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Report suggests UK reliant on unproven emissions technologies

Added: 23 Oct 2016

A perspective published in the journal Science suggests the Paris Agreement and the carbon-reductio…

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EEF launches campaign to develop manufacturing talent

Added: 19 Oct 2016

A new leadership and development programme launched by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, is des…

Industry ‘vigilant’ over Brexit negotiations

Added: 19 Oct 2016

A report published by Engineering the Future looks at the impact leaving the EU could have on the w…

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Fracking support goes negative ‘for first time’

Added: 17 Oct 2016

A survey conducted by the University of Nottingham reveals support for fracking is at an all-time l…

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Drug-delay tactics called into question

Added: 17 Oct 2016

A meeting in Geneva this week will question the practice of extending the life of drug patents as a…

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‘Action needed’ on carbon targets and energy security

Added: 14 Oct 2016

According to a report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the UK must take concrete action to…

food and drink

Brexit vote chips food & drink confidence

Added: 12 Oct 2016

Britain’s vote to leave the EU has rocked confidence among the UK’s food and drink manufacturers, a…

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

Renewed call for more women in engineering

Added: 11 Oct 2016

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) president Naomi Climer says getting more women invo…

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Norway invests £130m in CCS

Added: 10 Oct 2016

The Norwegian government has announced plans to invest NOK 1,314 million (£130m) in developing carb…

EU imposes steel dumping tariffs on China

Added: 7 Oct 2016

The European Commission has moved to impose provisional anti-dumping tariffs on imports of hot-roll…

Fracking shale gas

Government approves Cuadrilla fracking application

Added: 6 Oct 2016

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has approved plans for Cuadrilla to conduct fracking activity at …

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Sheffield to open £2m nanomaterials lab

Added: 6 Oct 2016

A £2 million laboratory is opening at the University of Sheffield on Friday, which will help scient…

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BP investigating Shetland oil leak

Added: 3 Oct 2016

Oil and gas firm BP has taken its Clair Platform offline after oil was found to have leaked into th…

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Hinkley contract ‘marks new era for nuclear power’

Added: 3 Oct 2016

The government, EDF and CGN have signed the final agreement allowing for the construction of Hinkle…

Nuclear power SMRs

Small modular reactors ‘by 2030’

Rob Smith | Added: 29 Sep 2016

A report by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) says small modular reactors (SMRs) could come o…

Parker Hannifin fined £1m for worker death

Added: 26 Sep 2016

Manufacturing firm Parker Hannifin has been fined £1 million after a worker died at its factory in …

Manufacturing sparks

UK manufacturing enters world top 10

Added: 26 Sep 2016

A report by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and banking firm Santander reveals the UK is now …

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Amec opens energy research lab

Added: 23 Sep 2016

Amec Foster Wheeler has opened a new laboratory to conduct research on different types of energy sy…

DNA

Biopharma breakthrough heralds ‘on demand’ drugs

Added: 23 Sep 2016

Researchers at MIT and Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed a novel method for producing biophar…

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‘Clumsy’ Brexit deal could do lasting damage says EEF

Added: 21 Sep 2016

A report by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, suggests that rushed Brexit negotiations could do…