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Report shows the impact of heatwaves on UK water industry

Report shows the impact of heatwaves on UK water industry
This summer has presented the UK with the hottest and driest summer since 1976, a year well remembered for melting tarmac and long, hot summer’s days. So as we head into a record day for temperatures the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has looked at the impact of heatwaves and flooding on the UK’s water industry and released a report.
25th July 2019

The UK needs new Clean Air Act to prevent illness and deaths

The UK needs new Clean Air Act to prevent illness and deaths
According to a new report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the UK needs to create a modern Clean Air Act, equivalent to the one produced in the 1950s in response to London’s Great Smog, in order reduce harmful emissions across the UK. With air pollution responsible for one in ten of all deaths globally, the report calls for urgent action to tackle the damage to health which these emissions can cause. Health problems range from slowing the proper development of children’s lungs through to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases among the elderly.
23rd January 2018

Public backs carbon capture coal power stations

Public backs carbon capture coal power stations
According to a new survey by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a large proportion (50%) of the public would back the construction of new coal and gas fired power stations if there was an ability to capture and store any emissions produced. The survey, which looks at public views on UK electricity generation, found that the public also seem to prioritise security of supply and climate change over price.
4th October 2017


Loughborough University wins UAS Challenge 2016

Loughborough University wins UAS Challenge 2016
  Engineering students from Loughborough have beaten other undergraduate teams to be crowned overall winners of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Challenge.
8th July 2016

Engineers respond to Smart Energy report

Dr Jenifer Baxter, Head of Energy and Environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said in response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s report on Smart Energy: “This report makes some welcome recommendations, for example highlighting the importance of electricity storage and associated regulations, however recommendations that mean the UK to has to rely more on electricity imports from other countries brings a number of risks."
7th March 2016


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