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August 15, 2022
 
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Development consent was given to Sizewell C in a ‘potentially legally flawed manner’, say lawyers
Development consent was given to Sizewell C in a ‘potentially legally flawed manner’, say lawyers

08 Aug 2022

The government faces a legal challenge over its decision to grant permission to the Sizewell C Nuclear Power Plant against the advice of a panel of planning inspectors

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Could the UK legislate for a right to a healthy environment?
Could the UK legislate for a right to a healthy environment?

04 Aug 2022

In an unprecedented move last month, the UN voted in favour of a motion declaring that a healthy environment was a human right. In the wake of the ruling, could we see the UK embed such a right into its own laws, asks Isabella Kaminski

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Green tape and red meat: Would Sunak or Truss be better for the environment?
Green tape and red meat: Would Sunak or Truss be better for the environment?

28 Jul 2022

Neither Liz Truss nor Rishi Sunak are known to be environmental champions and both have expressed a desire to tear away green protections to impress the party faithful, so who would best protect nature and climate? James Fair reports

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ECO CHAMBER PODCAST SPECIAL: Feargal's fury, beaver fever and heatwave hellscapes
ECO CHAMBER PODCAST SPECIAL: Feargal's fury, beaver fever and heatwave hellscapes

02 Aug 2022

This specially extended episode features former Undertones frontman and keen angler Feargal Sharkey on who's to blame for the dismal state of England's rivers. The ENDS Report team also examines why the government has ditched two-thirds of its nature indicators this year, why England is heading for drought, why things are looking bright for beavers, and how the EU plans to monitor its environmental progress

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News

 
Scrapping solar farms and bonfire of the quangos: 10 things the Tory leadership candidates said this week

With one month to go until the new prime minister is elected, Sunak and Truss continue to battle it out over who will be the next leader of the Conservative Party. From scrapping EU 'red tape' to pledging to compensate customers during hosepipe bans, here’s everything you need to know

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Consultation launched on benchmarks for ‘high integrity’ carbon offsets market

Proposals to ensure the creation of a 'high integrity' carbon offset market, including a core principle that carbon offsetting schemes should undergo 'robust independent third-party validation and verification', have been published by the emerging sector's governance body

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Big knowledge gaps in offshore wind impact on seabirds need addressing, warn government advisers

The UK must improve its understanding of internationally important seabird populations to ensure the impact of offshore wind development on them is fully accounted for, according to a new report which suggests scent-detection dogs could be trained to identify new colonies

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'Alternate universe' – industry hits back at prospective Tory leaders’ views on solar farms

Conservative Party leader hopeful Liz Truss has pledged a crackdown on solar farm development, saying 'our fields shouldn't be full of solar panels'

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Plans announced to ‘repower’ 1,000 UK onshore wind turbines

1,000 of the UK’s existing onshore wind turbines will be 'repowered' in order to supply the country with more energy

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Small Cornwall consultancy to oversee £70bn net zero contract framework

Cornwall-based company Place Group has been awarded oversight of a four-year contract framework to deliver £70bn worth of products and services necessary to the public sector’s transition to net zero

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