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Carbon & energy efficiency

Policy briefing: Get ready for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, Phase 2

Policy briefing: Get ready for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, Phase 2

Organisations must notify the Environment Agency by 5 December 2019 to comply with their obligations under a scheme requiring large firms to assess their energy use

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Land, Ecology & Development

UK approach to Japanese knotweed ‘overly cautious’

The current approach to Japanese knotweed is ‘overly cautious’ and more academic research is needed into its effects on the built environment, according to a cross-party group of MPs

Water

Ofwat mulls financial incentives for ‘most sustainable’ water companies

Water industry regulator Ofwat is considering introducing more stringent environmental reporting requirements for water companies and possible financial rewards for the best performers

Investment & finance

Environmental expenditure remains flat, official figures show

The amount spent by the government on preventing, reducing and eliminating environmental degradation has barely changed in a decade, according to the Office of National Statistics

Research/science

DEFRA launches environmental research programme

DEFRA last week launched a research programme which it says will inform and shape key future policy decisions on some of the UK’s “most pressing environmental issues”

Environmental Politics Brexit Hub

Environment Bill: Treasury supports ‘well-designed’ green standards

Chancellor Philip Hammond has set out his support for placing “sustainability into the heart of our economic model” at a meeting with business and environment groups

Analysis

Energy

International Women’s Day: Women in the environment sector

International Women’s Day: Women in the environment sector

To mark International Women’s Day, ENDS has put together a selection of women in the environment sector, each of whom are blazing a trail at the top of their fields.

Energy

Policy Briefing: Streamlined energy and carbon reporting

More companies will have to report their energy use and carbon emissions when new rules designed to simplify the reporting process enter into force on 1 April

Sustainability

Repeat offender: How Thames Water is trying to clean up its act

After massive penalties for a litany of environmental offences and missed leakage targets, Thames Water is trying to take a new direction. But regulators still need to be convinced, finds Gareth Simkins

Land, Ecology & Development EIA Benchmarking Monitor

Out of proportion: have EIAs grown too big?

Environmental impact assessment in the UK has long been considered to have a problem with proportionality. Why does this matter and what can be done to improve the situation? Isabella Kaminski investigates

Air

10 compliance deadlines to prepare for in 2019

Regardless of Brexit, businesses will have to meet an array of environmental regulation deadlines this year. Here are 10 key deadlines to look out for

Environmental Politics

How quickly will the government's waste and resources strategy change the system?

The highly-anticipated waste and resources strategy, published this week, covers many of the issues the waste sector has been pushing for action on, but is DEFRA’s plan a real statement of intent or a delay tactic? Conor McGlone investigates

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