Government, regulators and industry must build on their recently transformed collaboration to deliver a strategy for reducing per capita water consumption, according to the National Infrastructure Commission
A long-awaited report outlining recommendations designed to strengthen the UK’s competition regime has been cautiously welcomed by industry observers but described as lacking in detail. The Power to the People report by Conservative MP John Penrose has a heavy focus on streamlining regulatory processes and creating further competition where possible. It also calls for measures introduced in insurance to tackle 'loyalty penalties' to be extended to energy.
The judging panel for Ofwat's much anticipated Innovation in Water Challenge has been named. The eight experts from the water sector and related industries will judge a Dragons' Den style pitching competition
Can the massive network infrastructure investment needed for net zero be delivered without creating adverse impacts on public engagement or the environment? In a new report, Utility Week and Hitachi ABB Powergrids, explore the challenge.
With expanding AI capabilities, industries such as the energy, rail and telecommunications are witnessing growth in the adoption of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones). The increase in drone usage has already begun challenging the conventional methods of inspection and maintenance of assets. More importantly, it is showing the value of using innovation to overcome traditional challenges.
Research by the The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has identified 27.7 million UK adults as having characteristics of vulnerability such as poor health, experiencing negative life events, low financial resilience or low capability. It has set out its view of best practice for firms in dealing with vulnerable customers, which have been supported by trade bodies representing utilities.
Pollution incidents caused by water and sewerage companies plateaued in 2019/20 against an overall drop in the number of incidents a report from the Environment Agency shows. Introducing the report, chief executive James Bevan warned that environmental protection and enhancement will come at a cost.
Net zero is a once in a generation opportunity to transform the energy system. This high-level report, in association with Microsoft and Accenture, explores how digital technology and partnership working can help the sector accelerate and scale up to deliver the transition affordably.
Thames Water has upgraded two slow sand filter beds at a water treatment site to produce one third of the capital’s water. Supply to London was maintained while the work was completed at site over the past year.
Portsmouth and Southern will publicly sign their bulk supply agreement today, marking an historic milestone for both companies. Chief executive Bob Taylor talks to Utility Week about how Havant Thicket exemplifies the water-only company's growing role in regional water resource planning.
In our latest review of sector coverage across the national newspapers, Centrica’s chief executive Chris O’Shea gives a rare interview ahead of the group’s annual results this week. Meanwhile, there are further pleas for the government to save its beleaguered Green Homes Grants scheme and Drax’s wood pellet production facility in the US has been fined $2.5 million over air pollution breaches.
An environmental campaign group has formed to fill what it described as a vacuum created by the Environment Agency, which admitted its funding limits it from enforcing agricultural regulation