ENDS Report Waste & Resources, 12 November 2013

DEFRA is stepping back from its resources role - making new English waste policies unlikely in the run up to the next election. But WRAP's chief executive Liz Goodwin still finds much to be positive about in an exclusive interview.

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  • DECC slashes 2020 renewables ambition

    DECC has cut the estimate of generation needed to meet the UK’s renewables target for the second time. Over 600 fewer offshore wind turbines could be needed by 2020
  • DEFRA takes the knife to waste policy

    DEFRA’s work on waste policy will cease in many areas from April next year due to a lack of capacity. Budget cuts for WRAP have also been confirmed
  • Water company price squeeze looms

    Ofwat has rejected an application for a water bill rise from Thames Water. The regulator and DEFRA are also putting pressure on water companies to drop prices in future
  • WRAP targets international opportunities

    In an exclusive interview with ENDS, WRAP’s chief executive Liz Goodwin shrugs off DEFRA’s budget cuts and talks enthusiastically about food waste reduction and WRAP’s international ambitions
  • Zero food waste to landfill plan frustrated by DEFRA

    A commercially driven campaign to improve UK food waste management is hampered in England by DEFRA’s withdrawal from waste policy

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