Articles from Transform April 2014

Survival of the fittest?

Following the publication of the IPCC's latest report, Paul Suff argues that its time policymakers start making better choices on adaptation and mitig...

Built to assess impacts

Following the adoption by MEPs of revisions to the EIA Directive, Josh Fothergill explains what the new legislation will mean for practitioners

10-month sentence for director after blaze

Arcwood Recycling in Ilkeston has been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay costs of £7,500 for causing water discharge activity without the authorisation ...

EIA Update | April 2014

IEMA's latest update on environmental impact assessment (EIA) practice including new online practice guidance for English planning authorities

In parliament: The carbon price floor - a bungle too far?

Alan Whitehead MP criticises the changes to carbon price floor announced in the 2014 budget

ISO 14001 boosts compliance, say users

ISO 14001 helps organisations to meet their legal obligations and improve environmental performance, but the revised standard should include tougher r...

Breaking new ground

Celtic Technologies has won awards for its work remediating the site for Asda's new Avonmouth distribution depot. the environmentalist reports

What's the EU done for us?

Commissioners and MEPs highlight the outgoing EU administration's achievements in environment policy

Aerospace sector flies in formation

Paul Suff hears how the world's major aerospace companies established a global environment group to collaborate on REACH

Change agent: Canning impacts

Matthew Rowland-Jones explains how he is helping Rexam's employees and clients to encourage consumers to recycle more cans

April's successful members

IEMA would like to congratulate the following individuals on recently upgrading their membership as part of their ongoing commitment to learning and p...

Changes to renewals

IEMA members are advised that from 1 June 2014 some membership renewal fees will be subject to a £2 increase

Smarter guidance?

IEMA's executive director of policy, Martin Baxter, asks whether the government's drive for "smarter" guidance will actually lead to better guidance

IEMA news coverage more than doubles

Coverage of IEMA's activities and viewpoints on environmental issues has increased 150% in the first three months of 2014

Full membership changes take force

The application and interview processes for Full membership of IEMA changed on 1 April

Legal brief: The nuances of nuisance

Simon Colvin on a ruling that suggests firms at risk of nuisance claims may be able to avoid injunctions

Overcoming the knowledge gap

Jae Mather argues that the evolving sustainability profession should resist falling into the age-old trap of reinventing the wheel

Energy Performance of Buildings (Amend) Regs 2014

The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 6 April 2014

Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (No. 6) Order 2014

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Commencement No. 6, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2014 came into force on 6 April 2014

Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regs 2014

The Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 6 April 2014

Gas Transporter Works (EIA) (Amend) Regs 2014

The Public Gas Transporter Pipe-line Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2014 came into force on 6 April 2014

Planning (Heritage Partnership Agreements) Regs 2014

The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Heritage Partnership Agreements) Regulations 2014 came into force on 6 April 2014

Planning (Local Listed Building Consent Orders) Regs

The Planning (Local Listed Building Consent Orders) (Procedure) Regulations 2014 came into force on 6 April 2014

General Permitted Development (Amendment) Order

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment and Consequential Provisions) (England) Order 2014 came into force on 6 April...

Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Eng) Regs

The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) Regulations 2014 came into force on 6 April 2014

Smoke Control Areas (Exempt Fireplaces) (Eng) Order

The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) Order 2014 came into force on 6 April 2014

Global focus: Hong Kong

IEMA Fellow Thomas Tang gives an insight into how EIA is being used in the special administrative region of China

Energy sector's water footprint set to rise

New research suggests that rising global energy demand could lead to an increase in the water footprint of the energy sector of up to 66% in the next ...

Business plans: ExxonMobil, M&S and Apple

the environmentalist gives a round up of environment management news from companies including Apple, BAFTA and ExxonMobil

BP competes again in the US

BP can tender again for contracts in the US after coming to an agreement with authorities in relation to safety and governance obligataions

Case law: Recalling Lambson v Merlion

Keith Davidson from LexisPSL on the ongoing importance of Lambson v Merlion for environment practitioners

2030 targets must be 'fair', says EU council

The European council has called on the commission to develop mechanisms that will ensure efforts to meet long-term climate change targets will be fair...

