Industry News

DH:  The country’s biggest supermarkets, food manufacturers, caterers & food outlets are joining forces to help cut 5bn calories from the nation’s daily diet, the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley announced last week 

More than three-quarters of the retail market has joined the fight against obesity and are leading the way in signing up to the Responsibility Deal’s calorie reduction pledge.

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DECC:  Energy Minister Charles Hendry has given BP consent to drill the deepwater North Uist well, northwest of the Shetland Islands .  In accordance with DECC standard guidance, as part of the assessment process BP provided detailed confirmation that they have taken into account the findings & recommendations of the various Macondo investigation reports.

The UK Government took rapid action following the Gulf of Mexico tragedy, doubling offshore drilling rig environmental inspections and strengthening the requirements for Oil Pollution Emergency Plans.

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DECC:  Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa recently gave a vote of confidence to the offshore wind industry by announcing their plans to build a major manufacturing facility in Leith which will produce the giant wind turbines that are set to be built around the British coast.

Gamesa, a global maker of wind turbines based in , has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Forth Ports, Leith, and the two will now work together in preparation for a longer term agreement.

Press release & links ~ WWF comment 

GPS:  The Government Procurement Service in partnership with the Department for Education has launched a new framework for the provision of Information Management & Learning Services for Schools, Local Authorities and a broad range of educational stakeholders.

The framework offers real transparency on costs, pricing for individual solution components where possible, indicative pricing for support requirements & training needs which will allow organisations to benchmark and be more informed purchasers.

Press release & links

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