Paul Hatchwell: March saw the UK drive deeper into a policy interregnum ahead of Brexit as prime minister May’s hovering thumb finally pressed down on the Article 50 button.
Air quality is an enduring problem for the UK, with few areas complying with two EU legal standards that should have been met by 2010.
Biomethane could play a significant role in decarbonising heat and transport in the UK but it faces policy uncertainty and competing priorities for its use. Paul Hatchwell investigates
The climate and air functions of the US Environmental Protection Agency are under threat, which could undermine domestic action in these areas
The Environment Agency Pension Fund was the first in the world to evaluate the climate change vulnerabilities in its portfolio. James Parsons investigates the challenges and opportunities in joining the divestment movement
John Woodruff, principal consultant, resource efficiency and waste management, Ricardo Energy & Environment shares his career insights
ENDS lists upcoming EU compliance deadlines which will fall within the Brexit negotiation period or after the UK’s projected departure in 2019
Lawyer Julie Vaughan examines the effect of Brexit on infraction proceedings and the need for a replacement mechanism to enforce EU-derived obligations
ENDS explains the European Commission's infringement procedure and sets out a list of currently open EU infringement proceedings against the UK on environmental matters
Simon Ward, head of environment and cleantech at communications agency Prova PR, shares his insights into the sector
Bioenergy is increasingly dominating the UK’s renewable energy output in electricity, heat and transport, with implications for UK and international land use
Richard Macrory: A recent High Court case involving a council’s decision to relocate a school shows that failure to consider an alternative solution can prove fatal to planning decisions
Keith Patterson: Energy is likely to form part of the UK government’s ambition for the “freest possible trade” with Europe, but the choices are broad and time is running out for the industry to influence them
Kevin Fothergill: To meet the UK’s CO2 reduction targets, we need to spring some of the newer and most promising technologies from the pre-commercial trap
Rupert Read and Samuel Webb: The precautionary principle remains the greatest safeguard against reckless decision making that ignores risks to humanity, but we will need to fight for it in a post-Brexit world
Isabella Kaminski: With the UK arguing over the substance of the EU Withdrawal Bill and waiting to examine the fine details of the Great Repeal Bill, the process of legislating is higher than usual on the public agenda.
Richard Macrory: An attempt to bring a judicial review of the government’s proposal for increasing airport capacity has been stalled by a clause limiting when such action can be launched
Martin Griffiths: There is a steady decline in the number of professionals with much-needed environmental regulatory capability and skills but these are essential for effective industry regulation
Kenny Coventry: Psychological science can help understand public and political disengagement with climate science findings in a ‘post-truth’ world and help scientists reach their target audience
Who doesn’t want to save money while helping the environment? Richard Hurford, consultant at Schneider Electric, tells Paul Hatchwell why he sees a positive future for energy and sustainability consultancy
Myles McCarthy: As the UK’s exit from the EU draws closer, the weaker pound and new tariffs could make energy, as well as measures to use it more efficiently, increasingly expensive. The time to act is now
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