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MPs warn DEFRA to pick up the pace

The chair of the EFRA Committee has complained to the environment secretary that DEFRA is dragging its heels

Finance routes to market key to energy efficiency measures

Green mortgages, low interest rates and behavioural triggers have all been outlined in a government consultation on improving efficiency routes to markets

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

Welsh government criticised for lack of action on marine protection

A Welsh assembly committee has pressed the Welsh environment secretary to provide greater detail on how she plans to improve protection of the nation’s coast and seas, following its inquiry into the issue.

NI man ordered to pay back £15k for fuel laundering

Conlon, whose offences lead to almost £40,000 in cleanup costs must pay back £15,000 within three years or he faces nine months in prison

Green Deal revamp on the cards for business

A call for evidence to adjust the Green Deal framework could incorporate battery storage and heat network connections and help promote business uptake

Wales consults on microbead ban

The manufacture and sale of microbeads will be prohibited in Wales from next summer

Environment Agency approves fracking plan

The Environment Agency has approved Third Energy’s hydraulic fracture plan for a controversial North Yorkshire well site

EAC seeks input on F-gas progress

The Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee has launched an inquiry into the regulation of fluorinated greenhouse gases

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

ESOS is pushing energy efficiency forwards

A government-commissioned study has confirmed the energy savings opportunity scheme has prompted business to improve energy efficiency

Lord Deben re-elected to chair Committee on Climate Change

The CCC has voted to extend Lord Deben’s leadership of the influential climate body and will be joined by economist Paul Johnson

Ofwat offers boost for sewage sludge biogas

Ofwat has taken steps to open up the bioresources and water resources markets, encouraging the water sector to trade with other utilities and businesses

Northern Ireland brothers prosecuted for waste offences

Two brothers that unlawfully deposited commercial and industrial waste in County Tyrone have been fined after pleading guilty to waste offences

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

CGS: Government commits to publishing resources and waste strategy

The Clean Growth Strategy offers little detail or binding targets on waste policy but the government's commitment to publishing a resources and waste strategy has been welcomed

CGS: Government offers little new on transport

The Clean Growth Strategy promises huge investment in transport but new policies will have to wait

CGS: Plan for greener growth launched

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

Major nuclear clean-up deal a ‘fundamental failure’

Serious criticisms have been levelled at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's understanding of business during the tanked multi-billion pound Magnox deal

United Utilities fined £300,000 for drinking water contamination

United Utilities has blamed farm run-off for cryptosporidium contamination that affected 700,000 people and resulted in £20m in compensation

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