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  • The AEB EfW complex supplies heat and power to Amsterdam, much of it generated from UK waste. Photograph: AEB Amsterdam

    RDF export group launches code of practice

    The RDF industry has come together in an attempt to streamline the multimillion pound business which faces an uncertain future post-Brexit

  • NIC has published its consultation on steps needed for UK national infrastructure across all sectors. Photograph: Anthony Baggett/123RF

    Commission identifies flaws in environmental infrastructure

    Cross-sectoral weaknesses in energy efficiency, power, heat, water resources, transport and imminent funding gap must be shored up, the National Infrastructure Commission has said

  • BEIS wants to phase out unabated coal as part of its push towards a low-carbon economy. Photograph: Mark Richardson/123RF

    CGS: BEIS tinkers with energy and climate policy levers

    BEIS has published a raft of consultations, proposals, reviews and a draft bill alongside the overarching Clean Growth Strategy

  • Climate change minister Claire Perry launched the strategy while BEIS secretary Greg Clark looks on. Photograph: Tom Reeve/ENDS

    CGS: Plan for greener growth launched

    The long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy has been unveiled by the government, to mixed reviews from green campaigners

  • Windmills and sunshine: what else would you need? Photograph: Wajan/123RF

    What will be in the clean growth plan?

    With the clean growth plan expected on 12 October, why has it taken so long to publish a plan that is seen a essential to the UK meeting its carbon obligations and what initiatives can we expect?

  • Large biomass CHP plants now face more hurdles before getting RHI approval. Peter Robinson CC BY-SA 2.0

    Government to further tighten non-domestic RHI rules

    Forthcoming rules limiting RHI payments on less efficient power producers have been confirmed, with a suite of further amendments on eligible uses, multi-plant sites, very large plants and biomethane proposed

  • District heating could increase from supplying 2% of heat demand to 10% by 2030. Photograph: Trevor Smith/Alamy Stock Photo

    On the boil? Making heat low-carbon

    The UK cannot hope to meet its 80% greenhouse gas reduction target by 2050 as long as progress on the heat economy lags behind the power sector. Paul Hatchwell looks at progress, challenges and solutions to the problem

  • Full conversion of the gas grid to hydrogen could cost at least £200bn. Photograph: Marpalusz/123RF

    Greening of gas grid to pose multiple challenges

    High levels of investment, testing, regulatory review and new billing methods are needed to enable greening of the gas grid, say researchers

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