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Tracking Britain's record coal-free run: 54 days without coal

Tracking Britain's record coal-free run: 54 days without coal

Updated daily: Britain has recorded its first coal-free month since the Industrial Revolution, having now gone without coal-fired generation for 54 consecutive days and counting... Read more

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Air

DEFRA launches toolkit to help firms calculate cost of air pollution

DEFRA has launched a toolkit to help firms calculate the socio-economic impact of their projects or policies in relation to air quality

Energy from waste

London’s mayor launches legal action against EfW plant’s expansion

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will seek a judicial review of the government’s decision to back the expansion of an energy-from-waste in the south-east of the capital

Transport emissions

Coronavirus: Air quality expert urges ‘no return’ to pre-pandemic emissions

Improvements in air quality triggered by the coronavirus lockdown must be defended as the UK eases restrictions on travel and businesses, an air quality expert has said

Industrial emissions

Coronavirus: EA delays new emissions limits for large combustion plants

The operators of large combustion plants are now able to delay compliance with new emissions limit values due to come into force in July if they have been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown, the Environment Agency has announced

Regulation

EA denies claims it has been ‘paralysed’ by IT failures during lockdown

The Environment Agency has refuted multiple claims it was ‘completely unprepared for lockdown’ and that IT kit and systems failures are hindering its staff’s capacity to work effectively

Analysis

Air

London lockdown: How Covid-19 controls are impacting air pollution levels in the capital

London lockdown: How Covid-19 controls are impacting air pollution levels in the capital

Updated daily: Click through to view the latest data on how the Covid-19 crackdown has affected nitrogen dioxide levels at London's most polluted sites, and how the easing of some lockdown measures is impacting air quality

Industrial emissions

Datacheck: Global emissions plummet as coronavirus lockdown bites

Global CO2 emissions fell by 17% in early April when many countries were locked down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a study from the University of East Anglia

Land, Ecology & Development

How coronavirus is affecting the environmental consultancy market

Accreditation and permit work is steady but some sector-based work is drying up and consultancies are having to devise digital workarounds to undertake compliance checks. Adam Branson talks to consultants about operations under lockdown

Air

Focus on: London in lockdown

Infographic: Click through to see how measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic have reduced traffic on London’s streets, leading to marked reductions in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels at the capital’s most polluted sites

Green buildings

The debrief: How a London council is using public transport to heat homes

An expanded district heat scheme deriving warmth from an unlikely source is helping more than a thousand homes cut their energy bills in north London

Transport emissions

Datacheck: Aviation's skydive

Since the coronavirus lockdown, the number of commercial and private flights being taken has plummeted across the world

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