Trump unveils energy cuts in first budget proposal

Donald Trump has unveiled his government’s first full budget proposal, which outlines a series of planned energy cuts. Overall proposed spending for 2018 is quite similar to last year’s total figure at $4.1 trillion (£3.16tn). It sees increases in defence and security spending are offset with cuts to swathes of science, arts and research programmes, including the Department of Agriculture’s […]

Green waste projects on the rubbish heap

Planning applications to build new green waste management sites have dropped by 20% since last year. That’s according to a new report from commercial law firm EMW, which shows the figure fell to 189 in 2015/16 from 237 in 2014/15, a five-year low. These figures include applications for materials recycling sites, composting and anaerobic digestion centres and incineration […]