Government blamed for “Soviet-style heat pump policy”

A trade body has criticised the government’s “market mechanism” which they claim it penalises British boiler manufacturers

UK consults on new nuclear reactor at Sizewell C in Suffolk

The Environment Agency is seeking views over a 12-week period on its proposed decision to grant three permits relating for the planned £20m nuclear power plant

Government consults on sustainable approach to marine development

It is seeking views on marine net gain, which would protect valuable marine species and habitats, for example, through planting seagrass which stores and absorbs carbon or removing plastics and other litter from the oceans

Scottish Government seeks views on circular economy proposals

Key proposals set out in the Circular Economy Bill and Waste Route Map include banning the destruction of unsold goods to ensure products never end up in landfills or are incinerated

Scotland consults on creation of first new national parks in 20 years

Communities, groups and individuals are being invited to give their views on how national parks can help to protect and restore nature, tackle climate change and promote sustainable land use

Government consults on measures to help local authorities tackle air pollution

They include helping local authorities to boost engagement with communities and designating National Highways as a relevant public authority

EA ‘minded to’ issue permit for new waste-to-energy plant in Westbury

It has launched a new consultation and is seeking comments from interested parties by 22nd April 2022

Views sought on Alton energy recovery facility environmental permit variation

The Environment Agency is looking specifically for environmental or health considerations from members of the public, as the request from Veolia is a ‘significant variation’ to the existing Alton permit for the proposed facility

UK unveils climate checkpoint plan for future oil and gas developments

The government has launched a consultation on its design which will be used to assess future oil and gas licences

Are customers ready for a new price cap every three months?

Price cap could also work as a ‘fixed mortgage’ under new proposals