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Environmental Politics

Interview: What the Met Office's chief scientist thinks about about heatwaves, sea level ...

Interview: What the Met Office's chief scientist thinks about about heatwaves, sea level

Professor Stephen Belcher explains how the Met Office is using cutting-edge science to understand how the UK will be affected by climate change

Latest news

Water

Ofwat cautions four water firms over business plans

Two water companies have suggested that mandatory environmental investment is in part to blame for Ofwat issuing them with ‘notices of concern’ on their proposed business plans

Land, Ecology & Development

Natural England falls short of targets as staff satisfaction drops

Natural England failed to hit key performance goals on district licensing, coastal path creation and blanket bog restoration in 2018/19, with staff satisfaction declining in the face of a requirement to deliver significant in-year savings, according to its latest annual report

Climate change

MPs to examine impact of net zero goal on government operations

A cross-bench committee of backbench MPs will look into how the government should approach moving to net-zero emissions for its own operations, after it formally adopted a nationwide net-zero target for 2050

Investment & finance

Former Shell engineer to head government's multi-billion pound infrastructure portfolio

The government has appointed a former employee of oil and gas firm Shell as chief executive of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA)

Reporting

Government mulls mandatory climate reporting for UK companies

Companies may be required to disclose information on the risks and opportunities posed by climate change as part of a new government strategy to green the financial sector

Analysis

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

Energy

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

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