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  • Charles Hendry at the launch of his report on tidal lagoons. Photograph: Tidal Lagoon Power

    Rethinking tidal lagoon energy

    As the marine energy sector waits for the government’s position on the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon, James Parsons speaks with Charles Hendry, author of the independent report advocating its development

  • Thames Water was fined a record £20m in March for repeatedly discharging raw sewage into the Thames, estimated to total around 1.4 billion litres. Photograph: Tom Arthur/Flickr

    Sold down the river

    Despite improvements the water sector continues to be responsible for large volumes of pollutants entering England’s rivers every year, so what can be done to stem the flow? Rachel Salvidge reports on plans to make private firms strengthen their resilience duties

  • Nik Spencer, chief executive of Mission Resources

    Insider Insight: Nik Spencer FREE

    Nik Spencer, chief executive of Mission Resources and joint developer of the Home Energy Recovery Unit (HERU) with Brunel University shares his career insights

  • SDCL's block on a 100% GIB sell-off to MacQuarie Group has failed, but concerns over long-term environmental integrity persist. Picture courtesy of Green Investment Bank

    High Court blocks judicial review of Green Investment Bank sell-off

    Full privatisation of the bank is poised to go ahead following the failure of a legal challenge to MacQuarie’s preferred bidder status

  • A National Infrastructure Resilience Council could be set up to manage interdependency risks. Photograph: Ronfromyork/123RF

    Future adaptation reporting needs ‘stricter rules’

    Mandatory participation, two-year progress updates and standardised reporting methods have been recommended by the Committee on Climate Change’s adaptation group

  • The HS2 route will cut through the scenic Chilterns. Photograph: djim CC BY 2.0

    Green rules for HS2 construction set

    Strict rules on soil management, lighting and dust suppression will apply to building works for the high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham

  • Anaerobic digestion plants are increasingly turning from generation to biomethane injection into the grid. Photograph: Future Biogas

    Decarbonising the UK: time to step on the gas?

    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

  • After Brexit EFRA wants a 'one-stop shop' administrator put in place

    Forestry grants in England ‘not fit for purpose’

    Funding for forest and woodland creation has been slammed by EFRA as tree planting rates plummet

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