Part 1: Greening the grid — what are the options?

3 January 2022

The Government announced plans at the end of 2021 to decarbonise the UK’s electricity system by building capacity in the renewables sector and other low carbon technologies that will eliminate reliance on fossil fuels by 2035. In part 1 of this two-part feature, John Barwise considers the pros and cons of achieving this ambition.

Rethinking the reusable

20 December 2021

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, efforts to reduce our reliance on disposable packaging have stalled. However, a new wave of trials are beginning to re-energise the plastic-free movement. Laura King investigates.

COP15 — the other environmental emergency

10 December 2021

Nature too is not having an easy time. But a healthy biodiverse environment is vital for a sustainable world. Which is why world leaders met this autumn to make big decisions at COP26 in Glasgow but also COP15 in China. Jon Herbert reports.

Post COP26: new net zero roles and opportunities for business

3 December 2021

As the longer-term implications of COP26, hosted in Glasgow, fall into place, business, industry, and SMEs — plus banks and funding bodies — are being urged to pick up and push forward the ambitious net zero goals that governments and politicians did not deliver. Jon Herbert reports.

Combatting litter in public places

29 November 2021

Since the end of lockdown, littering in public places has been on the rise, indirectly damaging businesses as well as leading to very real clean-up costs. Here, Laura King explores what businesses can do to combat litter in their local area.

Can staff refuse testing and vaccines?

12 November 2021

Researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, Opeyemi Ogundeji, details how employers can deal with a situation where staff refuse to take the Covid-19 vaccine and/or partake in in-house testing.