His civil engineering career spanning nearly three decades includes his tenure as the City Engineer of San Francisco. At San Francisco Department of Public Works, he held functional and project management positions, including Acting General Manager, and Deputy Director of Engineering, during which he managed complex capital improvement programs that included the rebuild and seismic retrofit of City Hall, and expansions of convention, hospital, county jail, and public arts facilities. He is a licensed professional engineer, and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He is co-founder of the youth internship program Project Pull, which has been in continuous operation sinceand he has served on the Board of Directors of the Embarcadero YMCA.
This requires building on the charging infrastructure measures announced today by bringing forward the phase out date for the sale of conventional petrol and diesel vehicles, providing support for the purchase of ultra-low emission vans beyond October and cars beyondand delivering on its commitment to simplify the regime for drivers to access local charging points.
Committee on Climate Change Progress report to Parliament UK Automotive Council Private sector investment and supply chain growth in business planning manager gate group annual report such as onshore wind and energy efficiency is being hampered by a lack of clear regulations such as binding EPC targetsfiscal incentives such as stamp duty rebates and market mechanisms such as subsidy free CfDs for onshore wind.
Without project pipelines that attract long-term business investment in innovation, supply chains and skills, the UK will miss out on its climate targets and its industrial clean growth ambitions. This report set out six policy recommendations to support competitive industrial electricity pricesas the UK continues its transition to a low carbon power system including for the government to improve investment conditions for low-cost renewable energy technologies such as onshore wind.
No Time to Waste: Significantly improving the efficiency with which the UK economy uses resources could deliver major benefits, in environment gains and competitiveness.
The government has committed to establishing the UK as a world leader in resource efficiency and to doubling resource productivity by CEMEX is a strong supporter of the Circular Economy, with its principles embedded in its day-to-day operations and sustainability targets, by co-processing un-recyclable waste streams as alternative fuels in the cement kiln and re-using waste streams as alternative raw materials for cement production.
But, the path to travel in this CE journey is still long. Support from the government, through effective regulation and promotion of cross-sectoral collaboration between industries, is required to continue with the shift in mindset to see and treat waste as commodities.
Recognising the value of our waste materials and natural resources is the first crucial step in creating a truly circular economy, which keeps materials in use for as long as possible and extracts maximum value from our waste.
Environmental regulators are central to this process, which is why SEPA is actively engaging with businesses who seek innovative solutions to reuse valuable resources, in ways that ensure the environment is protected and waste criminality is prevented.
SUEZ warmly welcomes the Aldersgate Group policy paper which sets out many of the priority areas that must be tackled. Our own recent report similarly emphasises the need to consider resource management at product design stage, whilst a number of policy interventions and measures are needed to more effectively tackle the complexity of our waste streams.
We look forward to working closely with the government and the Aldersgate Group on this vital agenda in the coming months. By using fiscal mechanisms to change behaviour, and government procurement to demonstrate leadership, underpinned by stronger penalties for those who breach the rules, we have a real opportunity to make the UK a world leader in resource efficiency.
The REBus project ran 30 pilot schemes across a range of market sectors in the UK and the Netherlands, including electrical and electronic products, textiles, construction and ICT.
The current lack of sufficient, quality data about the financial impacts of climate-related risks and opportunities makes it difficult to accurately calculate investment risk and allocate capital efficiently, even with clearer guidance on fiduciary duties.
Widespread implementation of the TCFD framework will help businesses, investors and investment intermediaries to develop long-term climate risk management strategies.
To ensure comparability between sectors this should be mandatory in the medium term, with a transitional arrangement from current mandatory carbon reporting to minimise burden for reporting entities.
Policy detail is key: This consultation to introduce a new Bill to set out environmental principles and a new governance body with statutory underpinning is therefore a significant and positive step forward and has the potential to support improved enforcement of existing legislation and good quality policy making on the environment after the UK has left the EU.
Environmental gains and business certainty would also be clearly enhanced if devolved administrations played a role in co-designing and owning the new environmental principles and governance body. Environmental regulations and competitiveness. However, based on the findings of its recent report , the Group warns that these recommendations will only be fully effective if the government also provides the policy detail that is needed under the Clean Growth Strategy and 25 Year Environment Plan to create a pipeline of green infrastructure projects which can be invested in.
The recommendations for government to develop a National Capital Raising Plan, increase fiscal incentives for investment in green projects, require investors to consider environmental risks and make it compulsory for businesses to disclose how they are coping with climate change risks are all critical to moving the needle on green finance.
The Taskforce has suggested a wide range of actions beyond the top recommendations, which the government should consider in full. However, to be fully effective, implementation of these recommendations must be accompanied by more policy detail under the Clean Growth Strategy and 25 Year Environment Plan.
This will only happen if government provides more clarity in the coming months on the regulations and incentives that will be introduced to encourage investment in the energy efficiency of buildings, on- and offshore wind, low carbon heat, electric vehicles and the natural environment. Following a one-year project with businesses and investors, this report identifies the key barriers to greater investment in green infrastructure in the UK and makes key recommendations for government to grow investment in green infrastructure at the speed and scale needed to meet the objectives of the Clean Growth Strategy and 25 Year Environment Plan.
Overcoming barriers to green infrastructure investment is a major opportunity for the UK 12th March Today, the Aldersgate Group publishes a new report Towards the new normal: It sets out key recommendations for government, businesses and investors to unlock greater volumes of private investment to meet the objectives of the Clean Growth Strategy, Industrial Strategy and 25 Year Environment Plan.
This report will be launched at an event hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch at Increasing private investment in green infrastructure represents a huge opportunity for the UK.
There is real urgency: To tackle the huge investment needs ahead and maximise the opportunities from a growing green investment market, this report puts forward 30 recommendations for government, business and investors. In particular, the report recommends that the UK government should:What’s Happening?
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