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‘Blank cheque’: The proposed EA charging powers that have alarmed the waste industry ...

‘Blank cheque’: The proposed EA charging powers that have alarmed the waste industry

Provisions within the Environment Bill could extend the Environment Agency’s charging powers in relation to waste operations, with experts anticipating that they will primarily be used for... Read more

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Anaerobic digestion

Digestate lagoon close to collapse, warns local councillor

A lagoon in Plaistow containing thousands of cubic metres of digestate is at risk of overflowing due to recent extreme rainfall, posing a major threat to people and the environment, according to a local councillor

Waste

US developer pulls plug on major EfW project

Energy-from-waste plant developer Wheelabrator Technologies has dropped plans to build a facility in Hampshire only months after applying for planning consent

Waste

NRW minded to allow expansion of problem waste site

Natural Resources Wales is expected to allow a waste site that was subject to a failed prosecution in November to increase in capacity

Environmental Law

EA amends risk assessment and emissions monitoring guidance

The Environment Agency has clarified rules on biowaste activities in changes to its guidance on risk assessment and on controlling and monitoring emissions

Environmental Law

Unpermitted site costs skip hire firm £22,000

A Wigan-based skip hire firm and its director have been ordered to pay almost £22,000 for operating an unpermitted waste site

Analysis

Air

Why an incinerator developer sought stricter emission limits

Why an incinerator developer sought stricter emission limits

A demand to minimise visual impact has indirectly led to the Environment Agency agreeing that the strictest emissions limits ever should apply to an Essex energy-from-waste project. Gareth Simkins reports

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

43 things you need to know about the Environment Bill

The Environment Bill has returned to parliament with new powers on plastic waste and a requirement for ministers to review and report on international green law. Here's what you need to know about what's new and what has been retained

Environmental Law

Infographic: Focus on serious pollution incidents

There were 533 serious pollution incidents in England in 2018, up 27% on the previous year, with illegal waste activities, waste management activities and farming among the main culprits

Waste

Avonmouth’s mysterious fly problem

When Bristol City Council decided to make Avonmouth a waste management hub, little did it foresee what else it may attract. Reports of flies plaguing residents have grown since 2012, but so far no one can explain where they are coming from. James Fair investigates.

Land, Ecology & Development

Why cities are failing to harness digital technology to make green gains

£104bn is expected to be invested annually in smart city technologies by 2021, according to the International Data Corporation. But some fear the potential environmental gains are not being given enough weight in digital strategies

Environmental Law

Landfill tax: when is waste just a lot of fluff?

The first environmental law case decision of the new decade concerns a question that has been troubling the environmental sector for past five decades: when is something a waste?

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