The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has published its annual progress report, showing the Government remains largely off track to meets its environmental ambitions and must speed up and scale up its efforts in order to achieve them. The OEP report provides an assessment of government’s progress towards legally-binding environmental targets and the goals of […]

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Last week’s speech by the Prime Minister on Net Zero provoked criticism from many organisations and commentators, but Kathryn Brown at the Wildlife Trusts wrote a great deconstruction of the government’s muddled thinking on climate change and the environment. Key points The government’s announcement will significantly increase household energy bills The Prime Minister will scrap […]

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The House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee has criticised the Government’s “lack of leadership and deep-rooted complacency” in the conclusion to its follow-up inquiry into Ofwat, the water industry and the role of Government. In a letter to Thérèse Coffey MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the cross-party committee has […]

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According to the government, the August 2023 Hydrogen Strategy Update to the Market offers an accessible summary of hydrogen policy development and schemes since the publication of the last update to the market in December 2022. Policy areas covered in this update are: hydrogen production hydrogen networks and storage uses of hydrogen in industry, power, […]

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A briefing has been released that summarises the output from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fisheries open Parliamentary hybrid event, 12 July 2022. The meeting brought together a variety of stakeholders to discuss how to better connect the seafood sector with food policy and the UK food supply chain. The document is a synthesis […]

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Policy paper: The UK Government has published as final the Strategic Policy Statement (SPS) for Ofwat. The Strategic policy statement sets out the government’s priorities for Ofwat’s regulation of the water industry in England. Ofwat must carry out its functions in accordance with this statement. This is set out in Section 2A of the Water Industry Act […]

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