A report set out the government's new framework for managing higher activity radioactive waste in the long term through geological disposal, including the approach to making siting decisions.
Source: Implementing Geological Disposal: A Framework for the long-term management of higher activity radioactive waste, Department for Energy and Climate Change
The government began consultation on proposals for a new allowance to support investment in ultra high pressure, high temperature oil and gas projects through allowing cluster area plans, intended to help achieve the 'maximum economic recovery' of oil and gas in designated clusters. The consultation included the detailed design of the new cluster area allowance, which had been announced in the 2014 Budget. The consultation would close on 30 September 2014.
Source: Maximising Economic Recovery: Consultation on a cluster area allowance, HM Treasury
The government began consultation on proposals for a fuel poverty strategy for England. The consultation would close on 7 October 2014.
Source: Cutting the Cost of Keeping Warm: A new fuel poverty strategy for England, Department for Energy and Climate Change
An article examined the role of the European Union in major infrastructure policies in the fields of transport and energy. It discussed major proposals for cross-European transport, and regional schemas for energy, noting the significance for spatial planners, the impact on future infrastructure networks, and the impact on the rescaling and re-ordering of government and decision-making. It made suggestions for national and regional governments, and for the creation of spatial planning analytical capability at the European Union level.
Source: Tim Marshall, 'The European Union and major infrastructure policies: the reforms of the trans-European networks programmes and the implications for spatial planning', European Planning Studies, Volume 22 Issue 7
Two reports provided the findings from advisory stakeholder working groups on proposed energy efficiency regulations under the Energy Act 2011 for the domestic and non-domestic private rented sectors.
Source: The Domestic Private Rented Sector Regulations Working Group ï¿½ Report to Government, Domestic Private Rented Sector (PRS) Regulations Working Group
Source: The Non-Domestic Minimum Building Energy Performance Standards Working Group – Report to Government, Non-Domestic Private Rented Sector (PRS) Regulations Working Group