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Isabella Kaminski: With the UK arguing over the substance of the EU Withdrawal Bill and waiting to examine the fine details of the Great Repeal Bill, the process of legislating is higher than usual on the public agenda.
Natural capital accounting is poised to hit the mainstream in a way that will affect both the public and private sectors so, on 9 January, ENDS Report convened a roundtable to find out the latest from the people at the sharp end. Rachel Salvidge reports on what they had to say
Much oil and gas infrastructure in the North Sea is coming to the end of its life and is no longer commercially viable to run. Isabella Kaminski investigates the emergence of the offshore decommissioning industry
A spike in prosecutions following a temporary funding boost has highlighted the difficulty the Environment Agency faces in fighting criminal activity that costs the UK more than £560m a year. Conor McGlone reports
Richard Macrory: An attempt to bring a judicial review of the government’s proposal for increasing airport capacity has been stalled by a clause limiting when such action can be launched
Myles McCarthy: As the UK’s exit from the EU draws closer, the weaker pound and new tariffs could make energy, as well as measures to use it more efficiently, increasingly expensive. The time to act is now
Martin Griffiths: There is a steady decline in the number of professionals with much-needed environmental regulatory capability and skills but these are essential for effective industry regulation
Michael Zimonyi: A directive obliging UK companies to include environmental and other information in annual reports will make sustainability a bigger priority for business leaders and investors alike
Kenny Coventry: Psychological science can help understand public and political disengagement with climate science findings in a ‘post-truth’ world and help scientists reach their target audience
Who doesn’t want to save money while helping the environment? Richard Hurford, consultant at Schneider Electric, tells Paul Hatchwell why he sees a positive future for energy and sustainability consultancy
Bioenergy is increasingly dominating the UK’s renewable energy output in electricity, heat and transport, with implications for UK and international land use
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