05Sep / 2016

Join GGS at the EPUK Conference 2016 in Birmingham

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GGS looks forward to presenting at the annual Environmental Protection UK or EPUK conference in Birmingham. John Naylor, Technical Director of GGS, will be holding a session on Ground Gas Investigation.

31Aug / 2016

GGS welcomes another University of Manchester student for work experience

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GGS enjoys a good relationship with the University of Manchester. Many of the GGS team have studied at Manchester University, from director to graduate level, studying geo-engineering, environmental science and even history. Therefore we’re delighted to have Malcolm join us this summer for some in office and on site work experience. Here’s a little more about him.

25Aug / 2016

GGS is delighted to sponsor the SCLF Conference 2016

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Following last years very successful and enjoyable event, GGS is proud to sponsor the Scottish Contaminated Land Forum (SCLF) Conference 2016.

18Aug / 2016

UK Energy: Necessity breeds invention, demand drives innovation

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UK energy demands are at their highest levels, with a substantial need for foreign imports despite their effect on the national balance of payments. Dwindling North Sea oil and gas supplies, an adverse exchange rate and the need to reduce green-house gas emissions have all contributed to exacerbating the UK’s energy trilemma; keeping our transport rolling, houses heated and the lights on, while keeping costs down and tackling climate change.

17Aug / 2016

Landfill: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

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Some of the GGS team spent the day performing investigative ground work (having sought permission – of course) at a former landfill site in Greater Manchester. This practice exercise sought to assess the composition of the landfill through the use of trial pits and forensic soil analysis. It also uncovered some unlikely treasures.

04Aug / 2016

Infrastructure Act 2015: How operators can meet Section 50 requirements

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The Infrastructure Act 2015 covers a wide range of planning and infrastructure regulation including energy development, transport and housing. It is the subject of some controversy due to the steps it took towards defining conditions for hydraulic fracturing. These steps simultaneously started to express what the safe development of shale requires, a move that has brought the value of GGS’ core service, continuous environmental monitoring, to the forefront of the industry.

02Aug / 2016

Brownfield First – Making better use of our land

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The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has voiced its support of the need for more sustainable development on brownfield sites via their latest report, ‘Brownfield First: making better use of our land’.

26Jul / 2016

Cabinet Restructure – Key changes by new PM

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The key changes made by new Prime Minister, Theresa May, to the cabinet strcuture, and what this means for the energy and other associated industries.

13Jul / 2016

CCC confirms Shale Gas can be compatible with carbon budgets

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The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has announced that the development of shale gas has the potential to be compatible with UK carbon budgets when certain checks are performed.

12Jul / 2016

Brexit – Two weeks on and Implications for the UK Energy Sector

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It cannot be denied that the recent referendum has potential consequences for the long term direction of the UK energy sector. Momentum for developing indigenous resources has been slowed, whilst the country may eventually be released from EU climate change goals to develop renewables. Despite the Brexit vote still bearing down, the past fortnight has revealed some glimmers of hope.