19th November 2015

Economic recovery of petroleum

DECC is seeking views on a draft strategy for maximising economic recovery of petroleum from the United Kingdom Continental Shelf. Consultation closes 8th January 2016.

This Consultation invites views on the suitability of this draft in particular from all those who will be subject to the Strategy. The Strategy, once in force, would be binding on holders of offshore petroleum licences; operators appointed under those licences; operators of upstream petroleum infrastructure; and persons planning and carrying out the commissioning of upstream petroleum infrastructure.

17th November 2015

New technical guidelines for water companies

The Environment Agency is consulting on the new technical guidelines for water companies to follow when writing their water resources management plans. The guidelines have been jointly produced by the Environment Agency, Defra, Welsh Government, Natural Resources Wales and Ofwat. Consultation closes 8th January 2016

The guidance is for water companies in England and Wales. It sets out a technical framework for water companies to follow when developing and presenting their water resources management plans.

This consultation is relevant to anyone working on, or who has an interest in water company water resources planning. This includes water companies, national and local government, non-government organisations, other regulators, consultants, academic institutions, individuals and community groups, and potential third party suppliers of water. (Source:

17th November 2015

Climate Change Survey

The Office for National Statistics is consulting on a proposed Climate Change Survey designed to collect information on how UK businesses may, or may not, be adapting to changes in climate. Closing date of consultation extended to 20th November.

The proposed questionnaire covers: -impact from weather-related events -risks and opportunities relating to current and future changes in climate -income from adaptation goods and services related to changes in climate