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  • Stuart Wagland. Photograph: Cranfield University Comment

    Finding ways to generate energy from plastic waste

    Stuart Wagland: Advanced thermal treatment technologies are proving they can offer a flexible, local solution to the UK’s growing need to deal with its plastic waste. Investors are starting to take note

  • Close up of cargo ship in loading bay. Photograph: Don Victorio/123RF

    Biodiversity risk of major new port terminal

    Natural England and the Environment Agency have raised concerns over impacts on biodiversity, pollution and flooding resulting from a major new port terminal

  • A double-decker bus in Glasgow

    In brief: Low emission buses and more…

    Also in the news, Scotland to invest £1.6m in low-emission buses, vehicle trial to charge the grid, abstraction licences pulled and vehicle charging infra

  • Electric taxi. Photograph: LEVC

    In brief: Green cabs; government in court

    Also in the news: ClientEarth to see government in court again; London gets electric taxis; New emission rules for medium-sized combustion plants; and end of life vehicle target met

  • View of Westminster Bridge and Big Ben. Photograph: Tombaky/123RF

    Clean growth plan not enough to decarbonise

    The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) believes policy action to implement the CGS is needed now or the UK will miss its legally binding emission targets

  • Michael Gove. Photograph: DEFRA

    Brexit puts ‘significant strain’ on DEFRA

    Brexit and repeated resource cuts have left DEFRA struggling to fulfil its duties, forcing it to review and de-prioritise aspects of its workload, according to the National Audit Office

  • Glasgow's low emission zone, the first in Scotland, will apply first to buses. Photograph: Christian Mueller/123RF

    Funding is ‘crucial’ for Scottish LEZs

    Scottish local authorities should deliver “ambitious” plans to control emissions from all vehicles, transport minister Humza Yousaf has said

  • Photograph: Shahid Khan/123RF

    Leeds plans major clean air zone by 2019

    Leeds City Council plans to cover the city with a huge clean air zone, but has come under fire for avoiding restrictions on cars and vans

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