A controversial scheme that started out as a major government initiative to improve organisations’ energy efficiency but has been beset by constant change, will dwindle to a halt in 2019. Paul Hatchwell looks at its successes, failures and the lessons that can be learned
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
The Environment Agency has prosecuted South West Water again, resulting in £150,000 worth of fines for polluting Dawlish beach and a stream near Exeter
Businesses and other non-household customers in England are now able to choose who supplies their water and wastewater services
Criminal fines for water companies are rapidly escalating but the change raises questions about the effect on pollution and regulators’ choice of prosecution targets
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
The largest environmental criminal penalty in UK history has been handed down for systemic management failures at Thames Water
A standard on devices used in sustainable urban drainage systems has been published by British Water, listing technical requirements for manufacturers
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