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  • Peter Prior, executive chairman, Andigestion

    DECC needs to step back and focus on the big picture

    Peter Prior: Financial support for renewable energy should be about meeting emissions targets, not promoting technology flavours of the moment over more suitable, cheaper alternatives

  • Paul Whaley argues that techniques from medical research can benefit chemicals risk assessment

    Getting straight answers to tricky questions

    Borrowing a technique used in medical science can offer definitive conclusions on chemical toxicity, says environmental scientist Paul Whaley

  • Richard Macrory, professor of environmental law, University College London

    EU water law and major public interest developments

    Richard Macrory: The European Water Framework Directive leaves room for member states to decide whether deterioration of water status is justifiable in individual cases

  • Mark Gough, executive director, Natural Capital Coalition

    Business survival depends on natural capital

    Mark Gough: A natural capital protocol will allow organisations to systematically integrate their relationships with nature into their strategy and operations as resources become scarcer

  • Isabella Kaminski, deputy editor, ENDS Report

    Greening the debate

    Isabella Kaminski: It will not be a surprise to ENDS Report readers that the environmental profession is staunchly pro-EU

  • Jane Burston, head of climate and environment, National Physical Laboratory

    Improving monitoring in the shale gas industry

    Jane Burston: A methane leak on an unprecedented scale in the US highlights the need to accelerate better regulation and monitoring technologies in the UK

  • Richard Macrory, professor of environmental law, University College London

    Maintaining highways versus tree preservation

    A council’s duty to maintain highways gives it the right to fell trees and takes priority over an obligation to preserve them, a court has ruled. The case has a number of wider implications

  • Kevin McKinley, acting secretary general, ISO

    Global collaboration the key to tackling climate change

    Kevin McKinley: Now that the world seems finally willing to act on climate change, a number of international standards are being developed to help organisations reach their goals

  • Paul Hatchwell, climate and energy editor, ENDS Report

    A complex goodbye

    Paul Hatchwell: In the dying days of March, a reprieve for the huge Fiddler’s Ferry power station in Cheshire provided some relief for a government facing an unexpectedly fast closure of fossil fuel baseload capacity. But the reprieve is only short term

  • Murray Sayce

    Insider insight: Murray Sayce

    Murray Sayce was appointed UK head of sustainability at consultancy Ramboll Environ on 4 March

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