25 Year Environmental Plan

The government has produced a new 25 Year Environmental Plan.  It sets out the long term plans including for ‘net environmental gain’ in infrastructure and housing development, aspires to reduce avoidable plastics waste, and suggests a new statutory watchdog to oversee environmental decisions and recycling and waste plans. As it says in the Executive Summary:

The Plan looks forward to delivering a Green Brexit – seizing this once-in-a lifetime chance to reform our agriculture and fisheries management, how we restore nature, and how we care for our land, our rivers and our seas. Sadly there is no mention of renewable energy.