Lords vote to enforce EU environmental standards after Brexit

It is the UK Government’s 15th defeat in the Lords

Lords warn urgent action needed on waste management after Brexit

The House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee is warning urgent action will be needed from the UK Government on waste management after Brexit. The Committee has written to Defra Minister Therese Coffey MP, urging her to provide clarity on the post-Brexit trade arrangements for waste. It follows an evidence session with industry experts, […]

Home of Cricket bats against climate change with renewables

Lord’s has become the first cricket ground in the country to run solely on renewable energy as figures reveal extreme weather linked to climate change is disrupting the game. New statistics from owner Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) found extreme weather in December 2015 caused more than £3.5 million worth of damage across 57 clubs. It […]

Commons carnage as MPs grill energy sector

There could be a double whammy of rebukes for energy bosses on Tuesday. MPs on the Commons’ energy watchdog have called in Energy Minister Matthew Hancock and Ofgem boss Dermot Nolan to grill them on the rising cost of energy networks. Both will have support from wingmen (and women): Hancock brings DECC’s lead on Energy […]

Get fracking sharpish, Lords tell government

The Government should “streamline” regulations which are holding up fracking in the UK says a new report penned by a group of Lords. They slate Government efforts to explain to the public why shale gas is worth getting out of the ground in Britain and making people “more aware of the risks if we don’t”. […]

Energy saving stand to knock Lord’s for six

The home of cricket is about to get a new energy efficient stand – from solar panels on the rooftop and electric hobs in the kitchen. ELN’s Vicky Ellis reports.

Sport inspires fans to be green says Lord’s man

Major sporting events can encourage fans to be green – if not to change the colour of their shirt, then their habits – according to an official for Lord’s cricket ground. Russell Seymour, Sustainability Manager at MCC who also has a hand in green sporting group Basis firmly believes sport can inspire more people to […]

Lords to drill Environment Secretary on shale gas

Tomorrow the Environment Secretary will take questions from the Lords on the role his department takes in regulating shale gas and fracking. Government is keenly promoting shale gas as a future boon to the economy and last week the Prime Minister told world leaders in Davos it could bring jobs back to Europe with cheap […]

Lords vote against tougher coal plants rule in UK

Coal plants already running in the UK won’t be put under stricter emissions rules in future. That’s after Lords voted against adding an ‘emissions performance standard’ or EPS to the Energy Bill which is going through parliament. Yesterday they rejected an amendment which would have forced coal plants to cut carbon emissions by 2025. They […]

Howzat! Home of cricket gets sustainable makeover

Lord’s is getting solar panels and ground source heat pumps as part of a ‘masterplan’ to revamp the world-famous grounds. Aside from improving views over the stumps for spectators, plans for a new £21million stand (artist’s impression, pictured) at the MCC’s sports ground include solar and heat pumps to heat water and solar PV panels to […]