As the EfW controversy rumbles on, those on either side of the argument have drawn almost opposite conclusions
Assessing corporate risks and opportunities from carbon pricing should be easier following launch of a new tool by Trucost
Lithium-rich brine is set to be mined from deep hot springs flowing through Cornish granite to help supply strategic materials used in electric vehicle and storage batteries
Restrictions and liability cover requirements for low-level nuclear waste disposal and for transport of nuclear materials are to be eased
SEPA is looking at plans to ensure persistent poor performers are pay more in fees, reflecting the additional effort needed to regulate them
Bristol City Council is mulling a clean air zone for much of the city, which could force drivers of older private cars to pay for entry
The mayor of London has published an ambitious environment strategy for consultation, although it rows back from setting up an energy supply company
The UK’s first battery recycling facility will reduce the environmental impacts associated with exporting electrical waste while cutting producers’ costs
The first ponds are being dug and new woodland planted in Warwickshire in an effort to mitigate the railway’s impact on habitats
Prosecutions against polluting businesses regulated by local councils brought in over £200,000 in fines and costs in 2015/16, while inspection rates and income continued to fall
Fine particulate matter from biomass burning could have increased by a third since 1990, according to government advisers
The paper sector has told ministers that local authorities and waste management companies must act to ensure standards are met for the export of recyclables
Brexit has prompted a major recruitment drive at DEFRA, aimed at filling holes created by years of swingeing staff cuts
‘Deliberate manipulation’ of nitrogen dioxide monitoring data had no effect on planning decisions, says Cheshire East Council
The worst performing water company for pollution incidents, South West Water, has been ordered to pay more than £142,000 for polluting streams in Devon and Cornwall.
It is generally accepted that most of the UK’s waste is generated by businesses but there is neither a recycling target in place for C&I waste nor robust data to measure the scale of the problem. Conor McGlone investigates
Rufus Howard: Web-based environmental statements are on the way. Such a format can help users navigate these increasingly data-heavy documents through more interactive, user-friendly engagement
Louise Kingham: Brexit uncertainty is scaring off investors, and with the UK set to lose £2.5bn in European Investment Bank loans and EU funds, we need long-term policy to boost confidence
An external investigator appointed by Cheshire East Council found systematic and deliberate manipulation of air quality data over a three-year period.
Philip Fjeld, chief executive of major biomethane supplier CNG Fuels, shares his career insights
Petrol, diesel and hybrid car sales will be banned from 2040 but the burden of tackling air pollution has been passed to local authorities under the new air quality plan
Richard Macrory: A judge has delivered guidance on the interpretation of housing policy in the National Planning Policy Framework that will be helpful to planners, developers and other stakeholders
Solar PV deployment continued its ascent last year, but are the technology’s prospects starting to dim?
EIA regulations, Brexit, resilience, species licensing and persistent pollutants were among the issues raised at this year’s ENDS environmental consultancy roundtable
Michael Phelan: Up to half of demand-side-response services companies are likely to disappear over the next two years, favouring those with more experience and the technical expertise to act quickly
Technical and organisational standards permeate many areas of business life but are often invisible or misunderstood. Isabella Kaminski explores how they dovetail with environmental regulation and asks whether the system could be improved
Big infrastructure, Brexit and changes to regulations were some of the hot topics at this year’s ENDS Report roundtable of environmental consultants
ENDS inaugural Environmental Impact Awards recognised the achievements of 11 winners and several highly commended projects and teams
A guide for environmental professionals on key issues in UK environmental law and compliance during the Brexit negotiations, highlighting four ways in which the legal relationship between UK and EU law could begin to loosen even before the final date of departure.
The EU has a big influence in British environmental policy and standards, making environmental professionals relatively well informed about its workings. Does the UK environmental profession respect the EU and want Britain to remain, or has familiarity bred contempt? In association with Society for the Environment ENDS surveyed the profession to find out.
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