Readers' end of year quiz - answers

24th November 2014


1. EU emissions trading system allowances. The European commission plans to withhold 900,000 allowances.

2. The UK.

3. Drax power station, Yorkshire. It is converting to biomass feedstock.

4. Most fail to disclose the value of those risks.

5. Sentencing guidelines, which came into force in July for England and Wales.

6. Moving the Environment Agency’s website to has been heavily criticised by practitioners, who have found it hard to find information that was previously available.

7. Oxford Street in London.

8. The revised EIA Directive. Member states have been given three years to transpose it into domestic legislation.

9. Rolls-Royce, the aero engine company, for the continued use of bis(2-ethlyhexyl) phthalate.

10. Waste transfer notes, with the introduction by the edoc scheme.

11. Scotland, from 1 October 2014.

12. 100,000 pages of environmental guidance by Defra.

13. China for 14001 (91,590 in 2012); Germany for 50001 (1,115 in 2012) – according to the latest figures from ISO.

14. A tonne of carbon under the
carbon price floor.

15. Paris, after levels of PM10 reached double the safe limit.

16. Brazil, France, Greece, Portugal, the USA, Australia, South Korea, Croatia, England and Holland. Each Nike kit contains 13 recycled bottles.

17. Tokyo, London and New York.

18. Telecoms giant BT.

19. The Allianz Arena, home of German football champions Bayern Munich.

20. Asda, owned by US retailer Walmart.

21. The tunnel boring machines used on the Crossrail project, linking Heathrow and Reading in the west with Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east.

22. Just five, with three – London, Leeds and parts of the west Midlands – not expected to be comply until 2030.

23. More efficient use of resources, according to the European commission.

24. Small particle climate pollutants, such as methane, hydrocarbons, chlorofluorocarbons, tropospheric
ozone and dirty particulates.

25. The EIA screening thresholds in England for industrial estate schemes and urban projects.

26. The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which was set up by Standard Oil tycoon John D Rockefeller. It is shifting $50 billion from fossil fuels to clean energy technologies.

27. Oil company BP.

28. One tonne of carbon offset, according to research by the International Carbon Reduction and Offset Alliance.

29. Successful exploitation of the country’s estimated shale gas reserves, according to the trade body, UK Onshore Oil and Gas.

30. Miguel Arias Canête and Karmenu Vella.

31. Coal.

32. 42%.

33. Flooding, biodiversity and air quality.

34. Lost or degraded forests and agricultural land.

35. Former environment secretary Owen Paterson; speaking at the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

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