June 23rd, 2017

Will Brexit bust the RDF export market?

by Ian Cessford, Bethany Ledingham and Peter Jones

 

Deprived of a majority by the general election earlier this month, the UK Government faces some difficult arithmetic when it eventually tries to secure Parliamentary approval for any deal on the country’s future relationship with the EU. Even if the Prime Minister can find a deal that is supported by both the ‘europhile’ and the ‘eurosceptic’ wings of the Conservative Party, it will also need the backing of the DUP – or other opposition MPs – if it is to command a majority. It is not in a position to force through whatever deal it reaches.

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August 21st, 2015

Who will care for the UK’s elderly landfills?

by Mike Brown and Bethany Ledingham

 

The speed of change in the residual waste sector is both unprecedented and unrelenting. There are many positives to emphasise – some efforts towards waste prevention, more reuse and recycling, and new and environmentally preferable treatment technologies are all having an impact.

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April 22nd, 2015

Green light: Labour’s manifesto lacks substance on the environment

by Bethany Ledingham

 

There are only 15 days left until the 2015 General Election. The party manifestos have been polished and published for media and voter scrutiny. Issues such as the NHS and the deficit are dominating the headlines, so it’s easy for environmental policies to slip under the radar. But with the Green Party’s growing membership, and their inclusion in the recent party leader’s debate, have the main parties felt the pressure to up the ante on their green policies?

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