £557m for so-called clean electricity...

Emissions doubts despite coal pledge

Energy experts have insisted Britain faces carbon catch-up issues despite a recent joint commitment with Canada to phase out unabated coal power by 2025.

Energy firm plans to frack

An energy firm is to submit plans to carry out fracking at a site in Cheshire.