ENDS Report Issue 326, March 2002

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  • Nuclear lobby regroups

    British Energy is urging the Government to back its plans to build up to ten new nuclear power stations - despite doubts raised in the recent energy review over cost estimates

  • Food and drink challenge

    Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett has challenged the food and drink industry to come up with a sustainability strategy

  • More contaminated sites

    Our latest update on implementation of the contaminated land regime identifies the 33 sites that council have so far determined

  • Trading in renewables

    An initial shortfall in renewables capacity is likely to drive up the price of ROC certificates under the new renewables obligation

Waste management

  • PRN market jitters

    Wastepack, the packaging compliance scheme, is seeking alternatives to the use of packaging waste recovery notes (PRNs) to demonstrate regulatory compliance


  • Insurance market takes off

    Environmental insurance appears at least to have established a serious presence in the London market, with specialist insurers now boasting of a doubling of sales year on year



  • Lords on chemicals

    The European Commission has been urged by a Lords committee to temper ambition with realism in the new EU chemicals strategy

UK policy


  • RCEP on planning

    The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution has taken issue with many of the Government's proposals for planing reform in its new report on environmental planning

  • Emissions trading goes live

    The UK's emissions trading scheme is now up and running - but there are serious concerns over its environmental credibility

  • Oil industry's cuttings legacy

    The UK offshore oil industry has come up with options costing billions of pounds to deal with the millions of tonnes of drill cuttings beneath North Sea platforms

  • Questions over Dupont and Rhodia

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