Most-polluting UK home fuels to be burned up

The government is consulting on proposals to ban wood and coal burning in households

Fracking leads to increase in air pollution, buried UK report reveals

It was quietly released three days after Cuadrilla was given the green light to frack in Lancashire

UK confirms £540k boost to reward farmers for environmental outcomes

It is the first agri-environment scheme to be directly funded by the UK

The Law is Changing – How will it affect you?

The landscape for the energy market is changing, with new rules and legislation being due to be implemented in 2018. In light of recent news about the SNAPS consultation and the MCPD (Medium Combustive Plant Directive) rule, we thought we would summarise what the new legislation means for the UK energy outlook and consumers.

MPs seek evidence from Treasury on plans for new environmental watchdog

The Environmental Audit Committee has written to Chancellor Philip Hammond, requesting him or another minister to give evidence during its inquiry into the proposal

Environment Minister Therese Coffey steps down temporarily

MP for Macclesfield David Rutley is taking over her role as she recovers from a “period of illness”

UK plans to wipe-out wet wipes within 25 years

Defra says the product would be among the ‘avoidable plastic waste’ it aims to eliminate as part of its new environmental plans

MPs concerned about increasing Brexit-related work for Defra

Environment Secretary Michael Gove told the Environmental Audit Committee longer term work streams for his department could increase from 43 to 70 triggered by Brexit

High Court rules UK’s air pollution plans are ‘unlawful’

The High Court has ruled the UK Government’s current air pollution plans are “unlawful”. Justice Graham told the London court of the government’s failure to require action from 45 local authorities with illegal air pollution levels. He has ordered ministers to require local authorities to investigate and identify measures to tackle pollution in 33 towns […]

Gove raises concerns over water firms’ ‘tax havens and excessive profits’

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has hit out at water companies over their use of “tax havens and excessive profits”. In a letter to Jonson Cox, Chairman of water regulator Ofwat, Mr Gove warned concerns about water companies’ behaviour “will only deepen” if dry weather experienced in the autumn results in some firms introducing hosepipe bans […]