Isabella Kaminski: We went to press as the UK began formal negotiations on leaving the EU. It is an important moment for the UK politically, but an absolutely crucial one for its environment
Solar PV deployment continued its ascent last year, but are the technology’s prospects starting to dim?
EIA regulations, Brexit, resilience, species licensing and persistent pollutants were among the issues raised at this year’s ENDS environmental consultancy roundtable
Dr Anne-Marie Warris, director of consultancy Ecoreflect and current chair of the International Organization for Standardization technical sub-committee responsible for environmental management systems standards, shares her insights
ENDS asked key green groups which actions Michael Gove should prioritise during his time at DEFRA and concludes that the new environment secretary has his work cut out
Technical and organisational standards permeate many areas of business life but are often invisible or misunderstood. Isabella Kaminski explores how they dovetail with environmental regulation and asks whether the system could be improved
The Conservative Party’s loss of a majority diminishes the threat of crashing out of the EU without green strings attached, say commentators
Frazer Mackay, managing director for energy and industry at consultancy WSP, shares some career insights
Switching road transport from oil to battery power will be better for the environment in many ways, but it is does not come without downsides. Gareth Simkins takes a closer look at electric vehicles
Cat Hirst, director of learning and innovation at the UK Green Building Council, shares her career insights
EIA Directive 2014: Changes to environmental impact assessment regulations in the UK that came into force on 16 May
Michael Phelan: Up to half of demand-side-response services companies are likely to disappear over the next two years, favouring those with more experience and the technical expertise to act quickly
Trewin Restorick: Despite a need for leadership, the government’s long-awaited litter strategy offers nothing new and dodges growing calls for charges on disposable plastic items
Despite already being a recycling trailblazer, Wales is consulting on a further increase to its recycling target, providing a lesson in waste management that can be learned across the rest of the UK.
Richard Macrory: A recent Court of Appeal decision reaffirmed the statutory immunity for noise nuisance caused by aircraft. Much rested on defining whether a ‘journey’ has to actually go anywhere
Paul Hatchwell: The Paris Agreement seem far removed from the daily concerns of businesses balancing energy efficiency and emissions reduction investments against other compliance and competitiveness issues. But it is not.
Matthew Farrow: The public’s attitude to air pollution has shifted, yet the government’s reluctance to act decisively for fear of alienating motorist groups and business lobbies is taking its toll
Bob Evans: How to mitigate the impact of water runoff that strips land of nutrients and pesticides is up for debate as the sector seeks to protect the environment and reduce the risk to agriculture
Richard Macrory: Another strict interpretation of air quality rules by the European court will add to case law that courts in the UK will be bound to refer to, even after it leaves the EU
Dieter Helm: We need to rethink energy, jettison the fallacy of peak oil and ever rising fossil fuel prices, and instead focus on R&D and new digital and renewables technologies
Plan after strategy after bill has been lofted into the fire, fuelled by Brexit and fanned by Theresa May’s snap election
Bristol | Amec Foster Wheeler
London | Ricardo Energy & Environment
Bristol | Amec Foster Wheeler
London (Central), London (Greater) | Jacobs Engineering Group
Birmingham or Manchester | Royal Haskoning DHV
News about the waste-to-energy and biomass energy industries from one of our sister sites www.endswasteandbioenergy.com/.