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Are anaerobic digesters a net loss for the environment?

Are anaerobic digesters a net loss for the environment?

With an anaerobic digester spill killing 10,000 fish in Devon this month and the wider industry receiving flak for growing maize for feedstock, James Fair asks whether the booming low-carbon... Read more

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Land, Ecology & Development

HS2 review to consider project's environmental benefits

A 'go or no go' review of the HS2 rail link will consider the project's environmental benefits, in particular for carbon reduction in line with net zero commitments, transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced

Regulation

EA eyes use of incentives in environmental regulation

The Environment Agency has launched a research project to explore the potential use of incentives within environmental regulation

Air Brexit Hub

The ENDS Report Brexit Library: live table

Click through to view a sortable and regularly updated table of key Brexit-related policy, legislation and guidance documents published by the UK government, devolved administrations and the European Commission

Climate change

‘Climate emergency’ council pauses work on major roads schemes

A council in the West Midlands has paused work on a bypass and link road, partly over concerns that the projects may not be compatible with the ‘climate emergency’ recently declared by the local authority

Planning & land use

London Assembly: Heathrow expansion is ‘wrong move’

The London Assembly has today reiterated its opposition to the expansion of Heathrow and has vowed to campaign to prevent its implementation

Analysis

Air

Why a council plans to bulldoze homes to hit air quality targets

Why a council plans to bulldoze homes to hit air quality targets

A Welsh council’s decision to buy and demolish a row of 20 homes in a bid to meet its clean-air obligations sounds like satire, but the move has the backing of the Welsh government and at least some of the local community. Jim Dunton asks whether other areas could follow Caerphilly’s lead

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Do Boris Johnson’s new Spads want to slash environmental protections?

Could the recruitment of a group of young, libertarian special advisers lead to the erosion of environmental standards? Jocelyn Timperley reports

Environmental Law

9 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in August

Important deadlines relating to cosmetic products, transport procurement, ecolabel criteria, clean air zones, chemicals, flooding, and marine conservation are coming up in August

Transport emissions

Heathrow expansion: Inside the airport's plans to address air pollution

Heathrow plans to introduce a novel legal mechanism to prove that its third runway expansion plans can comply with environmental targets. Simon Pickstone reports

Environmental Politics

White elephants and ‘swimming pools for newts’

Boris Johnson has today been elected leader of the Conservative Party. Click through to read ENDS’ comprehensive guide to his past statements on climate, infrastructure, EIA and bogus environmental objections

Environmental Law

New Environment Bill measures: 16 things you need to know

Michael Gove revealed new details of the scope of the forthcoming Environment Bill in a major speech at Kew Gardens. Here’s what you need to know about the key announcements from the environment secretary

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