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    Government challenged to provide Brexit business certainty

    A strong case is being made to policymakers for continuing ambition on the environment after EU withdrawal, reports Isabella Kaminski, but will they listen?

  • The decision to delay the consultation is thought to have come from Downing Street. Photograph: Robert Sharp CC BY-SA 2.0

    DEFRA misses clean air zone consultation deadline

    The government has asked the High Court for more time to publish its draft air quality plan, due ostensibly to pre-election purdah

  • Standard reporting frameworks in the NHS means the CRC may have added unnecessary bureaucracy for no added value. Photograph: Lankowsky/Alamy Stock Photo

    Legacies and lessons of the beleaguered CRC

    A controversial scheme that started out as a major government initiative to improve organisations’ energy efficiency but has been beset by constant change, will dwindle to a halt in 2019. Paul Hatchwell looks at its successes, failures and the lessons that can be learned

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    Infographic: The CRC’s fading role in energy efficiency

    Participants in the CRC have continued to reduce their emissions, but how much can be attributed to the energy efficiency scheme, which is has been beset by ongoing change, is difficult to gauge

  • The programme will assess feasibility of large-scale deployment of technologies such as biomass emergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). Photograph: Andrei Merkulov/123RF

    Research programme to investigate carbon removal

    The capture and storage of carbon from biomass and the use of steel slag to trap emissions are among the potentially game-changing negative emissions technologies to receive funding

  • Charles Hendry at the launch of his report on tidal lagoons. Photograph: Tidal Lagoon Power

    Rethinking tidal lagoon energy

    As the marine energy sector waits for the government’s position on the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon, James Parsons speaks with Charles Hendry, author of the independent report advocating its development

  • Rachel Salvidge, features editor, ENDS Report

    Bonfire of the strategies

    Plan after strategy after bill has been lofted into the fire, fuelled by Brexit and fanned by Theresa May’s snap election

  • Improved battery technology is key to securing greater adoption of batter-powered cars, such as this cut-away Nissan Leaf. Photograph: Tennen-Gas CC BY-SA 3.0

    Battery research gets £246m government boost

    The industrial strategy challenge fund will support research into electric vehicles, driverless cars and advanced materials

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