Data & Insight

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DATA & INSIGHT 

Data: permit appeals

How did the handful of businesses that have overturned Environment Agency permitting decisions manage to succeed at appeal?

INFOGRAPHIC

Carbon emissions

The UK has done much to reduce its carbon emissions since 1990 but transport remains stuck in the slow lane

CASE STUDY

Recyling strategy

How Stroud District Council almost doubled its recycling rate in two years


Data

Waste

Fact checker: Does the UK have spare EfW capacity?

Fact checker: Does the UK have spare EfW capacity?

A Conservative MP's claim that “surplus waste incinerator capacity is taking pressure off efforts to recycle”, has rekindled an ongoing debate

Regulation

Why a Welsh super-quango is under fire

Troubled environment regulator Natural Resources Wales is pushing through a restructure, despite opposition from staff. What will the changes mean for industry and nature?

Industrial emissions

Why medium combustion plants are starting to feel the heat

With around 34,700 medium combustion plants operating in the UK, the impacts of new EU rules limiting emissions of certain pollutants into the air from such plants are already being felt

Infographics

Carbon & energy efficiency

Data check: What BEIS's latest figures show about UK carbon emissions

Data check: What BEIS's latest figures show about UK carbon emissions

The UK has done much to reduce its carbon emissions since 1990 but transport remains stuck in the slow lane, according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Climate change

Focus on: carbon emissions

Port Talbot Steelworks in south Wales tops a table of the UK’s biggest carbon emitters, according to an analysis of EU ETS data published in April

Regulation

The firms that took on the EA and won

How did the handful of businesses that have overturned Environment Agency permitting decisions manage to succeed at appeal?

Case studies

Recycling

The debrief: How one Gloucestershire council turned around its recycling performance

The debrief: How one Gloucestershire council turned around its recycling performance

Stroud District Council almost doubled its recycling rate in two years. Could its strategy be replicated elsewhere and used to reverse a nationwide stagnation?

Biodiversity / conservation

The debrief: How a district licensing scheme is raising funds from developers to protect newts

One Midlands scheme aims to show that with the right strategy and people in place, district licensing can throw off the ‘licence to trash’ label

Land, Ecology & Development

The debrief: Inside a council’s pioneering biodiversity net gain planning policy

In 2016 Lichfield District Council introduced a policy requiring a 20% biodiversity net gain on developments. How has the approach worked out?

Land, Ecology & Development

The debrief: How Sussex farmers have made a return to nature pay

Cited in the government’s 25-Year Environment Plan, the Knepp Estate in Sussex has allowed free-roaming animals to shape the land into a mix of habitats. James Fair reports on this pioneering project

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