Posts by Jon Morris

Jon Morris, Research Associate, Sheffield University Management School

Healthy rivers, healthy cities? The case of Sheffield and its rivers

Jon Morris

The UK Government’s new 25-year environmental plan shows the need to increase biodiversity and resilience of our waterways. This has implications far beyond the immediate health of the river system itself Theresa May’s declaration on January 11th to deliver a ‘Green Brexit’ as part of a new 25-year environmental plan emphasises the Government’s commitment to delivering cleaner water, improve biodiversity, … Continue reading

24 January 2018 by Jon Morris
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Liberalisation of the Water Industry: What next for consumer and environmental protection?

Jon Morris

From April 1st companies in the UK can choose to switch their water provider; a domestic roll-out for households seems inevitable On April 1st the liberalisation of the English water industry for commercial consumers came into force.  This is the result of the 2014 Water Act which gives businesses, charities, and public sector customers in England the freedom to switch … Continue reading

13 April 2017 by Jon Morris
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Energy Policy and the tensions between austerity and localism

Jon Morris

Schemes to reduce energy use show how local authorities are caught between devolved responsibilities and centralised resources Since 2008 the main focus of environmental policy in the United Kingdom has been the commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% relative to 1990 levels by 2050.  The domestic sector accounts for 25% of all emissions and as such it is at … Continue reading

17 March 2016 by Jon Morris
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