Archive / December, 2014

  • Report highlights lack of confidence in local authority planning for shale gas and oil

    08 December 2014

    The report of an extensive research survey carried out by Ricardo-AEA seeking the views of stakeholders in shale gas exploitation – ranging from the oil and gas industry, central and local government, energy-intensive industries, universities and professional service firms, to NGOs and not-for-profit organizations – has been published today, providing new insights into the perceptions and reality of its potential environmental impacts.

    The report, entitled ‘The opportunity in every difficulty’: attitudes to shale gas development in the UK, presents the findings of an in-depth survey of over 350 stakeholders from an extremely wide range of stakeholder sectors. Respondents had very mixed ...

  • Ricardo-AEA advises South African government on greenhouse gas mitigation

    03 December 2014

    Ricardo-AEA has today revealed its contribution to a landmark report published by the government of South Africa in November, outlining the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation potential.

    The report was launched by Minister Edna Molewa at South Africa’s National Climate Change Response Dialogue. This event brought together stakeholders across the whole country to reflect upon South Africa’s journey towards a lower carbon and climate-resilient economy over the last decade, and to discuss tangible actions to enhance the delivery of these objectives in the future.

    The report’s findings will play a key role ...

  • Ricardo energy storage technology wins prestigious rail industry award

    02 December 2014

    The DDflyTrain project – in which Ricardo is collaborating with digital hydraulics specialist Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd and world-leading rail technology expert Bombardier Transportation – received the award for the ‘Most Interesting initiative in safety and sustainability’ at the Rail Exec gala dinner on Saturday evening, November 29.

    David Rollafson (centre) and Henry Dobson (right) receive safety and sustainability award from Allan Spence Director of Safety Strategy at Network Rail

    The Rail Exec ‘Most Interesting Awards’ are intended to celebrate the most interesting ways that companies are achieving the movement of people and freight safely and efficiently by rail. ...

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