ENDS Report Weekly, 10 June 2010

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Top Stories

From ENDS Report Blogs

Shockwaves from Deepwater Horizon
The catastrophe is harming all around it. One casualty could be American legislation to limit carbon emissions, without which a global climate agreement becomes much less likely.

New government, same waste policy
Pickles' abandonment of variable waste charging simply sticks the knife into a policy that was already dead, writes Alex Marshall.

Britain risks going back to the future on energy capacity
The need for greater energy efficiency is being lost amid the debate on building new capacity to avoid an energy crunch - it's the 1970s all over again.

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Recycling & Waste Management

14 – 16 September 2020, NEC, Birmingham, UK

The Recycling and Waste Management exhibition (RWM) is the UK’s longest running, best attended and biggest event for the recycling and waste management sector. It has about 10,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors annually. RWM is free to enter and you can pre-register online.

Analysis

  • Analysis

    Unilever's green target: long on ambition but short on details

    Unilever has admitted that it doesn't know how it will meet an ambitious target to reduce its environmental impacts, including those of its suppliers and customers, while doubling turnover. This may explain why the company is finding it so difficult to talk openly about what has the potential to be a ground-breaking initiative.
  • Analysis

    Parliament’s first green debate leaves all to play for

    The new House of Commons’ first debate on environment and energy raised concerns about the Lib Dem-Conservative coalition’s programme. It featured the maiden speech of Caroline Lucas, the UK’s first Green MP.
  • Analysis

    CRC registration slow to take off

    Just 13% of organisations expected to be caught by a government scheme to improve energy efficiency have registered with 120 days left before the deadline.
  • Analysis

    GM cotton kills off one pest only to face another

    Farmers in China are finding that bollworm-resistant Bt cotton is not a panacea for their pest problems.

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2010 Low Carbon Champions Awards

The LowCVP is seeking nominations for the 2010 Low Carbon Champions Awards which will recognise companies, organisations and individuals who have contributed most in the drive to low carbon transport in the UK.  The awards will be presented at a prestigious event to be held at Twickenham Stadium on Wednesday July 14, alongside the LowCVP’s Annual Conference.

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Developing UK Biogas 2010

Building an AD infrastructure for waste, energy, heat and fuel

Thursday 24th – Friday 25th June 2010, Stoneleigh Park Conference Centre, Coventry, Warwickshire

Key speakers analyse policy, strategy, support mechanisms, financing, technology advances, waste collection, digestate management and feedstock variables for the development of a sustainable UK biogas industry. Experts assess the options for the optimum end use of biogas, and explore examples of successful projects and debate the best way forward. See programme, email events@markallengroup.co.uk or call 01722 717031.