ENDS Report Issue 495, May 2016

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Highlights in this issue

  • Paul Hatchwell, climate and energy editor, ENDS Report

    A complex goodbye


    Paul Hatchwell: In the dying days of March, a reprieve for the huge Fiddler’s Ferry power station in Cheshire provided some relief for a government facing an unexpectedly fast closure of fossil fuel baseload capacity. But the reprieve is only short term

  • Three quarters of environmental professionals will vote to remain a member of the EU. Photograph: Pixpack/123RF Exclusive

    Green professionals overwhelmingly support staying in EU


    ENDS and SocEnv’s extensive survey of the environmental profession shows a landslide in favour of remaining within the bloc

  • Loss of by-products from coal-fired capacity will affect cement and concrete products used in building applications. Photograph: Gary DoakAlamy

    Construction counts cost of low-carbon


    By-products from coal-fired power generation provide a low-cost ingredient for building products and form a vital part of the construction sector’s sustainability strategy. Decarbonisation will leave a gap to fill, Paul Hatchwell reports

  • Richard Macrory, professor of environmental law, University College London

    Waste facility case returns to court after ‘error in law’


    Richard Macrory: A case which concerned carrying out waste operations without a permit has been brought back to court for a new prosecution under the voluntary bill of indictment

  • Cathryn Spence

    Resilient flood risk plans rely on us understanding nature


    Cathryn Spence: There is no one-size-fits all solution to managing extreme weather events. But looking beyond traditional defences and taking a joined-up approach could have far-reaching benefits

  • Anne Johnstone, Ramboll Environ

    Why the Sevilla process needs more attention


    Anne Johnstone: UK industries should be more aware of, and involved in, producing statutory EU guidance to avoid making unexpected alterations to their processes

  • Murray Sayce

    Insider insight: Murray Sayce FREE


    Murray Sayce was appointed UK head of sustainability at consultancy Ramboll Environ on 4 March

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    Infographic: First ESOS scores drive efficiency targets


    The first round of the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) closed at the end of January with 5,939 businesses reporting. This month's infographic looks at what the data reveals

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