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ENDS special reports and forward features 2014-15

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Smart grids 2015

Smarter grids are a vital part of enabling higher levels of renewable electricity and more distributed generation while also ensuring energy security and limiting costs. ENDS takes a look at the policies, business models and technologies that are changing and that need to change for smart grids to flourish.

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Environmental training 2015

Environmental training is vital for ensuring knowledge and competences. This special report will report on current developments in training standards and procedures, look at the role of professional institutions, and discuss moves to ensure that all employees have environmental awareness.

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Producer responsibility 2015

Government-mandated producer responsibility schemes for waste packaging, batteries, electronics and vehicles have become an important force for environmental protection across a large swath of UK businesses. This special report will discuss how the schemes operate, how they might change in future, and other issues.

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Environmental certification 2015

There are now many certification schemes for environmental management practices, techniques and products, helping to set common standards of behaviour, reporting, manufacturing or product content. This special report will look at status and trends in major certification schemes including ISO 14001 and ISO 50001.

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Shale gas and the environment 2015

Moves to develop an UK onshore shale gas and oil industry are running into significant environmentalist opposition. Following ENDS’s agenda-setting 2014 report on shale gas that assessed its potential risks, this report will explore the major stakeholders and how they have reached their views on the hottest topics of debate.

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Environmental law 2015

Despite substantial moves towards sustainable practices by business, law remains the bedrock guarantor of environmental protection. This special report will review current topics in environmental law from a UK perspective, including the increasing differentiation of Scots law, renewed interest in the economic costs (or benefits) of environmental rules, and trends in legal penalties.

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Waste-to-energy and bioenergy in Europe

Waste-to-energy and bioenergy are growing parts of Europe’s transition to a low-carbon, circular economy. Supportive government policies like the UK’s incentive for heat, innovative technologies like plasma gasification and far-sighted investors like Drax power station are key to the sectors’ future success.

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More special reports

Synopses and publication timescales for these reports available on request

Towards the Smart Grid

A smarter electricity grid is vital to enable much higher renewable generation, distributed energy, demand response and electricity storage. This feature will review the current state of policy and technologies and look at market and policy opportunities.

Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic digestion of food and other putrescible wastes is a key growth sector of the UK green economy, helping avoid landfilling and greenhouse gas emissions, and enabling all kinds of businesses to produce valuable energy. This feature will take stock of progress and explore the opportunities for further growth.

Gearing up for the Circular Economy

This special report will look at the challenges and opportunities of implementing the European Commission's recent circular economy package. It will give a comprehensive picture of the views and positions of the main interested parties in the waste and manufacturing sectors, and point out the regulatory changes that are likely to be advocated during the EU legislative process.

Offshore Wind Power and the Environment

Sporting some of the largest chunks of infrastructure of any industry sector, offshore wind requires careful environmental supervision. This feature will cite examples in project design, environmental impact assessment, construction and operations & maintenance.

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

In the run-up to the first ESOS reporting deadline in 2015, this feature will take the temperature of this major piece of energy efficiency legislation. Themes will include the state of preparedness of companies bound by the rules and the advisory and other services emerging to serve them.

Raising the Bar on Energy Efficiency

This special report will dissect the European Commission's energy efficiency policy paper from July and explore, through interviews with policymakers and key players from industry and civil society, what will be needed to achieve the proposed 30% target. There will be a particular focus on the future financial framework, and the technologies and sectors that are expected to deliver major energy savings.

EfW & the UK Planning System

The UK planning system has proved extremely tricky for proposed energy-from-waste plants to navigate. This feature will explore the pitfalls, and using case studies discuss emerging best practice in project preparation and development.

Meeting the Marine Fuel Compliance Challenge

This special report will take stock of preparations for meeting the EU's stricter limit on the sulphur content of marine fuels from January 2015. Through cases studies and interviews with European shipping companies, it will identify best practices and show who is ahead of the game. The report will also look at what steps are going to be taken by national authorities to check compliance, as well as the various support measures that will be available to the shipping sector.

Offshore Wind Power and the Environment

Sporting some of the largest chunks of infrastructure of any industry sector, offshore wind requires careful environmental supervision. This feature will cite examples in project design, environmental impact assessment, construction and operations & maintenance.

Environmental Law Market Review

This feature will explore current status and trends in the environmental law market, identifying hot and growing advice areas based on interviews with leading practitioners and a possible survey.

Sustainability in the Water Sector

Following expected final determinations by regulator Ofwat by the end of 2014 of water firms’ investment plans for the next five years, ENDS explores the sector’s long-term plans for environmental improvement, including case studies.

Mandatory Carbon Reporting – a first stock take

This feature will provide a first review of new UK mandatory carbon reporting rules, assessing data from the first reporting round, discussing the methodologies used, looking for any signs of emissions cuts being driven by the rules and exploring prospects for the coming years.

AD Technology Review

Anaerobic digestion of waste is far more than simply sealing putrescible material in a tank and leaving it. This feature will discuss emerging technologies, choice between thermophilic, mesophilic, wet and dry systems alongside feedstock-specific issues, with relevant case studies.

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

In the run-up to the first ESOS reporting deadline in 2015, this feature will take the temperature of this major piece of energy efficiency legislation. Themes will include the state of preparedness of companies bound by the rules and the advisory and other services emerging to serve them.

Environmental Careers 2015

ENDS’s annual review of environmental careers will focus on particular sectors of interest, including energy management and energy efficiency, where there is likely to be a lack of skills but high demand.

UK EfW market: too much or too little?

Is the UK building too much EfW capacity or not enough? How will the European market change with the potential loss of British RDF? Opinion differs radically among informed commentators. This feature will make sense of the conflicting data.

Shale Gas and the Environment 2015

Building on ENDS’s first annual report on the UK’s nascent shale gas industry this feature will once again shine a spotlight on the major environmental issues that surround this important sector.

Environmental Certification Market Review

Tens of thousands of UK companies now use one or more SHEQ standards, most of them including annual certification. This feature will examine market trends in standards (including ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001) and certification agencies.

EfW & Biomass Energy Technology Review

Exciting technological developments in mass incineration such as plasma gasification have been just round the corner for many years now, so why does grate incineration still predominate and is this finally starting to change? Using case studies this feature will discuss current status and future prospects.

Managing Invasive Species

As preparations get underway for implementing the new EU regulation on invasive alien species, this feature will bring together the views of experts to discuss the likely impact on UK policy and practice.

Freight Transport Environmental Focus

Despite enormous efficiency improvements, transport of freight still has significant environmental impacts. This feature will look at the current state of technology and practice, highlighting new opportunities for sustainability.

Sustainable Biomass Sourcing

Significant sustainability issues surround biomass produced specifically for combustion. This feature will review the evolution of the conversation and identify best practice based on certification schemes available and company case studies.

ISO 14001 Reborn

The world’s leading environmental management system standard, ISO 14001, is expected to be relaunched by summer 2015. This feature will review the key changes and discuss the implications for users of the standard.

Heat Networks

Denmark already requires all incinerators to utilise waste heat. Others are catching up. This feature will look at the status of government rules and will examine emerging best practice using specific examples.

Biodiversity offsetting

Biodiversiity offsetting is one of the most innovative recent policies in infrastructure development control, but remains controversial. This feature will take stock of progress, describe case studies where offsetting has been used, and discuss future prospects.

Sustainability at Airports

Airports have complex environmental challenges, including several unique to the sector. This feature will use case studies and interviews to explore current and emerging thinking. Issues to be covered will include terminal extensions and renovations, and management of runways, energy, waste and local air quality.

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