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Unproven technology dominates latest DSR auction

The second auction reserved for ‘turn-down’ demand-side response has secured more than the capacity anticipated, but almost all of it is unproven

Revised brownfield rules may boost remediation

The land remediation sector could benefit from new brownfield rules aimed at increasing house-building

Partnership to boost recycling in Greater Manchester

WRAP has struck up a second regional partnership aimed at helping Greater Manchester meet its target of a 60% recycling rate by 2025

Forestry grants in England ‘not fit for purpose’

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

EU Brexit negotiator warns UK against environmental ‘dumping’

The EU may seek to tie future domestic environmental standards to a trade deal during Brexit negotiations

Biffa spends £10,000 clearing fly-tipped waste from own site

A waste firm has been a victim of fly-tipping as figures reveal a sustained increase in the number of incidents across England

WFD regulations consolidated following EU legal warning

DEFRA has issued revised rules transposing the Water Framework Directive in England and Wales which will enter into force in April

More chemicals added to EU risk assessment schedule

The latest substances added to the CoRAP evaluation list include potential endocrine disruptors and suspected carcinogens

CCC supports 66% greenhouse gas reduction for Scotland by 2030

An interim 66% greenhouse gas reduction target and emissions accounting changes are advisable for Scotland, says the Committee on Climate Change

EA sneaks out regulated industry sector strategies

The Environment Agency has quietly set out its plans for boosting compliance in 13 industrial sectors between 2016 and 2020

‘Ruthless’ fly-tipper on the run after receiving jail sentence

A judge has issued an arrest warrant after a fly-tipper he described as “a persistent offender” failed to show up for his sentencing

Second shale gas exploration site approved in Nottinghamshire

IGas subsidiary Dart Energy has had a second application to explore for shale gas in Nottinghamshire formally approved

Thames Water fined record £20m for repeated raw sewage pollution

The largest environmental criminal penalty in UK history has been handed down for systemic management failures at Thames Water

Ricardo launches remote vehicle emissions monitoring service

A consultancy’s new system will help build a database to improve the accuracy of air quality modelling

SEPA signs ‘growth’ deal with glass manufacturer

Scotland's environmental regulator has further strengthened ties with the industry it regulates by making a voluntary pact with insulation giant Superglass

HMRC considers extending landfill tax to illegal waste sites

Plans to remove the “perverse advantages” of illegal waste sites over legitimate operators include extending individual liability and due diligence provisions

5 common interview questions for aspiring environment professionals and how to prepare for them FREE

ENDSjobsearch outlines common questions you’re likely to be asked in an interview and tips to help you prepare for them

UK making ‘good progress’ on POPs

Releases of persistent organic pollutants have fallen substantially, says DEFRA, although further work is needed

First code of practice for SuDS devices

A standard on devices used in sustainable urban drainage systems has been published by British Water, listing technical requirements for manufacturers

UN calls for suspension of Hinkley Point C works

The UK has been criticised for allowing construction before potential transboundary impacts of accidents had been considered by neighbouring states

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