The British Hydropower Association, is a non-governmental trade membership organisation dedicated to representing the interests of the UK hydropower community.
The association believes that hydropower, or water power, is one of the most reliable, predictable and least environmentally intrusive of all the renewable energy technologies. They strive to ensure that the full potential and associated economic and community benefits are fully realised.
Membership of the British Hydropower Association is open to all types of businesses, generators, commercial organisations, academia, charities, community groups anyone involved in, or with an interest in hydropower. The current membership is diverse, covering all sizes and types of hydropower from pico to pumped storage.
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- The BHA submission to HM Treasury Business Rates Review – Call for Evidence 2020 29 October 2020The post The BHA submission to HM Treasury Business Rates Review – Call for Evidence 2020 appeared first on British Hydro Association.
- Weekly Currency Briefing 22 October 2020The post Weekly Currency Briefing appeared first on British Hydro Association.
- £20Bn Question: will we go with the nuclear option? £20Bn Answer: go with the tide. 6 October 2020The Times from Henry Dixon as Chairman of the Tidal Range Alliance Dear Editor, In today’s edition, Emily Gosden asked the “£20Bn question – will we go for the nuclear option?” The alarming news from both Greenland and the Antarctic underlines how essential is it to meet, or exceed, our net-zero emissions goal and help... […]
- Financing Renewables – In Pursuit of Net-Zero 1 October 2020Financing Renewables – In Pursuit of Net-Zero – Read More The post Financing Renewables – In Pursuit of Net-Zero appeared first on British Hydro Association.
- Marine Energy Call for Evidence – Tidal Range Alliance response 1 October 2020The post Marine Energy Call for Evidence – Tidal Range Alliance response appeared first on British Hydro Association.
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) was established in 1921. Since then it has been engaged in world leading research into virtually every aspect of the built environment.
Originally established as the Building Research Station (BRS), it was tasked by the then government to develop improved building methods and materials to produce the high quality homes desperately needed across the UK. Some of the earliest successes of the BRS were studies into the behaviour of reinforced concrete in floors and the development of the British Standard for bricks.
Over the years this work continued, expanded and developed. Research was undertaken into fire safety and also into the effect of climate variations across the UK. Like most similar government departments it became an Executive Agency in the early 1990’s before being privatised in 1997.
Today the Building Research Establishment, BRE, exists for the public benefit. The profits from BRE Group businesses are gift-aided to the BRE Trust, who in turn invest in research projects for the public benefit, carried out by the BRE Group, other research partners and by a number of Universities across the UK where the Trust funds PhD studentships. More details are available on the BRE Trust Website.
Further information about the BRE Group of businesses can be found at www.bregroup.com.
- Mal Sivapunniyan, Executive Director, Risk and Audit at dentsu group Inc, joins BRE Group’s Board of Non-Executive Directors 26 October 2020BRE is pleased to welcome Mal Sivapunniyan as one of its Non-Executive Directors on BRE Group’s Board. Mal is Executive Director of Risk and Audit at dentsu group Inc and Director of Risk and Audit at dentsu international. With considerable experience in advising and transforming organisational approaches to risk management and assurance, Mal is responsible […]
- Dr Julie Bregulla, BRE’s Technical Director, elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering 22 September 2020The post Dr Julie Bregulla, BRE’s Technical Director, elected as Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering appeared first on BRE Group .
- BRE proud to have played major role in new English Housing Survey 2018-19 reports 11 August 2020BRE is proud to have played a major role in the development of the new English Housing Survey 2018-2019 reports. The English Housing Survey is a continuous national survey commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). It collects information about people’s housing circumstances and the condition and energy efficiency of housing […]
- BRE China celebrates two major milestones 29 July 2020BRE China has achieved two major building sustainability milestones in collaboration with the Chinese authorities. These include the successful completion of a crosswalk between BREEAM and Three Star, the Chinese assessment standard for green buildings, and an agreement with the Chinese Academy of Building Research (CABR) to collaborate on the research and application of green […]