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Brexit Hub Regulation

Where is the UK’s emissions trading scheme?

Where is the UK’s emissions trading scheme?

The UK will drop out of the EU’s emissions trading scheme at the end of the year and details of a UK replacement are scant. The clock is ticking, reports David Burrows

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Carbon & energy efficiency

Companies in line for huge fines as EA begins issuing ESOS enforcement notices

The Environment Agency has begun issuing a raft of enforcement notices to large businesses for failing to comply with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, it has emerged

Policy

Johnson’s 10-point plan falls short of carbon budgets, government admits

Prime minister Boris Johnson’s Green Industrial Revolution plan will not be enough to put the UK back on track to meet its fourth or fifth carbon budgets, according to the government’s own analysis

Energy

Johnson’s 10-point Green Industrial Revolution plan: Everything you need to know

Prime minister Boris Johnson’s highly anticipated 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution aims to put the UK on course for net zero emissions by 2050 and position the country as a world leader on climate change action ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow next year. But does it deliver? Here’s what you need to know

Energy

Sizewell C ‘catastrophic for nature’, says wildlife charity

The proposed 3.2GW Sizewell C nuclear power station will destroy swathes of protected Suffolk coastline, the Suffolk Wildlife Trust has warned

Air Fines Monitor

Fines Monitor: live table

Click through to view a live table containing details of tens of millions of pounds of financial penalties issued by regulators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for breaches of environmental regulations

Analysis

Water pollution

The five largest administrative penalties for environmental failures

The five largest administrative penalties for environmental failures

Southern Water has been hit with the largest administrative penalty on record for environmental failures, surpassing Thames Water's mammoth fine in 2018. Here are the largest five fines.

Waste

Incineration vs landfill: Why the debate over carbon intensity is far from over

Energy from waste plants have long been preferred as a destination for rubbish over landfill sites, but are they really the most low carbon option? Waste management policy decisions made now will set the level of greenhouse gas impacts for the next generation, reports David Burrows

Energy

Just transition in action: SSE and the end of coal

Energy company SSE is believed to be the first in the UK to commit to publishing a plan to support a just transition for impacted workers, consumers and communities. The utility made the pledge in August, following calls from investors, and will publish its strategy in November

Carbon & energy efficiency

A just transition: Ensuring no one is left behind on the road to net zero

There are 28,000 direct job losses expected in the north of England in the coal, oil and gas industries by 2030 as decarbonisation gathers pace. A growing movement argues that a ‘just transition’ is needed which does not leave industry, workers or communities behind in the shift to a greener economy, reports Catherine Early

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Back to work: what’s on the policy radar this autumn?

ENDS takes a look at 14 of the biggest policy changes to prepare for as people head back to work, if not the office, this autumn

Renewable energy

Infographic: Focus on a record breaking year for UK solar power

UK solar records have tumbled in 2020, with the nation’s largest solar park awarded planning consent and a new record set for peak generation

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