ENDS Report Issue 501, November 2016

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Highlights in this issue

  • Paul Hatchwell, climate and energy editor, ENDS Report

    From Paris to Marrakech


    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

  • SEPA has been responsible for monitoring air quality since its birth, despite local authorities’ initial reluctance to surrender control

    SEPA: two decades of regulating Scotland


    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

  • Promising technology or “slightly bonkers”? Siemens and Scania’s hybrid lorry uses power from electric cables strung over a 2km stretch of Swedish motorway. Photograph: Scania

    What comes after diesel?


    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

  • As well as being a safety risk, waste fires damage the environment through toxic smoke plumes, firewater run-off and hazardous residues. Photograph: West Midlands Fire Service

    Turning up the heat on fire prevention


    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

  • Silke Goldberg, partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

    Brexit – an exit from the internal energy market?


    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, professor of environmental law, University College London

    Brexit, environmental law and the Canadian model


    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

  • Andy Wakefield, principal arboricultural consultant at consultancy AECOM shares some career insights

    Insider Insight: Andy Wakefield


    Andy Wakefield, principal arboricultural consultant at consultancy AECOM, shares some career insights

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    Infographic: Renewable electricity ahead but heat lags


    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

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