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Jamie Carpenter: As its name suggests, the government’s 25-Year Environment Plan looks to the far future. But does the flagship strategy have enough to say about the present?
Measures to tackle the ‘scourge’ of plastics pollution were placed at the forefront of the 25-year environment plan, but experts have warned of unintended consequences
10 things you need to know about the 25-year plan, including a promised chemicals strategy and proposals to end ‘avoidable’ plastic waste by 2042
The 25-year plan for the environment promised a chemicals strategy, but said little about what this would deliver, Gareth Simkins investigates
The government’s 25-year plan contains a number of promises on its environmental ambitions post-Brexit. Here’s what to look out for, writes Tom Reeve
The Environment Agency is set to gain new enforcement powers to tackle waste crime while DEFRA is also proposing further measures. Conor McGlone asks whether the powers go far enough
The proportion of electricity generated by coal-fired power stations in the UK is declining at breakneck speed. James Parsons looks at why
The UK’s first ever horizontal fracking operation will take place this year. Rachel Salvidge sets out what you need to know about an industry that is on the verge of establishing itself in England
The principle of ‘net environmental gain’ has been supported by the government in its 25-Year Environment Plan. Catherine Early explores what this might mean for housing and infrastructure projects
China’s ban on imports of certain recyclate is a bigger threat to the waste industry than Brexit, say industry insiders, but it is also an opportunity to rethink how the UK recycles its waste. Conor McGlone investigates
Brexit will mean unravelling a tangle of climate and energy policy. Robert Hodgson investigates the future of both after one of the EU’s leading proponents of energy market integration leaves the union
Boats operating on the river Thames have been a neglected source of air pollution, but the Port of London Authority and the capital’s mayor are now paying attention. Gareth Simkins investigates what is being done to keep a lid on emissions
Richard Macrory: How the core environmental principles of the EU Treaty will be given a role in the UK legal system after Brexit is still unclear. A ruling by the top Commonwealth court highlights one option
Matthew Townsend: Pressure on companies to report their environment-related risks is coming from a growing patchwork of sources, with tangible results. The level of disclosure will only increase
John Ord: Growth of intermittent renewable energy has opened up a gap in the market for mid-size regional storage. It is here that pumped hydropower can give batteries a run for their money
Geographical variations in the proportion of household waste being recycled in England are highlighted by the latest official data
Energy Garden director and Repowering CEO, Agamemnon Otero, shares his insights
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