Dutch consultancy wins £27,000 Scot-Govt zero-waste sustainability contract

Triple E logoA Dutch consultancy – which recently advised the Dutch Government to allow for exploratory drilling for shale oil in the Netherlands(*) – has won a major Scottish Government contract.

The Rotterdam-based Triple E  (Energy, Environment and Economics) Consultancy was one of eight bidders for the £27,000 public sector contract from the government’s Environment and Forestry Directorate to improve Scotland’s environmental sustainability, energy-efficiency and reduce wastes

When asked if any Scottish and/or UK-based contractors submitted a bid for the contract, a spokesman for the Scottish Government said it had no further information; nor did it have any details of the pedigree and track-record of Triple-E.

The contract preamble itself said: “Within the context of Scotland’s Government Economic Strategy, Scotland is looking into policy levers that could stimulate a more circular economy. Currently, the focus has been on waste and environmental policies which promote the waste hierarchy through for example landfill taxes and recycling.

“Therefore, the main aim of the study is to examine the role of fiscal instruments in maximising the duration for which materials remain or flow through the Scottish economy in their highest value form, i.e. support a shift toward a circular economy”.

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