ENDS takes a look at the complexities of exiting from a four-decade long political and legal relationship, and examines what this means for the future of environmental regulation in the UK
The UK’s low-carbon transition depends in large part on growth in renewable energy, yet progress towards 2020 targets under the EU Renewable Energy Directive remains uneven
Diesel fuels our economy, but its malign influence on air quality, contribution to climate change and the inevitable drying up of oil wells means this cannot last forever. Gareth Simkins investigates the alternatives
Waste fires continue to blight the industry. But with the regulator rejecting more than half of fire prevention plans so far, who is at fault and what steps can waste companies take to gain approvals? Conor McGlone reports
The Environment Agency's guidance on fire prevention plans sets out measures that waste companies can put in place to ensure their plans are approved, but it allows some alternative measures to be used
Scotland’s environmental regulator was created at the same time as its southern counterpart but has taken its own path. Isabella Kaminski looks at SEPA’s unique challenges and talks to its current and former chief executives
Massive business opportunities in low-carbon energy and wider sustainable development are expected once the Paris Agreement rule book is agreed
Despite evidence of increasing awareness and action, non-compliance issues have made it a slow year for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. Paul Hatchwell talks to Keith Brierley, senior environment and business adviser for the Environment Agency
The energy efficiency of homes in England and Wales is improving, shows the latest data on energy performance certificates (EPCs).
More than 21,000 closed landfill sites are strewn across England and Wales, with little known about the scale of their impacts on the environment. Rachel Salvidge digs deep to unearth an unwanted legacy
Paul Hatchwell: What matters now for business is how quickly the recent paradigm shift in thinking on the need to tackle climate change translates into practical climate policy
Peter Skinner, chief executive of Environment & Ground Engineering at consultancy AECOM, shares his career insights
Silke Goldberg: Going it alone on energy would mean the UK loses out on market coupling and interconnection while still being restricted on state aid. It will slow down EU reforms too
Richard Macrory: Canada and the EU have struck a deal that tries to enshrine environmental protection within the terms of trade. Any future UK-EU relationship should aim to be at least as ambitious
Paul Hatchwell: Welcome to the 500th issue of the ENDS Report. Over the past 38 years the quality of much of the UK’s environment, and the policies governing it, have improved almost beyond recognition.
Peter Zaman and Nicholas Rock: The knock-on effects of Brexit for emissions trading in Europe will be numerous, for EU states as well as the UK. The timing of departure and the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be key
Matthew Bell: There is no guarantee that invention will lead to rapid diffusion of low-carbon technology. We need policies that cultivate existing technology alongside innovation to keep moving forward
Stephen Shergold: The UK can combine the legacy of the more successful EU legislation with its own experience to create sustainable businesses models that can be exported across the globe
Andy Wakefield, principal arboricultural consultant at consultancy AECOM, shares some career insights
Richard Macrory: Definitions of damage within the Environmental Liability Directive have been examined in an important judgment about a protected Welsh lake
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