Articles from Transform August 2013

CRC Scheme Order 2013

The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2013 came into force on 20 May 2013

Make the penalty fit

Paul Suff warns that unless fines for environmental offences are increased in line with the profits polluters can reap by ignoring regulations, then t...

In parliament >> Setting the UK 'free' from Europe

Chris Davies, Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson in the European parliament, says leaving the EU won't free the UK from regulation

Investors want better CSR reports

Environmental performance is being considered by investors, but the quality of sustainability data lags far behind that of financial information

Efficiency can net manufacturers £10bn

UK manufacturing could increase annual profits by £10 billion and reduce carbon emissions by 27 million tonnes a year if companies adopted widely prov...

£10k fine after toxic compound pollutes SSSI

Allowing toxic paint sludge to pollute the Fal estuary in Cornwall has resulted in Falmouth-based ship-repair company, A&P being fined £10,000 and ord...

Case law >> Scottish liquidators can abandon CAR licences

Scottish law expert Ian Cowan examines the recent Court of Session decision on allowing liquidators to abandon environmental licences

Defra's streamlined SDIs show slow progress

Progress against national sustainable development indicators is slow, reveals the environment department

Fracking and offshore wind given boost

Tax incentives to exploit unconventional sources of oil and gas largely through hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking", have been unveiled by the chancel...

New building standards to cut CO2

Revised energy standards for new non-domestic buildings will reduce carbon emissions by 9% and reduce annual fuel bills for large businesses by more t...

UK ecosystems services under threat

Demand for water from the agricultural sector in the UK could reach double the available supply by 2020 as a result of rising temperatures and changes...

Legal brief: A legal obstacle course

Stephen Tromans argues that two recent court judgments have created a conundrum for planning authorities

Polluting power

In the first of a new series on core professional knowledge, Marek Bidwell looks at how pollutants impact habitats and species

Getting climate ready

Defra has published its first national adaptation plan. Lucie Ponting looks at its contents and gauges reaction

Bringing resources back

Stella Consonni reports on legislation that aims to create a circular economy in Brazil

Completing a virtuous circle at John Lewis

Turning packaging into building materials is helping the John Lewis Partnership close the loop on plastics

Business models evolve

Paul Suff finds out how company strategies are changing to become more sustainable

My career: Peter Bragg

Peter Bragg describes how he moved from being a consultant into working in the railway sector and gained his current role as Eurostar's head of enviro...

Practitioner publications for sale

The complete library of practice guides has been made available to IEMA members at an exclusive discounted price

1,000th Full member named

On 4 August, IEMA reached a milestone as its 1,000th current Full member achieved his MIEMA suffix

Policy update: Making footprints

Martin Baxter, IEMA's executive director of policy, on measuring the carbon footprints of products

Vision 2020 roadshow update

As part of the development of IEMA's Vision 2020, chief executive Tim Balcon has spent much of the past four weeks travelling around the UK and Irelan...

IEMA launches 2013 graduate award

IEMA's annual search for the best of the profession's emerging talent is now open

Single-Use Carrier Bags Charge Regs (NI) 2013

The Single-Use Carrier Bags Charge Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 came into force on 8 April 2013

Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013

The Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013 came into force on 9 April 2013

Costs Protection (Aarhus) Regs (NI) 2013

The Costs Protection (Aarhus Convention) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 came into force on 15 April 2013

Renewable Fuel Obligations (Amend) Order 2013

The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2013 came into force on 15 April 2013

Building Regulations &c (Wales) Regs 2013

The Building Regulations &c (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2013 came into force on 19 April 2013

Environmental Permitting (No. 2) Regs 2013

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2013 came into force on 26 April

Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Amend) Regs 2013

The Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Amendment) and Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (England) (Amendmen...

RHI Scheme (Amendment) Regs 2013

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 30 April 2013

EC Regs 396/2013 and 397/2013 - CO2 from new cars

European Commission Regulation 396/2013 and Regulation 397/2013 on the monitoring of carbon from new cars came into force on 7 May 2013

Action for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones Regs 2013

The Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 came into force on 15 May

Potocnik welcomes 'weaker' rules on water pollution

New European legislation to tackle water pollution will offer greater protection for the environment despite being "substantially weakened" during neg...

This month's successful members

IEMA would like to pass on its congratulations to the following individuals on successfully upgrading their membership

€3.45bn boost for environment projects

European authorities have given the green light for €3.45 billion to be spent on environment projects in the next phase of the LIFE programme

Excellence benchmarks outlined for retailers

A new report from the Joint Research Centre highlights best environmental management practices in the retail sector

Woodland carbon code launched on Markit

The woodland carbon code (WCC) has been launched on the Markit environmental registry, the platform that enables account holders to manage all their e...

Coca-Cola's 2020 goals

By 2020 Coca-Cola will have improved the water efficiency of its drinks by 25% per litre, under its new sustainability targets

EU wants tougher inspections for waste shipments

The European Commission is proposing to strengthen legislation on the transfer of waste across international borders

Rentokil firm fails to note waste

A subsidiary of well-known pest control and hygiene services company Rentokil has been fined £4,000 after failing to complete necessary paperwork for ...

MPs reveal concerns over planned sentencing guidelines

The House of Commons justice committee has warned that draft sentencing guidelines proposing bigger fines for environment offences may cause confusion

Inaccurate CERT report costs E.ON £3m

Leading energy provider E.ON has been fined £500,000 and ordered to pay customers £2.5 million after misreporting energy-saving measures to Ofgem

Defra urges firms to prepare for climate change

Organisations must take action to adapt to the changing climate, says Defra, as figures confirm the world experienced "unprecedented" extreme weather ...

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