VHE wins Barrow business park preparatory works

Cumbria County Council has appointed Yorkshire-based environmental contractor VHE Construction to a £1.3m package of works to remediate dockland as it kickstarts a stalled business park development.

RSK urges firms to prepare for new environmental rules

Specialist land remediation and environmental science consultancy RSK Group is holding a series of briefings for property professionals ahead of the expected changes to ISO14001, the main environmental management system, due to be published later this month.

Cumbria and Colwyn earmarked for tidal lagoon plants

Renewable energy company Tidal Lagoon Power has announced that it is looking at sites in West Cumbria and Colwyn Bay to form part of a series of six full-scale tidal lagoon power plants along the UK's West coast.

Five seaside projects share £4m

Blackpool, Morecambe Bay, South Ribble, Furness and Copeland are among the coastal areas across England to benefit from a £36m programme.

Dong wind farms to triple in size

Major extensions to Dong Energy's offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea off the North Wirral and Cumbrian coasts were among a round of eight renewables projects approved by Government yesterday.

Energy Coast chairman steps down

The chairman of Britain's Energy Coast, Brian Wilson, has stepped down after five years at the head of West Cumbria's economic development organisation.

Nuclear waste storage plan rejected

Cumbria County Council has voted to withdraw from the process to find a host community for an underground radioactive waste disposal facility.