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Remember to count industry among the climate worriers

Added: 13 May 2019

The appearances of the youthful environmentalist Greta Thunberg have drawn some predictably Old Buf…

Look East for pumps priorities

Added: 13 May 2019

Even before the axis of global power had shifted so far eastwards, we had grown accustomed to laggi…

When you invest in pumps, you invest in industry's future

Added: 12 Sep 2018

Beyond the sectors in which they operate, pumps have a profile so low that they might as well be no…

Like football, pumps expertise requires thinking outside the box...

Added: 3 Sep 2018

“A competent pump supplier is somewhat like a competent coach, they should be able to offer more th…

Industry strategy can't wait for Westminster

Added: 3 Sep 2018

Government and industry appear to occupy two parallel universes when it comes to the subject of 29 …

Investing in pumps modernisation is essential for survival

Added: 8 May 2018

It’s a bald reminder to anyone who assesses a product’s overall cost purely on the basis of its pri…

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Fracking quick

Added: 19 Aug 2015

Is the government’s decision to ‘fast-track’ fracking applications a misguided masterstroke?

Andy Furlong

Less talk, more action

Added: 29 Jul 2015

The UK’s top professional and academic bodies squared up to the government on climate policy last w…

Gas detection

Have a safe summer

Added: 3 Jun 2015

So summer is here, and there’s more than whiff of safety issues in the air.

David Cameron IGas shale gas site visit

Shale ambiguity helps nobody

Added: 16 Feb 2015

Delaying vital decisions on shale gas development until after the general election doesn’t help sup…

Carbon sponge

Climate change – why bother?

Added: 16 Apr 2014

Does a renewed focus on adapting to climate change mean we should give up on trying to prevent it?

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Does industrial growth really matter?

Added: 5 Mar 2014

Over the past month or so we have heard a great deal from our political leaders about how passionat…

Fertiliser plant, West, Texas

Are we learning the lessons?

Added: 3 Jul 2013

The process sectors need to take on-board the lessons learned from recent disasters. Patrick Raleig…

Drax Power Plant 2

The truth about energy?

Added: 26 Mar 2013

London – This week sees a further widening of the chasm between the Government’s view of the UK’s e…

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Energy Bill: Tata closures a 'weather' warning

Added: 28 Nov 2012

Tata Steel’s decision to axe 900 jobs in the UK is part of a plan to turn the company into an “all-…

UK energy plans still subject to negotiation

Added: 1 Nov 2012

This week’s announcements of Hitachi’s £700-million takeover of the Horizon nuclear project from E.…

Chemical industry realities not part of EU's flowery vision

Added: 17 Oct 2012

London – The world will, sooner rather than later, live in ecologically-sound harmony with higher p…

Fukushima: Could accidents be 'Made in Britain'?

Added: 16 Jul 2012

Given the scale of devastation suffered by Japan as a result of last year’s earthquake and tsunami …

Clean coal must stay high on the agenda

Added: 1 Nov 2011

With its capacity to reduce CO2 emissions from coal-fired power stations by up to 90%, carbon captu…

Time to switch on to switching off

Added: 28 Oct 2011

Birmingham, UK – UK industry is facing a ‘perfect storm’ of carbon taxes, the closure of many power…