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  • Delays in implementation of new RHI tariffs threaten prolonged policy uncertainty for the biomass energy sector. Photograph: Peter Robinson CC BY-SA 2.0

    RHI reforms face further delays

    Controversial changes to renewable heat incentive tariffs and sustainability criteria have been delayed again due to the snap general election

  • Concerns around Brexit, incineration capacity and the impact on recycling rates are clouding the energy-from waste landscape in the UK. Photograph: Ian Sheppard/Alamy Stock Photo

    Rise of the incinerators?

    Experts are divided on the environmental benefits of an expansion of energy from waste in the UK, and Brexit is adding a sense of urgency to the debate. Conor McGlone reports

  • UK wheat accounts for around 13%  of biofuel use. Photograph: 123RF

    Transport biofuel stagnation threatens renewable energy target

    Compliance with the UK’s renewable fuels target for road transport is falling short due to a lack of progress in biofuels uptake since 2015

  • MacQuarie Group says it will invest £3bn in renewables through GIB during the next three years. Photograph: Michael Rosskothen/123RF

    Government confirms £2.3bn GIB sell-off to MacQuarie

    The government has confirmed it will sell the GIB to Australian investor MacQuarie Group despite reservations among green business and a failed legal challenge

  • The bottom ash processing facility has already been built. Photograph: Day Group

    EA rejects bottom ash plant permit

    An application for a proposed incinerator bottom ash processing plant has been refused by the Environment Agency

  • 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

  • The ESA says more waste treatment facilities will be needed as landfill sites close around the country. Photograph: Macor/123RF

    Waste industry calls for planning flexibility

    The planning culture within many councils is limiting the effectiveness of the resource and waste management industry, says the ESA, and is likely to hamper circular economy progress

  • Nine council-led district heating projects in England and Wales have received £24m in funding. Photograph: 123RF

    Pilot stage district heat projects get £24m

    The government has allocated millions in funding to pilot district heat projects in England and Wales in a bid to cut heating bills and emissions

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