News 2012

LES assessment - Haringey

17 December 2012

Aether have been asked to undertake a Low Emissions Strategy assessment for a proposed development in Haringey, London.

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... to the local wildlife trust at their Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre. Based on the edge of Milton Park, the site provides a fantastic opportunity for children from the surrounding areas to come and experience wildlife first hand.

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Aether has been commissioned to undertake an air quality assessment for a proposed development at Avondale Square in Southwark, London.

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Ireland inventory support

29 October 2012

Aether have won its third consecutive annual contract to help the Irish EPA compile their national emissions inventories. Emma Salisbury and Richard Claxton will provide direct, in-country support to the EPA inventory team based in Monaghan and Dublin.

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Aether has been commissioned to undertake an air quality assessment for a proposed development on King David Lane in Tower Hamlets, London.

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Aether has been commissioned to undertake an air quality assessment for a proposed development of approximately 9 houses in Uxbridge, London. The project will use DMRB to assess the nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter concentrations with and without the development and make recommendations as to how to mitigate the impact if required.

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The UK Climate Change Act, which received Royal Assent on the 26th November 2008 established new legal requirements to monitor and report UK GHG emission reductions.

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Last week the team at Aether were joined by some colleagues from the UK emissions inventory team at AEA for a tour of Didcot A power station, one of the UKs largest predominantly coal firing facilities at 2,000 MW (enough to provide electricity to 2 million homes!).

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LRTAP reviews

06 July 2012

Chris Dore and Melanie Hobson have recently returned from Copenhagen, where they were involved in the Stage 3 centralised review of air quality pollutant emission inventories submitted under the Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP).

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A Review of Transboundary Air Pollution (RoTAP) has been published by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology on behalf of Defra and the Devolved Administrations, with Chris Dore of Aether contributing as a lead author.

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TFEIP meeting in Bern

21 May 2012

Aether staff have recently returned from the UNECE Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections annual meeting in Bern, Switzerland. The meeting was attended by more than 100 emission inventory experts from Europe and the EECCA Countries.

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Aether is working with Engain on a project to produce Barbados’ Second National Communications Report.

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Testimonial

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“Aether's approach to couple innovative visualisation with high expertise manpower delivered valuable insights for our inventory work.”

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“Saint Lucia embraces the professional approach with which this project was undertaken by Aether, particularly their ability to develop mentorship relations with local government experts. This provides a basis for ensuring that the pool of local experts remain engaged and recognized over successive processes.”

Annette Rattigan-Leo, Chief Sustainable Development and Environment Officer

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional.”

Clare Bayley, Defra

“Professional team and very collaborative communication. Effective result in terms of suggestions for improvement in the quality of the inventory and proposals on how to streamline specific topics.”

Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research

“Chris was excellent to work with and always very pro active in making suggestions, taking work forward and applying his considerable technical knowledge in effective ways.”

Robert Vaughan, Defra Air Quality Team

“Engaging Aether to support us to develop the first GHG Inventory System and first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the United Republic of Tanzania has been a rewarding experience due to their high level of professionalism, creativity, timeliness and value for money. We will definitely consider Aether in our future initiatives.”

Abbas Kitogo, Programme Specialist Energy and Climate Change, UNDP Tanzania

“If we have a need for any more reports in the future Aether will be first on my list.”

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“Both the face-to-face training and the online version have been of high quality, with dynamic methods and a practical orientation that have allowed students to reach a solid knowledge base. The products have been delivered within the stipulated deadlines with an excellent quality and the team has always shown willingness to make adjustments according to the requirements of CONAF. We are very satisfied with the work. ”

Javier Cano Martín, Professional Unit for Climate Change and Environmental Services, CONAF (National Forestry Corporation), Chile

“A heartfelt thank you to all the Aether team for this very comprehensive review – this is certainly turning out to be one of the most beneficial capacity building projects I have ever been involved in.”

Saviour Vassallo, Senior Environment Protection Officer, Malta Resources Authority

“It has been a pleasure to work with Chris Dore and Richard Claxton from Aether: they did their job in a very professional and timely manner. The workshop was organized and carried out in a cooperative spirit; the information provided to the workshop participants was complete and clear.”

Alina Novikova, UN/ECE Secretariat

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