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What will post-Brexit industrial regulation look like?

What will post-Brexit industrial regulation look like?

The government plans to set up a new process to establish guidelines for industrial emissions control. Gareth Simkins looks into what needs to be done

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Coal

Tracking Britain's coal phase-out: latest coal-free run ends at 55 days

Britain's latest coal-free run ended yesterday after 55 days when a coal-plant was brought back onto the system due to low wind output and gas plants struggling with the heat

Environmental Law

Legal challenge wants UK to include EfW plants in future ETS scheme

An anti-incineration campaigner is challenging the omission of energy-from-waste plants from the proposed UK emissions trading system as being “directly against” the Paris Agreement

Landfill

Waste giant seeks to extend landfill life by 14 years

Local residents have expressed anger over waste giant Viridor’s proposals to extend the operational life of a landfill site in Derbyshire, by 14 years

Sustainability

Shakeup for the Environmental Industries Commission

The Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) are to shed staff and adopt joint management, while remaining separate organisations

Air

Farmers concerned by Welsh clean air plan

The National Farmers Union’s Welsh division has criticised the Welsh government’s new air quality strategy for pursuing “regulatory solutions as the default position”.

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Biodiversity / conservation

How red kites paved the way for rewilding

How red kites paved the way for rewilding

As the UK celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first red kite reintroductions, the programme is still influencing conservation policy, finds Catherine Early

Brexit Hub Agriculture & forestry

Interim National Food Strategy: 5 things it says about green issues

Interim National Food Strategy: 5 things it says about green issues

Food entrepreneur Henry Dimbleby has set out recommendations on how the government should support environmental standards in the food system as the end of the Brexit transition period approaches. ENDS takes you through what you need to know

Regulation

How lockdown has changed the UK’s environmental regulators

How lockdown has changed the UK’s environmental regulators

Regulators had to adapt to new working conditions during lockdown and while some aspects were challenging, others were improved, prompting them to consider changing the way they work permanently. David Burrows reports

Renewable energy

Fuel of the future? 8 clean hydrogen projects you need to know about

Fuel of the future? 8 clean hydrogen projects you need to know about

Billed as the fuel of the future for high emitting sectors from aviation to steel, hydrogen is rapidly moving up the political agenda. ENDS takes you through eight of Europe’s most innovative projects

Air

Infographic: Focus on cities's rebounding air pollution levels

Infographic: Focus on cities's rebounding air pollution levels

Air pollution levels in large European cities are rebounding as coronavirus lockdown measures are eased, but remain lower than pre-Covid levels in most instances, an analysis of European Environment Agency data by ENDS indicates

Planning & land use

Policy briefing: Prepare for environmental checks on lapsed planning consents

Policy briefing: Prepare for environmental checks on lapsed planning consents

An ‘additional environmental approval’ process under a new planning bill could impose new EIA and habitats regulation assessment obligations on lapsed planning permissions

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