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.

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...

Plumbers ‘should report cold homes’

New guidance from health experts has suggested that plumbers and heating engineers should join GPs in tackling problems caused by cold homes…. The latest guidance...

The Green Deal – a simple and robust idea?

Steve Cole, Policy Leader at the National Housing Federation discusses whether the Green Deal has helped to improve energy efficiency in UK housing stock… Green...

Promoting fair and sustainable growth

Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries at the European Commission gives an overview of his priorities for the coming year… The overall aim...

Government launch strategy to end fuel poverty

The government has today launched a new fuel poverty strategy which sets out a revolutionary approach to identifying and targeting England’s energy efficient homes… For...

BRE puts consumers at the heart of homebuilding

A new quality mark for new houses has been launched that will transform the way consumers choose their homes to buy and rent… Leading building...

Environment report shows benefits of EU action

A new report published today shows that a coordinated EU environment policy has delivered substantial benefits for citizens over the past five years… The report...

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