UK builds on Industrial Strategy with record £39.8bn R&D budget

WOBO recognises our future success will be the outcome of research and development today. The UK Government has announced R&D funding totalling £39.8bn through to 2025, in what it has described as the largest allocation of its kind to date. The funding package was announced...

WSSET: March Newsletter & April lecture

WOBO thanks WSSET for their latest newsletter and conference update. The next online lecture from WSSET which will be on Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 09:00 BST on Zoom (note that the UK will then be on British Summer Time). Remember, you must register with...

UK: Heat and Buildings Strategy

WOBO thanks CABE for the link to the UK’s Heat and Buildings Strategy. The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has released its independent assessment of the UK government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy.  As well as a detailed policy gap analysis covering residential, commercial and public buildings,...

The pressure is on: It’s time to accelerate progress towards the SDGs

WOBO acknowledges the goals of Unilever. As we approach the halfway mark on the journey to 2030, it’s clear that we’re not getting to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) fast enough. This milestone provides an opportunity to reset and refocus our attention on the targets...

Germany: The Innovation Hub for New Energy Solutions

Energy transition – dates for your diary! Discover solutions for the energy transition and supply security first hand at The smarter E Europe Rising electricity and gas prices and the dependence on Russian gas are speeding up the energy transition. It is a matter of...

Fire Risk Assessment – Assessors Competency

Grenfell – investigations continue. Louise Upton, former head of the fire safety policy team at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in 2009, was questioned about her role in the decision to not impose higher standards on risk assessors in the aftermath of...

Nature Energy Unveils Biogas Plant Project in Farnham

WOBO welcomes new initiatives in new locations Nature Energy has acquired land in Farnham, Quebec, to build its first-ever biogas plant in North America. This is an important step for the Danish company to establish a large-scale facility to convert biomass from local agricultural production, industry...

UK: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

WOBO thanks “edie newsroom” for its updates. The UK Government has published a new Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy, confirming £1.6bn of public funding for charging points. Additionally, BP is announcing a £1bn investment in rapid charging stations. Teased by the Department for Transport (DfT) late on Thursday...

UK: ROCKWOOL for Healthcare Construction

WOBO thanks ROCKWOOL for their latest update to Healthcare in Construction. Start designing and building structures with health in mind by downloading our comprehensive new guide, ‘ROCKWOOL for Healthcare Construction’. Offering a deep-dive into healthcare building regulations, best practices and case studies, ‘ROCKWOOL for Healthcare...

UK: CROSS-UK Newsletter 64

WOBO thanks CROSS for the link to their latest newsletter. CROSS-UK Newsletter 64 has been published and includes expert comments on fire and structural safety reports. Download Newsletter Newsletter content Fire safety risks with lithium-ion batteries CROSS Safety Report Concern over modelling of concrete frame...

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