UK Oil and Gas seeks environmental permit to explore site in Arreton

The Environment Agency has launched a public consultation on the new permit, which if granted would allow UKOG to operate at the proposed site for a period of three years

Edinburgh proposes low emission zone for city centre

If approved, it would be implemented in spring 2022 but penalty enforcement would only start in 2024 following a two-year grace period

Consultation on environmental permit application for Alton Materials Recovery Facility

The proposed 30MW advanced energy recovery facility would be capable of treating around 330,000 tonnes of non-recyclable, non-hazardous waste each year

UK consults on national plan to remove harmful chemicals from environment

Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemical substances that are slow to degrade, can accumulate in human and animal tissue and are often discovered long distances from their place of manufacture or use

Ofgem proposes to make suppliers return £1.4bn credit balances to customers

That would result in around £65 per household on average being returned automatically, ensuring consumers paying by fixed direct debit do not overpay for their energy

Ofwat proposes increasing price cap due to higher bad debt

The water regulator is consulting on the most appropriate ways to share the costs and is seeking views and evidence until 6th April 2021

Small businesses and landlords offered £50m for EV chargers

The government has also launched a consultation on improving the charging experience

Wales sets out plan to become ‘fly-tipping and litter-free’

People are being urged to play their part in eliminating litter and fly-tipping across the country

New consultation on improving management of industrial emissions

The UK aims to develop a tailored regime for better protecting the environment and public health from industrial pollution following Brexit

Ireland consults on new support scheme for microgeneration technologies

Consumers would be able to generate their own renewable electricity – for example from solar panels on their roofs – and receive a ‘fair price’ when they sell the excess to the grid