ENDS Report Weekly, 27 May 2010


Welcome to the new-look ENDS Report Bulletin, bringing you the pick of the latest news analysis and comment on environment, carbon and sustainability from the relaunched ENDS Report website.

The website now offers information through ten specialist channels. The Carbon & Energy Efficiency channel has its own weekly bulletin, plus free Carbon Blog postings. More specialist bulletins and blogs will be added in the coming months.

We hope you like the ENDS Report's new online service. Do pass on any comments or queries. Please be aware that some elements of the website are still being re-built, including the search facility.

Nicholas Schoon, Editor.

Top Stories

Latest from ENDS Report Blogs

Can we meet the UK's carbon budgets?
The new government faces the hard task turning the Low Carbon Transition Plan into action while squeezing spending

CRC: from compliance to performance
Organisations regulated under the Carbon Reduction Commitment should look beyond the first league table and think about how to stay with the leaders in the longer term.

Top Stories

  • Tom Burke's political commentary: Can blending blue and yellow really make green?

    The distribution of seats in the new coalition cabinet might concern some environmentalists, but the Conservative and Liberal Democrat environment ministers should not find it too hard to work together
  • Industry braces for next REACH deadline

    The EU’s new chemical safety regime struggled over its first hurdle in 2008 and it is limbering up for the next in November, when full registration of many substances is required. Roz Bulleid takes a look at the leviathan that is REACH
  • Councils' green targets scheme slow to take off

    Two years on from the launch of the national indicators framework, the task of monitoring councils’ environmental performance remains an inexact science. Further years’ data are required before a clearer picture can emerge, finds David Carr


Futuresource 2010 – the event for Local Authorities

15-17 June 2010, ExCeL London

Both Defra and DECC have been charged with budget cuts. If you are facing similar issues then you must attend Futuresource 2010.

  • Packaging : Reduction, Recycling & Recovery - Coca Cola;
  • Cleantech Infrastructure – Leading the way - Thames Gateway
  • Anaerobic Digestion – The longer green solution for Waste Management - Ros Roca



The Carbon Show

Business Design Centre, London, 4 & 5 October 2010

Providing resources, products and strategies needed to excel in carbon-related business, the Carbon Show will cover the core themes of carbon management, CRC reporting and accounting, carbon offsets and credits, plus carbon markets and finance. Featuring over 100 exhibitors, speakers, a live stage, exclusive networking opportunities and plenary sessions, the Carbon Show will deliver the information and resources needed to help your organisation succeed in the new low-carbon economy. Go to thecarbonshow.com for details.


Developing UK Biogas 2010

Building an AD infrastructure for waste, energy, heat and fuel

Thursday 24th – Friday 25th June 2010, Stoneleigh Park Conference Centre, Coventry, Warwickshire

Key speakers analyse policy, strategy, support mechanisms, financing, technology advances, waste collection, digestate management and feedstock variables for the development of a sustainable UK biogas industry. Experts assess the options for the optimum end use of biogas, and explore examples of successful projects and debate the best way forward. See programme, email events@markallengroup.co.uk or call 01722 717031.