Environment News

Open Access Governments Environment news category is full of diverse and interesting material. This section takes a broad look at environmental issues across the world and the governments tackling them. 

In this category, you will find the latest legal developments in the environmental sector from around the globe. The newest research is available to read with news such as the EU’s strategy with environmental changes and issues. We also cover marine conservation, biodiversity, sustainability, and the impacts of climate change on the natural world.

The process of implementing zero emission policies and the development of technology in the aid of reducing climate change and fossil fuel emissions are popular topics within this section.

Water in the city

Water in the city

With population growth, urbanisation and economic development, the demand for freshwater in urban areas are increasing throughout Europe. At the same time, climate change...
MEPs urged to reject biofuel law

MEPs urged to reject biofuel law

The National Farmers' Union is calling for UK MEPs to reject a draft law that will impact the production of biofuels... A new draft law...
Why we need an Energy Union

Why we need an Energy Union

Miguel Arias Canete, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy gives an overview of why an Energy Union is integral to the EU… Divide et impera....
Discovery of potential UK oil is 'significant'

Discovery of potential UK oil is ‘significant’

An exploratory well in Surrey could deliver up to 100 billion barrels of oil, according to exploration firm UK Oil & Gas Investments... An analysis...
A Polish agriculture transformation

A Polish agriculture transformation

Following Poland’s accession in 2004, their agriculture sector has seen a transformation in terms of growth, but the desire for improvement continues. AG outlines...
A fuel poverty crises – why only infrastructure will do

The facts behind fuel poverty

Bryn Kewley, Campaigner at the Energy Bill Revolution explores the facts behind our fuel poverty crises and calls on the next government to make...
Smart metering for smart energy

Smart metering for smart energy

Colin Pearson, Head of Condition Monitoring at BSRIA details the benefits of smart meters to customers and energy providers…  Smart meters bring benefits to both...
E.On taken to task for overcharging customers

E.On fined £7.75m for overcharging customers

Energy company E.On is in trouble for overcharging customers, and has been issued a £7.75m penalty as a result... Have you ever felt like you...
Plastic bag levy could help NI environment groupsPlastic bag levy could help NI environment groups

Plastic bag levy could help NI environment groups

Northern Ireland's Environment Minister Mark Durkan said he would use a carrier bag levy to offer funds to struggling environment groups... Up to £1m could...
Only 17 per cent of England's rivers are in good health

Only 17 per cent of England’s rivers are in good health

Figures from the Environment Agency have revealed that only a handful of rivers and waterways across England remain free from pollution... Environmentalists have described the...
Working together for cleaner air

Working together for cleaner air

Christian Friis Bach, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe details the importance of renewing efforts...
The Biodiversity Duty for Public Authorities

The Biodiversity Duty for Public Authorities

Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor at the Woodland Trust examines the Biodiversity Duty for Public Authorities and highlights how guidance is lacking in useful...
Online map reveals the scope of renewable heat

Online map reveals the scope of renewable heat

A new interactive online map has shown the potential heat energy available in over 4,000 rivers, estuaries, canals, and coastal sites... According to the government...
Geothermal energy: a low carbon resource for the UK

Geothermal energy: a renewable, low carbon resource for the UK

Jon Busby, Team Leader Renewables, Energy Storage and Clean Coal at the British Geological Survey details the benefits of deep geothermal heat sources in...
A future flood resilient built environment

A future flood resilient built environment

One in 6 homes are now under threat of flooding from rivers, sea and surface water. BRE’s Centre for Resilience is calling for a...
Climate cooperation in Europe’s first macro-region

Climate cooperation in Europe’s first macro-region

Maxi Nachtigall, Adviser Sustainable Development, Council of the Baltic Sea States, CBSS sheds light on how the Baltic Sea Region is taking action to limit...
Organic – keeping it natural

Organic – keeping it natural

Only put in what you want to get out: Clare McDermott, from the Soil Association describes how an organic system keeps it natural… Organic is a...
Extreme events in deterministic systems

Extreme events in deterministic systems

Prof Dr Henk W Broer and Dr Alef E Sterk from the University of Groningen discuss how mathematical modelling offers a fruitful approach towards...
£3m to boost low carbon heating

£3m to boost low carbon heating

The government has announced £3m will be made available to set up low carbon heat networks across 55 local authorities... An extra £3m funding will...
The European energy challenge

The European energy challenge

AG looks at the European Commission’s key priorities in regards to energy, and the challenges ahead… The EU is facing a crisis of confidence that...

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