Articles from Transform August 2011

Stack emissions monitoring guidance

The Environment Agency has revised its technical guidance note (M2) on monitoring stack emissions to air

Raw materials for EU's green technologies

MEPs have approved a draft report on the European Commission's raw materials strategy.

Water is biggest UK risk

UK water supplies are near their limits and are most at risk from climate change, according to the second assessment report from the Committee on Cli...

British Gas Business fined £1 million

British Gas Business has been fined £1 million by Ofgem for misreporting the amount of electricity it supplied under the Renewables Obligation (RO).

Inside science >> Pinning down the detail

Defra scientists on why it is important to be precise about how the global climate is changing

When is a SEA required?

Colleen Theron and Deirdre Lyons examine a Court of Appeal decision on applying Strategic Environmental Assessment

In parliament >> Energy Bill: bus in ditch alert!

Alan Whitehead MP likens the Energy Bill delays to a stranded bus

Forget Kyoto, go local, says Oxford report

International efforts to address climate change should now focus on voluntary national commitments to reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions rather tha...

EMR to provide stability for low-carbon investors

The government's proposed reforms to the electricity sector have been broadly welcomed as positive steps towards decarbonising the UK's electricity su...

Government fails to make green taxes work

The government is missing key opportunities to influence behaviour and deliver better environment protection, because environment taxes are not being ...

Positive approach to planning is unsustainable

Environment groups have lambasted the government's proposed approach to planning as not providing sufficient protection for the UK's green spaces.

GHG reporting adds up

The benefits of greenhouse-gas (GHG) reporting are much greater than the government claims they are, says a new report highlighting the flaws in the i...

GHG conversion factors guidance

DECC and Defra have published new greenhouse-gas (GHG) conversion factors for company reporting.

Pollution inventory reporting guidance

The Environment Agency has updated its guidance on pollution inventory (PI) reporting for operators of waste transfer stations

European Commission decision 2011/389/EU

European Commission decision 2011/389/EU published 4 July 2011

Agency not ready for third-party assurance

Plans for third-party auditors to provide the Environment Agency (EA) with assurance that firms are fulfilling their permit conditions are being postp...

CRC pushes businesses towards energy efficiency

The introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency (CRC) scheme has driven businesses to invest more in energy-efficiency measures,...

Scottish landfill waste continues to drop

The amount of waste being sent to landfill sites in Scotland has dropped 36% in just five years, according to figures released by the Scottish Environ...

Conservation (Amend) Regs (NI) 2011

The Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 15 July 2011

Building (Amendment) Regulations 2011

The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2011 published 15 July 2011

Pollution Prevention & Control (Eng & Wales) Ord 2011

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Directives) (England and Wales) Order 2011 published 12 July 2011

Storage of CO2 (Termination of Licences) Regs 2011

The Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Termination of Licences) Regulations 2011 published 11 July 2011

The Carbon Budget Order 2011

The Carbon Budget Order 2011 published 30 June 2011

My career: Peter Barden

Consultant Peter Barden describes how he helped to set up a FSC certification programme before striking out on his own

Calculating your footprint

Wendy Buckley explains how to start measuring an organisation's greenhouse-gas emissions

A year of solar power: the verdict

Last year, Dr Mark Everard reported on the installation of 17 photovoltaic panels on his house in North Wiltshire. Now, one year on, how has the syste...

Pressing the button on a print revolution

the environmentalist finds out how Oxford company Seacourt is leading the way on sustainability in the printing industry

Limiting liability: the waste hierarchy

Steve Simmons on what activities are exempt from new rules on applying the five-stage waste hierarchy

Looking at GHG reporting

Paul Suff follows the discussion at the recent environmentalist/WSP roundtable on mandatory greenhouse-gas disclosure

IEMA Graduate Award 2011 judges announced

The judging panel for the 2011 IEMA Graduate Award is now ready to receive award entries.

More e-briefings published

Members are encouraged to download the second and third documents from the series of IEMA's new e-briefings.

Media focus on environmental skills

IEMA works to raise the profile of the environment profession

Scottish green awards

IEMA is supporting the Scottish green awards, created by Scottish Business Insider in association with ScottishPower, for the third consecutive year.

Response to GHG reporting consultation

IEMA has responded to Defra's consultation exercise on whether regulations should be introduced to make it mandatory for certain UK companies to repor...

First graduates from new IEMA Diploma

IEMA congragulate the first members to achieve the new IEMA Diploma in Sustainable Business Practice

GHG ETS (Nitrous Oxide) Regs 2011

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Nitrous Oxide) Regulations 2011 published 16 June 2011

Pollution Prevention & Control (Amend) Regs (NI) 2011

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 25 June 2011

Environmental Liability (Amend) Regs (NI) 2011

The Environmental Liability (Prevention and Remediation) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 25 June 2011

Wildlife & Natural Env (Scot) Act 2011 Order 2011

The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2011 published 29 June 2011

Swish, swish, swish ...

Stephen Tromans looks at the Court of Appeal decision on noise restrictions at wind farms

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