Climate and Energy
November 18, 2019
 
News, analysis and comment about energy and electricity production, including low-carbon energy, and energy management and efficiency, delivered weekly
 
Cuadrilla vows to address earthquake concerns to lift fracking moratorium

05 Nov 2019

Shale gas company Cuadrilla has said it will not give up on its aim of developing a viable fracking industry in the UK despite the government’s decision to halt the technology last week

 
 

News

 
Construction sector issues ‘call to arms’ over net zero

A major UK building industry group has urged the government to set up a multi-billion pound investment programme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and draw up green procurement rules to encourage low-carbon construction

 
Landmark wind farm ruling overturned after court finds planning inspector acted ‘beyond her powers’

The Court of Appeal has overturned a landmark High Court ruling, finding that a planning inspector acted "beyond her powers" in allowing a variation to the planning conditions attached to a wind farm

 
Carbon tax would apply from this week under no-deal Brexit

The first carbon emissions tax bills would be sent in May 2021 and would apply from this week if the UK crashes out of the EU at the end of the current Brexit extension period, says the government

 
XR challenges government climate change adviser over net zero ambitions

The UK should work towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions sooner than 2050, Extinction Rebellion told senior figures from the Committee on Climate Change in a live debate this week

Construction sector issues ‘call to arms’ over net zero

A major UK building industry group has urged the government to set up a multi-billion pound investment programme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings and draw up green procurement rules to encourage low-carbon construction

 
 

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‘Huge icebergs of foam’: EA investigates mystery city centre river pollution

The Environment Agency (EA) is investigating what type of pollution has left a city centre river covered in a mystery white foam

 
Government waters down green non-regression pledge

The government appears to have weakened its pledge to introduce a legally-binding commitment to uphold environmental standards after the UK leaves the EU

 
General election: What green pledges have the parties made so far?

With climate change and the environment set to be important issues in the general election campaign, ENDS takes a look at what the main parties have announced so far

 
 

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EIA Benchmarking Monitor: live table
EIA Benchmarking Monitor: live table

13 Mar 2019

Our live table contains details of the latest EIA activity on major projects being decided via the fast-track Planning Act 2008 regime for infrastructure schemes in England and Wales.

 

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