Climate and Energy
February 26, 2021
 
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Environment Agency drops pollution incident reporting
Environment Agency drops pollution incident reporting

19 Feb 2021

The Environment Agency has changed the way it reports its corporate performance, dropping a goal of reducing pollution incidents while introducing climate adaptation and air quality targets

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In-depth

 
Environment Agency restructure: 6 things you need to know
Environment Agency restructure: 6 things you need to know

22 Feb 2021

The Environment Agency has made substantial changes to its management structure. Here’s what you need to know

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News

 
Climate change ‘poses added risk’ to 300 old coal tips

Almost 300 old coal tips in Wales have been classed as 'high-risk', meaning they could endanger life or property, with climate change likely to exacerbate the problem, the Welsh government has said

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Judge blocks Vattenfall’s 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard project

Construction consent for Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind project has been quashed by the UK high court after a legal challenge

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‘Fits perfectly with net zero’: Tory MPs urge council to press ahead with controversial coal mine

More than 40 Conservative MPs are calling for the UK's first new deep coal mine in decades to be given the go-ahead, claiming senior Labour politicians had 'waded into what should be a local and apolitical planning issue for Cumbria'

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Plans to create ‘Great North Bog’ crucial to meeting net zero, say experts

Conservationists are working on plans to create a 'Great North Bog', which would cover five national parks and stretch from the Midlands to the Scottish border

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Scientists call for ‘IPPC for chemicals and waste’

The challenge of managing humanity’s ever-growing production of chemicals and waste means ‘a global science-policy body on chemicals and waste’ is needed, according to a group of scientists

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Green recovery: MPs call for VAT reductions on recycled materials

A cross-party group of MPs have urged the government to introduce VAT reductions to encourage the use of recycled materials and energy efficiency measures

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Government presses ahead with controversial Oxford-Cambridge development plans

The government is to publish a ‘generational plan’ next year setting out how it will transform the Oxford-Cambridge Arc into 'the UK's fastest growing economic region, creating jobs, driving investment, and protecting and enhancing the environment'

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The ENDS Report digimag

 
ENDS Report issue 552, March 2021
ENDS Report issue 552, March 2021

25 Feb 2021

The latest edition of the ENDS Report is now out. Click through to read the full version of the magazine online

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Most-read

 
EA reveals management shakeup
EA reveals management shakeup

16 Feb 2021

The Environment Agency has made substantial changes to its management structure, following the appointment of a chief operating officer

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Environmental campaigner faces jail for leaking Heathrow judgment
Environmental campaigner faces jail for leaking Heathrow judgment

15 Feb 2021

An environmental lawyer who leaked the Supreme Court’s ruling that the expansion of Heathrow was lawful now faces a possible two-year prison sentence after the government’s legal advisors this week initiated contempt of court proceedings against him

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MP calls for return of ‘one-in, two out’ regulatory system
MP calls for return of ‘one-in, two out’ regulatory system

16 Feb 2021

An independent report for the government has called for a ‘revived and stronger’ system of better regulation, while warning of how deregulation can be ‘potentially dangerous’ for the environment

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REACH whitepaper

The UK has begun its transition to a UK-only REACH domestic regulatory framework for chemicals. You can find out all about your responsibilities as a business as well as the general understanding in the industry of the new legislation in Adler and Allan’s whitepaper.

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