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UTILITY WEEK | 19TH - 25TH JUNE 2015 | 5 Yorkshire Water and contractor Morrison Utility Services (MUS) have planned out the route of a new £4.8 million pipeline using information collected by drones. MUS trialled drones, owned by Remote Aerial Surveys, to investigate the route of the new 20km clean water pipeline, which includes four crossings of the River Swale and 13 crossings of other watercourses. "You have to bear in mind that if you say 'we are the voice of the industry', generally that means you shout and you don't listen" Water UK chair Pamela Taylor on the role of the trade association, p8 The UK held on to its rank of eighth in EY's quarterly Renewable Country Attractiveness Index despite "less than favourable conditions" because of policy uncertainty. EY said "a surprising election outcome in the UK has unsettled the renewables sector yet represents a win- dow of opportunity for policymakers". China and the USA remained top of the rankings, and India overtook Japan to grab fourth place as a result of the Japanese government "moving the goalposts" by setting an "insufficient" 2030 emissions target and backing nuclear power. Morocco jumped up two places and into the top 25 aer reaching financial close on the second phase of its Ouar- zazate solar power station project. UK retains place in EY index of attractive countries for renewables 105 the DNO emergency telephone number from April 2016, see p13 Utilities leaders on Queen's birthday honours list Utilities leaders make up nine of the names featured on this year's Queen's birthday honours list. Former Committee on Climate Change chief executive, David Ken- nedy, who left the organisation last year, has been awarded a CBE for services to the environment. Waterwise managing director and chair of the water resilience task force, Jacob Tompkins, has been awarded an OBE for services to water efficiency. David Warrilow, the Department of Energy and Climate Change's deputy director of science and innovation and head of science, was awarded an OBE for services to sci- ence. His colleague Taryn Khanam was named a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire for services to diversity in government and the Bengali community in east London. Oil and Gas Authority senior geoscientist Antoinette Harvey received an OBE for services to energy development. OBE's were also awarded to Energy Saving Trust director Scot- land and Scottish Power Founda- tion chair Michael Thornton for services to economic growth and the environment, and to former Centrica and British Gas director Andrew Bacon for services to busi- ness and the economy. An OBE for services to renewa- ble energy, particularly in Northern Ireland, was awarded to B9 Energy Group director David Surplus, while Clare Lukehurst received an OBE for services to the anaerobic digestion industry. Key index movements () previous ranking India Japan SA Turkey Sweden Mexico Morocco Poland Romania Egypt 4 (5) 5 (4) 13 (15) 17 (18) 19 (20) 20 (22) 25 (27) 26 (28) 34 (35) 37 (39) Empowering the Mediterranean Storage: a new frontier or just another energy asset? Quarterly developments India cashes in Morocco completes South Africa ramps up Australia agrees… for now France backtracks Japan moves the goalposts Where's "hot": …and "not"? Source: EY

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