SMEs lack circular knowledge

Nearly half (48.5%) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe have not heard of the term "the circular economy", reveals survey

EU passes new F-gas and waste rules

The European parliament has formally adopted two new regulations tightening rules on the shipment of waste and the use of fluorinated gases (f-gases)

Failing to act on noise costs council £8,500

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council must pay £7,500 to two families who endured years of excessive noise because the authority failed to take swift ...

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Amendment) Order 2014

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Amendment) Order 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014

Town & Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (Scotland)

The Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation Order and Trees in Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 Apr...

High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013 Order 2014

The High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013 (Commencement) Order 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014

High Hedges (Scot) Act 2013 (Supplementary Provision)

The High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013 (Supplementary Provision) Order 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Amendment) Order 2014

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Amendment) Order 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014

CRC (Allocation of Allowances) (Amend) Regs 2014

The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (Allocation of Allowances for Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014

Landfill Tax (Amendment) Regs 2014

The Landfill Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014

Biofuels (Payment of Excise Duties) Regs 2014

The Biofuels and Other Fuel Substitutes (Payment of Excise Duties etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014

Other Fuel Substitutes (Rates of Excise Duty) Order 2014

The Other Fuel Substitutes (Rates of Excise Duty etc.) (Amendment) Order 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014

Aggregates Levy (Registration) (Amend) Regs 2014

The Aggregates Levy (Registration and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014

Renewables Obligation (Scot) Amend Order 2014

The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014

Renewables Obligation (Amend) Order 2014

The Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2014 came into force on 1 April 2014

Merchant Shipping (Pollution) (Revocation) Regs 2013

The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Pollution) (Limits) (Revocation) Regulations 2013 came into force on 31 March 2014

Marine & Coastal Access Act 2009 (No. 6) Order 2013

The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2013 came into force on 31 March 2014

ERM and Deloitte seen as best brands

Sustainability consultancy ERM and assurance firm Deloitte are two of the best regarded brands in the global environment services sector, according to...

IPCC says it is time for world to choose

Responding to climate change involves making choices about risks in a changing world, concludes the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on ...

Directive 2014/38/EU - rail noise

Directive 2014/38/EU on noise from trains came into force on 31 March 2014

EC Decision 2014/128/EU - "e-light" LED

Commission Decision 2014/128/EU which approves the "e-light" LED in cars came into force on 30 March 2014

Town & Country Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scot) Amend Regs 2014

The Town and Country Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014 came into force on 29 March 2014

Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Wales) Regs 2014

The Animal By-Products (Enforcement) (Wales) Regulations 2014 came into force on 28 March 2014

Plant Health (Wales) (Amend) Order 2014

The Plant Health (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2014 came into force on 28 March 2014

GHGs from UK businesses on the up

Provisional data for 2013 reveals a decline in overall UK greenhouse-gas emissions, but that emissions from businesses increased by 2.9%

Scotland leads on reducing CO2, but must cut more

Scotland is reducing CO2 emissions at a higher rate than the rest of the UK, but carbon saving measures need to be ramped up to meet long-term targets...

EU Reg 253/2014 - CO2 targets for cars

European Regulation 253/2014 on CO2 targets for light vehicles came into force on 23 March 2014

Domestic Energy Efficiency Grants (Amend) Regs (NI) 2014

The Domestic Energy Efficiency Grants (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 came into force on 21 March 2014

Chancellor freezes carbon price until 2020

George Osborne has capped the price of carbon and pledged to cut manufacturers' energy costs by £7 billion in a Budget that "undermines" climate chang...

Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Amend) (Wales) Regs 2014

The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2014 came into force on 14 March 2014

Warm Home Discount (Amend) Regs 2014

The Warm Home Discount (Amendment) Regulations 2014 came into force on 14 March

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