News 2013

Chris Dore was interviewed by local TV and radio regarding the closure of Didcot A power station. The coal fired station opted out of the Large Combustion Plant Directive, and as a result was given an allocation of 20,000 operating hours from 2008 onwards.

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Aether have been asked to complete an air quality assessment for a proposed development of an energy centre that will run on biomass and use oil as a back up. The project will use the dispersion model AERMOD to assess the resulting ground level nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter concentrations.

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Black carbon inventory

28 March 2013

On 21st March, Richard Claxton attended the CITEPA annual conference in Paris. The focus of this year’s conference was the topic of black carbon emissions.

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Aether has been commissioned to undertake an air quality assessment for a proposed conversion of a 5 storey office block to residential apartments in Waltham Cross. The site lies close to a busy road junction and therefore it is important that the residents' exposure to air quality is assessed.

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Project win: AQA Newham

05 February 2013

Aether have been asked to complete an air quality assessment using dispersion modelling for a proposed development of 12 flats on Watford Road in the London Borough of Newham.

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Barbados workshop

31 January 2013

Justin, Chris and Melanie recently returned from Barbados where they gave a 2 day capacity building and technical training workshop on greenhouse gas inventories. This followed on from Aether compiling the 2010 GHG emissions inventory for Barbados, which will form part of their Second National Communication Report.

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Ireland inventory support

23 January 2013

Emma Salisbury and Richard Claxton supported the Irish Environmental Protection Agency with the preparation and submission of Ireland's National Emissions Inventory of Greenhouse Gases under the EU Monitoring Mechanism

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Aether's Environmental Management System (EMS) has been certified by the South East Business Carbon Hub (SEBCH) to Silver Level of the STEM Scheme.

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Robert Vaughan, Defra Air Quality Team

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