High Court will hear net zero case against government

ClientEarth, alongside Friends of the Earth and the Good Law Project, has been given permission to sue the UK Government over its net zero plans. They argue that the Government has not yet put forw...

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Government aims for energy independence

The Government has been increasingly indicating that they will be aiming to become more energy self-sufficient. The exact measures to be taken have yet to be announced, though the government has in...

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UK REACH chemicals registration: letter to industry leaders

George Eustice MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has written to industry leaders about the UK REACH chemicals registration, outlining the Government’s intent...

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CLP Annex 8 to be adopted in Great Britain

The UK Department for Health and Social Care has decided to adopt Annex 8 to the EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of Substances and Mixtures Regulation

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EU propose to ban 'forever chemicals' in firefighting foams

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) have brought forward a proposal to restrict the use of all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in firefighting foams across the...

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Amazon rainforest at breaking point

A new study carried out by the University of Exeter, the Potsdam institute for Climate Impact Research and the Technical University of Munich has suggested that the Amazon rainforest has been so ba...

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Company fined £1.5m for a fatal fall from a crane platform

A structural engineering company from Darlington, Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd, has been fined following a tragic accident where an electrician fell approximately eight meters when an access panel...

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51 English councils need to reduce housing backlogs

The results of the 2021 Housing Delivery Test which measures housing delivery in the area of relevant plan-making authorities, show that 51 English councils failed to deliver 75% of their housing t...

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United Nations agree global plastic pollution treaty

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) has approved a resolution to create the world’s first ever global plastic pollution treaty. This will be the most significant green deal since t...

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Leaked report reveals EA downgrading prosecutions

A recently leaked report seen by the Guardian showed that 93% of prosecutions for serious pollution events carried out by the Environment Agency were downgraded, resulting i...

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Reports Planning Bill may be scrapped

There are reports that the Housing and levelling-up secretary Michael Gove, has told attendees in a private meeting that the government will not proceed with the Planning Bill that was proposed in...

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New retrofitting scheme in Ireland

Ireland have launched a variety of deals which may help some homeowners with current energy price rises.

The package addresses several barriers outlined by homeowners and those working in t...

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Glass flood defence installed at viewpoint

A viewpoint and birdwatching spot on the Severn Way footpath has had a hybrid glass and concrete flood defence installed so residents and visitors to the area can still enjoy the Severn Estuary whi...

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HSE issue safety notice for industrial UPS systems

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety notice in relation to the maintenance of industrial uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems.

This safety...

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Funding secured from Ofgem for more green energy projects

National Grid have secured £1.5 million in funding from Ofgem across 13 separate energy network projects.

These projects are intended to accelerate progress towards net zero. Funding...

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