• Hugh Jones, managing director of advisory, The Carbon Trust

    Why are corporates getting scientific over climate?

    Hugh Jones: Some large companies are deciding to set science-based targets on climate change and are even looking at what might be needed to achieve the 1.5°C ambition. What’s in it for them?

  • Dr Peter Bonfield, chairman, Property Flood Resilience Action Plan

    Preparation is everything when talking flood resilience

    Peter Bonfield: As floods become more common, a DEFRA-appointed team is working on measures to encourage householders and businesses to make their properties more resilient to flooding

  • Matthew Rivers, director of corporate affairs, Drax Group

    Biomass regulation needs right touch, not light touch

    Matthew Rivers: New regulations covering sustainable generation from biomass under the Renewable Energy Directive provide long overdue clarity for the sector, but in some areas the technology faces tighter regulation than fossil fuels

  • Tom Butterworth is associate director in the ecology team at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

    Insider insight: Tom Butterworth FREE

    Tom Butterworth, associate director in the ecology team at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, shares some of his career insights

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

    EU law allows flexibility in charging for water services

    Richard Macrory: A recent court case confirmed that member states have a fair amount of flexibility in setting water tariffs to encourage efficient use of resources while recovering costs for services

  • Mark Barrett, professor of energy and environmental systems modelling, UCL Energy Institute

    Developing the best models to guide energy policy

    Mark Barrett: Modelling energy systems is a complex process, with the potential for bias and the added difficulty of predicting future behaviour, but it is vital for formulating good energy policy

  • Paul Hatchwell, climate and energy editor, ENDS Report

    Back to the future too

    Paul Hatchwell: Shaping up to be the most critical year yet for the environment sector, 2017 will see two global megatrends collide

  • Jim Skea, professor of sustainable energy, Imperial College London

    A new opportunity for a low-carbon energy system

    Jim Skea: Despite initial scepticism, the government’s decision to merge the energy and business departments could help bring the policy stability and joint approach needed to drive change

  • John Newton

    Career Advice: John Newton FREE

    After stepping down as managing director of the Ecology Consultancy after 17 years, its founder John Newton shares some career advice

  • Chris Sherrington, principal consultant, Eunomia Research & Consulting

    Targets are not the way to tackle marine plastics

    Chris Sherrington: Applying the best available measures to do all we can to reduce marine plastics is a far better way to deal with litter that is swept from land to sea and across national borders

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