Climate and Energy
December 10, 2019
News, analysis and comment about energy and electricity production, including low-carbon energy, and energy management and efficiency, delivered weekly
Wind farm near protected sites faces further planning hurdles

10 Dec 2019

The Planning Inspectorate has asked the developers of the Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm to provide more information about how it will impact nearby European protected sites in combination with other projects



Is the Oxford-Cambridge expressway on a road to nowhere?
Is the Oxford-Cambridge expressway on a road to nowhere?

04 Dec 2019

Conservationists have tried and failed through the courts to have a proposed motorway link between Oxford and Cambridge blocked on environmental grounds but a review of the development now looks likely and there have been suggestions that the road will be cancelled altogether. Conor McGlone reports

2019: 10 of the most striking climate and environment quotes
2019: 10 of the most striking climate and environment quotes

06 Dec 2019

In a year when the climate and environmental crisis made the headlines like never before, ENDS looks back at the most controversial statements made by public figures in the UK and abroad



Drax to be ‘carbon negative within 10 years’

Drax power station has announced its ambition to become carbon negative by 2030, two months after it received approval for four new gas turbines which some fear risk a carbon budget blowout

BEIS to double fines for breaching EU emissions trading regulations

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has doubled the CO2 price it uses to calculate penalties for companies found to have violated the Emissions Trading Scheme Regulations

Government advisers launch call for evidence on sixth carbon budget

The independent Committee on Climate Change has launched a call for evidence to inform its advice to the government on the sixth carbon budget, which is due to be published in September 2020

Climate policies will shrink value of carbon intensive businesses by 43%

Utilities burning fossil fuels could lose 43% of their value due to policies designed to combat climate change, according to an international network of investors

Energy-from-waste sector raises questions over latest Best Available Techniques

An energy recovery trade body has said emissions measurement uncertainty “needs to be tackled” as the EU published a Waste Incineration Best Available Techniques document in its official journal


Most read

The missing lynx: Could Britain’s wildcat be brought back home?

Plans are afoot to bring the lynx back to Britain, despite the first attempt being blocked by Michael Gove and Natural England. James Fair reports

Nature regulator poisons 300 beech trees in protected area

The wildlife regulator Scottish Natural Heritage has ‘apologised unreservedly’ for poisoning 300 mature beech trees at a Loch Lomond beauty spot without the landowner's consent


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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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