Proposed EIA Directive needs work
The European Commission's proposals to update the environmental impact assessment (EIA) Directive (2011/92/EU) offer some good opportunities to improve practice but refinements are needed, concluded a roundtable of practitioners brought together by IEMAConsultants from the Institute’s EIA Quality Mark scheme were joined by representatives from developers, Runnymede Borough Council and the British Property Federation to examine the key changes, inclu
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In R. (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the Secretary’s decisions to approve pro-posals and policies prepared under the Climate Change Act 2008, and to publish the government’s Net Zero Strategy to comply with his obligations.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.