Covanta drops High Court case against waste authority

Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority and Covanta Energy have reached an "amicable settlement of their dispute" that ends the legal battle over the awarding of a contract to an operator in the North East.

Vivark recruits following contract wins

Simon Donohue

Four unemployed people have secured jobs with the Vivark repairs and maintenance social enterprise company following contract wins with Knowsley Housing Trust worth more than £500,000.

Further call for waste decision to be overturned

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Simon Donohue

Awarding Merseyside's £1.2bn waste recycling contract to a Teesside-based consortium represents a lost opportunity to attract inward investment and create jobs, according to Ellesmere Port and Neston MP Andrew Miller.

Casey wins park restoration job

Sefton Council has appointed Rochdale-based contractor Casey Group to restore Kings Gardens next to Southport's Marine Park and Promenade.

EA backs £60m Knowsley energy plant

The Environment Agency has awarded an environmental permit to Warrington-based Energos to operate a new 9MW facility at Knowsley Industrial Park.

Task force calls for wind farm cost cutting

The government's Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force recommended in a report published on Thursday that costs for generating electricity offshore should be reduced by 30% by 2020.