Slowing the pace of global warming will require innovation

Icebergs

With the recent publication of the U.N.’s climate panel’s report on global warming, any remaining doubts that “immediate, rapid, and large-scale ” action is required to reduce emissions and slow the pace of global warming to avoid “widespread economic and social upheaval”, have been dismissed. With Governments throughout the world appearing more focussed than ever […]

Only 2% of new homes meet top energy efficiency standard

Only 2% Of New Homes Meet Top Energy Efficiency Standard - Zenova

Just 2% of the new homes delivered in England and Wales in the second quarter of 2021 were built to the highest energy efficiency standard, official figures reveal. Latest Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) data released by the government shows that just 1,217 of the 61,655 new homes delivered between April and June this year were […]

Climate change ‘behind alarming spread of wildfires’

Climate Change ‘Behind Alarming Spread Of Wildfires’ - Zenova

Wildfires have become more frequent in Britain because of climate change and fire services must prepare for “more flammable landscapes” similar to Spain and the United States, according to scientists. The number of wildfires was well above the long-term average last year, continuing a trend in place since 2018. Several devastating fires have occurred this […]

UK’s biggest house builders set aside £500m for building safety remediation

Uk’s Biggest House Builders Set Aside £500M For Building Safety Remediation - Zenova

A total of £494.5m has been set aside by six of the country’s largest 10 builders to address building safety issues discovered in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017. The developers that responded to Inside Housing were Taylor Wimpey, which has set aside £165m; Bellway, which has provided £131.6m; and Barratt, which has contributed […]

Large gorse fire blazes across the Mourne Mountains

Large Gorse Fire Blazes Across The Mourne Mountains - Zenova

Firefighters are battling a large gorse fire in the Slieve Donard area of the Mourne Mountains in County Down. Twelve fire appliances and 58 firefighters have been at the scene since the early hours of Friday. The NI Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said that there is potential for further fires this weekend due to […]

Post Grenfell changes coming… Eventually

Post Grenfell Changes Coming... Eventually - Zenova

Although it’s been almost 3 years since the tragedy that claimed the lives of 72 people in the fire on June 14, 2017 at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in London, change is finally starting to come. When a tragedy such as this happens, it serves as a wake-up call for regulators and governments worldwide. However, […]

U.S. President Joe Biden to invest heavily in infrastructure efficiencies

U.s. President Joe Biden To Invest Heavily In Infrastructure Efficiencies - Zenova

Taking center stage in the global commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, US President Joe Biden has made public his administration’s clear plans through The Biden Plan For A Clean Energy Revolution And Environmental Justice. Some of the highlights of Biden’s plan include: Identifying barriers to help offset the upfront cost of building upgrades and […]