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Posted by: Hannah Maben - BSc (Hons) MIEEM on 07/12/2010

Ecosulis attended the above seminar on 3 December 2010, which is the first of many proposed by the University of Exeter’s ‘Big Dilemmas’ project. There was a strong opinion from some panelists and members of the audience that as well as promoting and supporting renewable energy schemes to increase the percentage of renewables in the energy mix, it is critical that action is taken now to reduce carbon emissions/energy consumption within the home, workplace and from the products and materials we use.

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Categories: Ecological Contracting
Tags: biodiversity | Energy Sector | Environmental Impact Assessment | Exeter University | Global Warming | Renewables

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Posted by: Sara King BSc (Hons) on 06/12/2010

There are six species of reptile native to the UK; adders, slow worms, grass snakes, smooth snakes, sand lizards and common lizards. This Blog summarises planning considerations (legal and policy) where suitable reptile habitat is present on a development site.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: reptile habtiat management | reptile mitigation | reptile relocation | reptile survey

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Posted by: Michael Williams - AIEEM BSc (Hons) on 01/12/2010

Our Entomologist Mike Williams relays some of his experience dealing with the horror (!) of alien species and considers "would a giant spider or a ladybird be a bigger threat to Britain's wildlife?"

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Tags: alien species | entomology | invasive species

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Posted by: James Tristram BSc (Hons) on 01/12/2010

Impacts on wildlife through the installation of solar panels is unlikely to have significant impacts on wildlife, but may require careful consideration to ensure they do not cause obstruction or disturbance. The Ecosulis team are happy to lend advice on what surveys are required to ensure that any solar installations fall within current wildlife legislation, as well as offering ideas of how best to accommodate birds and bats within the built environment.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Bats | birds | solar photovoltaic | Solar PV

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Posted by: Michael Williams - AIEEM BSc (Hons) on 01/12/2010

Ecosulis undertakes a range of specialist invertebrate surveys across the UK. On sites of invertebrate interest, good mitigation and conservation schemes depend on the reliable identification of invertebrate species. Once the identifications are complete, Ecosulis is able to put together site-specific recommendations, tailored to the species found and species that may eventually colonise the site. Here is a detailed account of surveys undertaken by Ecosulis of a brownfield site in Wales.

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Categories: Ecological Consulting
Tags: Invertebrate survey | Red Data Book | UK BAP | Wales

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Posted by: Cain Blythe - CEnv MIEMA MIEEM MSc BSc (Hons) on 29/11/2010

Read this blog to discover how Ecosulis's countryside management and landscaping services can help you to minimise your ecological risks and maximise benefits.

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Categories: Habitat Creation
Tags: Fencing | Tree Planting | vegetation clearance

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Posted by: Alan Feest & Cain Blythe on 26/11/2010

During the International Year of Biodiversity one of the key issues that scientists, politicians and decision makers have struggled with is how to effectively monitor, measure and interpret changes in biodiversity, particularly where susceptible, relict and less accessible environments are concerned. This blog introduces Ecosulis’s approach to measuring biodiversity.

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Categories: Biodiversity Research
Tags: Biodiversity Indicators | Ecosystem Services | Measuring Biodiversity

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Posted by: Rod Ellison on 25/11/2010

Ecosulis EIA has sucessful grown and diversified project work load during the last six months. They are currently very excited to be involved in supporting the development of local PV arrays.

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Categories: Ecological Contracting
Tags: CCGTs | Due diligence | Solar PV

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Posted by: Rod Ellison on 25/11/2010

Ecosulis was recently appointed to manage hydrogeological and ETSU noise assesment for a six turbine development. Our method for the ETSU assessment was informed by our extensive research into what constitutes a robust assessment. We are confident that the approach adopted will significant reduce consenting risk.

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Tags: ETSU | flood risk assessment | noise | wind sheer

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Posted by: Rod Ellison on 25/11/2010

Ecosulis EIA and Planning team has assisted Capita Symonds/Wales and West Utilities in obtaining consent from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for a pipeline diversion in Fishguard, Wales. From being appointed Ecosulis obtained the determination from DECC in only eight weeks.

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Categories: Ecological Contracting
Tags: Determination | Pipeline | Public Gas Transporter

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