ENDS Report Weekly, 30 June 2011

Top Stories

Top Stories

  • Finalised energy NPSs still ignore carbon budgets

    The final, redrafted versions of the government’s long-delayed energy national policy statements have now been submitted for Parliamentary approval. They aim to avoid legal challenge. There are some significant improvements, but several key changes demanded by MPs and NGOs have been rejected.
  • Government ‘has lost the plot’ on food policy

    Sustainable diets based on carbon and water rations and planning agreements to compel supermarkets to green their supply chains were suggested at a debate on food and farming.
  • Biomass plants bypassing UK supply chain

    The amount of UK wood and energy crops burned in power plants is being dwarfed by that from abroad. But it is difficult to see how that trend could be reversed or whether it would be desirable to do so.
  • Government’s green food rules exclude schools and hospitals

    New food-buying standards will put sustainable seafood on Whitehall menus. But they will not apply to most of the public sector, and policy advice on sustainable palm oil has not been implemented.


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