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Environment weekly highlights—21 February 2019

Published on: 21 February 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Environment weekly highlights—21 February 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Air emissions and climate change
  • Exploring the UK draft national energy and climate plan
  • The blockchain boom—tackling environmental issues
  • Defra seeks feedback on draft UK National Air Pollution Control Programme
  • Regulation on approval of vehicles with regard to the emission of pollutants according to engine fuel requirements published in the Official Journal
  • Consultation outcome regarding non-exhaust emissions published
  • Provisional agreement reached on EU standards reducing truck pollution
  • Brexit
  • More...

Article summary

This week’s edition of Environment highlights includes analysis of the UK’s draft national energy and climate plan (NECP) which sets out integrated climate and energy objectives, targets, policies and measures as well as analysis of the ‘blockchain boom’ and how it can address environmental issues. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has launched four new waste-related consultations on reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system, consistency in household and business recycling, a deposit return scheme (DRS) and a plastic packaging tax. Defra has also published a consultation on the draft National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP). In addition Regulation No 83 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (UNECE) on approval of vehicles with regard to the emission of pollutants according to engine fuel requirements has been published in the Official Journal. Finally, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has launched a call for evidence on future improvements to regulation of the energy, telecoms and water industries. We have also included the latest Brexit guidance and EU Exit SI’s. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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