23rd November 2015

European Commission

The European Commission is consulting on the streamlining, monitoring and reporting obligations in environment policy. Consultation closes 10th February 2016.

This “fitness check” aims to ensure that environmental monitoring and reporting is fit for purpose: delivering the right information, at the right time and in an efficient way.

23rd November 2015

Renewable Energy Directive

The European Commission is consulting as part of preparation of a new Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020. Consultation closes 10th February 2016.

The objective of this survey is to consult stakeholders and citizens on the new renewable energy directive (REDII) for the period 2020-2030, foreseen before the end of 2016. The bioenergy sustainability policy, which will form part as well of the new renewable energy package, will be covered by a separate public consultation.

20th November 2015

Environmental Permitting Regulations

DEFRA is consulting on proposals to amend the Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales). The amendment will transpose Directive 2014/99/EU on Stage II Petrol Vapour Recovery during Refuelling of Motor Vehicles at Service Stations. Consultation closes 11th January 2016.

The purpose of the regulations is to reduce levels of volatile organic compounds escaping into atmosphere at service stations. Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from refuelling vehicles contribute to the formation of low level ozone, a major air pollutant.