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Hot on the heels of the Government food strategy comes the consultation on improved reporting of food waste by large food businesses in England Date: June 2022. It may feel like we’re drowning in consultations in the food and waste sectors. Setting aside the purely waste related consultations, in the food sector we have: Waste […]

The UK has met its first and second carbon budgets and is currently on track to meet its third carbon budget (2015-2022). The UK’s success in meeting its carbon budgets to date has largely been attributed to the spectacular decline of coal-powered generation – coal accounted for only 1.6% of the electricity mix in 2020 […]

We have picked out some recent headlines in the UK electric vehicle (EV) sector to bring you up to speed: 25/01/2021 It was reported that the chief executives of HGV manufacturers Daimler, Scania, MAN, Volvo, DAF, IVECO and Ford have signed a pledge to phase out the manufacturing of internal combustion engines by 2040. 26/01/2021 […]

In this article, we consider the application of hydrogen transport technologies, the status of UK policy and government support for hydrogen fuel and in particular its application in the road to net-zero, and the benefits and drawbacks of the use of hydrogen to power our vehicles. In addition to the application of hydrogen in heat, […]

Hydrogen is increasingly becoming a front-runner in the energy sector’s transition to net-zero. In this article we will provide a brief introduction to the key government initiatives relating to hydrogen contained in the Energy White Paper. We will also consider the application, benefits and drawbacks of hydrogen as a source of heat and power. What […]

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA), in conjunction with their devolved counterparts in Wales and Northern Ireland, had set a target on introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (the EWNI DRS) by 2023. DEFRA replied to the responses from the initial consultation on introducing the EWNI DRS […]

On 9 December 2020 the Climate Change Committee (“CCC”) released its Sixth Carbon Budget (the “Budget”) and accompanying policy report which aims to map out the UK’s path to ‘Net Zero’. The Budget represents the legal limit for UK net emissions of greenhouse gases between 2033-37. The CCC has set an ambitious target of a […]

Against the backdrop of increasing expectation of a no-deal Brexit, the UK and EU reached a trade agreement in principle on 24 December 2020. The 1,246-page early Christmas present and accompanying explanatory summary contained wide-reaching provisions in areas including trade, intellectual property, taxation and public procurement. For those involved in the electric vehicle and/or renewable […]

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