Climate and Energy
May 25, 2019
 
News, analysis and comment about energy and electricity production, including low-carbon energy, and energy management and efficiency, delivered weekly
 
Could net-zero carbon halt Heathrow expansion?
Could net-zero carbon halt Heathrow expansion?

22 May 2019

The government has admitted that building a third runway at Britain’s largest airport may be incompatible with achieving net-zero carbon by 2050. Gareth Simkins looks into the implications

 
 

News

 
Oil firm fined £1.2m for ‘catastrophic’ methane release

Marathon Oil UK has been fined £1.16m after corroded gas pipework ruptured four years ago, causing severe damage to its Brae Alpha offshore platform

 
Sea level rise could hit 2m within 80 years, says new study

Previous predictions of a one metre global sea level rise by 2100 have been thrown into doubt following a new study showing that accelerated melting in Greenland and Antarctica could double the figure with “profound consequences for humanity”

 
Pay up for flaring incident, council tells ExxonMobil

“Appropriate and substantial compensation” should be paid to individuals and communities affected by sustained flaring at ExxonMobil’s Fife ethylene plant, according to local councillors

 
Biomass plant ‘potentially breached’ EIA requirement

The Welsh government has admitted that granting planning permission for a small power station in Barry fired on waste wood may have been in breach of the law

 
Councils increasingly sending low-grade plastics for incineration

Councils are increasingly sending polyethylene terephthalate (PET) pots, tubs and trays for incineration due to severely limited end markets, a survey of local authorities suggests

 
 

Analysis

 
European elections: Who’s who on environmental policy
European elections: Who’s who on environmental policy

17 May 2019

With the European elections fast approaching, Simon Pickstone looks at where some of the UK's top candidates stand on environmental issues

 
 
10 key policy updates to look out for this May

02 May 2019

Scan upcoming policy changes on oil and gas decommissioning, energy efficiency for small and medium businesses, environmental governance in Scotland, resources and waste recycling, low carbon energy generation, the industrial energy transformation fund, and the marine environment in Wales

 
 
6 compliance deadlines coming up this month

02 May 2019

Important deadlines relating to conservation, chemicals restriction under REACH, carbon emissions accounting and sectoral reference documents under the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) are coming up in May

 
 

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The ENDS Report Brexit Library: live table
The ENDS Report Brexit Library: live table

22 Mar 2019

Click through to view a sortable and regularly updated table of key Brexit-related policy, legislation and guidance documents published by the UK government, devolved administrations and the European Commission

 
 

Latest Brexit updates

 
Statutory instrument on EU ETS (2)

14 May 2019

 

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Senior Energy Adviser Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London (Central), London (Greater)
Global Head of Renewables JSM Associates, United Kingdom - Flexible, Inc Overseas
Senior/Principal Air Quality Specialist, Leeds JSM Associates, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ecologist/Senior Ecologist JSM Associates, Edinburgh or Glasgow
Senior/Principal Ecologist JSM Associates, Bath/Bristol
 
 
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