April: New regulations
The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.
21 February 2020
Decision (EU) 2020/248 sets out technical guidelines for inspections of permitted waste facilities, in accordance with Directive 2006/21/EC, on the management of waste from extractive industries.
26 February 2020
New legislation is made in accordance with the Fuel Poverty (Targets, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Act 2019, which aims to eradicate fuel poverty. They clarify some definitions and establish three enhanced heating regimes. cedr.ec/6pv cedr.ec/6pu
28 February 2020
The Carbon Accounting (Provision for 2018) Regulations 2020 update the carbon accounting system used to monitor compliance with the targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. cedr.ec/6pk
1 March 2020
Amendments to Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) came into force on 1 March. They update Annex 3 by extending nine expired exemptions and adding seven new ones. cedr.ec/6pr
28 February 2020
The Environment Agency has updated guidance notes for 'Pollution inventory reporting – incineration activities' to provide further support on how plants using their total particulate matter continuous emissions monitors as indicative monitors can calculate their mass emissions. cedr.ec/6pp
3 February 2020
The Environment Agency is consulting on appropriate measures for permitted facilities that take chemical waste, which will replace technical guidance note EPR 5.06: recovery and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. cedr.ec/6pm
2 March 2020
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is seeking views on several proposed changes to the Contracts for Difference scheme to make sure it continues to support low-carbon electricity generation at the lowest possible cost to consumers.
4 March 2020
The Department for Transport is seeking views on a proposal to introduce a new blend of petrol containing 10% ethanol to the UK market to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. cedr.ec/6pi
Devolving power from central government to local authorities will be critical for the UK as it looks to deliver on its environmental targets. Chris Seekings reports
The UK government has been “too city-focused” in its climate action and must provide more funding and support to reduce emissions in rural areas, the County Councils Network (CCN) has said.
COVID-19 offers the world a huge chance to beat a path to sustainability, says Oxford University professor Ian Goldin – but we must learn from past crises, he tells Huw Morris
The UK’s pipeline for renewable energy projects could mitigate 90% of job losses caused by COVID-19 and help deliver the government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda. That is according to a recent report from consultancy EY-Parthenon, which outlines how the UK’s £108bn “visible pipeline” of investible renewable energy projects could create 625,000 jobs.
The UK's largest defined benefit (DB) pension schemes have received a letter from the Make My Money Matter campaign urging them to set net-zero emission targets ahead of the COP26 climate summit later this year.
The sale of new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will be banned in the UK by 2040 under proposals unveiled in the government's transport decarbonisation plan yesterday.