ENDS Report Morning Headlines, 5 May 2015



  • Analysis

    CfDs do not support renewable energy innovation, say academics

    The University of Exeter's Energy Policy Group has responsed to an ongoing investigation of electricity market competition by saying CfDs do not support innovation in the renewables sector
  • Comment

    Ecosystem services: a new way to plan

    New spatial modelling technology is helping to bring the benefits of ecosystem services to life. Jacqueline Fookes and Jonathan Nichols discuss how planners and developers, as well as the environment, can benefit
  • Comment

    Electing a greener economy

  • Analysis

    Infographic: Will the meteoric rise of RDF exports come to an end?

    This month's infographic covers the strong growth of refuse-derived fuel exports from the UK to Europe and looks at how long this will last. Check out our latest infographic (see downloads, right)
  • Analysis

    Five years on: did we get the ‘greenest government ever’?

    ENDS looks at the environmental performance of a coalition government that set itself the laudable challenge of being the greenest ever, despite savage spending cuts and an increasingly deregulatory agenda. The picture is very mixed
  • Analysis

    Five years on: air quality

    Despite increasing evidence of its negative environmental and health impacts, and high associated costs, the past five years have been marked by procrastination and regressive government action on air quality
  • Analysis

    Five years on: biodiversity

    Biodiversity policy started so well. In 2011, the coalition government published the first natural environment white paper for 20 years in which it pledged to be the “first generation to leave the natural environment in a better state than it inherited”
  • Analysis

    Five years on: energy

    This parliament closes at a conflicted time for energy politics. The government entered office on the back of a globally leading climate pledge and with a mandate to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon future
  • Analysis

    Five years on: waste

    Over the past five years, DEFRA’s leadership on waste policy and the government’s commitment to a forward-thinking resources strategy have come under increasing scrutiny from industry and MPs
  • Analysis

    Five years on: water

    The passing of the Water Act was the government’s indelible stamp on the water sector and one the most important pieces of environmental law introduced this parliament

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