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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“The team at Aether works very professionally and communicates very well which makes working with them a pleasure. Outputs are delivered on time to high quality. The team brings the rigour of technical knowledge and expertise and finds innovative ways of communicating complex messages. I would be happy to recommend the Aether team to organisations working on analysing and presenting emissions information in the public domain.”

Fiona Glover, States of Jersey

“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

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“Aether delivered training workshops and generated learning materials for our SSN members, providing technical content in a manageable and comprehendible format. We particularly benefitted from their extensive knowledge and ability to interpret the needs of our members into the training materials.”

Jennifer Anderson, Sustainable Scotland Network

“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

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“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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