Articles from Transform December 2013

Training focus: All together now

Paul Suff reports on how City & Guilds and IEMA plan to make all jobs greener

Training focus: All together now

Sir John Armitt, chair of City & Guilds, and representatives from Ricoh, Rolls-Royce and Tata Steel discuss the importance of ensuring all workers hav...

Training focus: Getting ahead of the pack

Achieving top marks in the IEMA Associate exam is down to the groundwork you put in

Training focus: Stepping up the standard

IEMA outlines forthcoming changes to the requirements for Full membership

Policy update: Greening UK infrastructure

IEMA's executive director of policy Martin Baxter argues that the government must stick to the green policies it outlined in coming to power, to reap ...

December's successful members

IEMA would like to congratulate the following individuals on recently upgrading their membership:

All jobs greener course works for housing group

IEMA's "all jobs greener" training scheme took another step forward on 13 November as the first "working with environmental sustainability" course too...

Impressive' international experience wins consultant the 2013 IEMA graduate award

Coco Smits, a graduate environmental scientist and consultant at international engineering and project management business Royal HaskoningDHV, was nam...

EU Directive 2013/39/EU on priority substances

EU Directive 2013/39/EU on priority substances in water policy came into force on 9 September 2013

EC Regulation 801/2013 on ecodesign requirements

EC Regulation 801/2013 on ecodesign of electrical and electronic goods came into force on 11 September 2013

Water Environment (Scot) Act 2003 (No 9) Order 2013

The Water Environment and Water Services (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No 9) Order 2013 came into force on 21 September 2013

RHI (Amendment) (No 2) Regs 2013

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2013 came into force on 24 September 2013

Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amend) Regs 2013

The Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 30 September

Town & Country Planning (Fees) (Eng) (Amend) Regs 2013

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications, Requests and Site Visits) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into ...

Enterprise & Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Abolition of Conservation Area Consent) (Consequential and Saving Provisions) (Eng) Order 2013

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Abolition of Conservation Area Consent) (Consequential and Saving Provisions) (England) Order 2013 came...

Town & Country Planning General (Amend) (Eng) Regs 2013

The Town and Country Planning General (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 October 2013

Companies Act 2006 (Directors' Report) Regs 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 came into force 1 October 2013

Building (Misc Amend) (Scotland) Regulations 2013

The Building (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 October 2013

EC Regulation 945/2013 on cypermethrin

European Commission Regulation 945/2013 on cypermethrin came into force on 23 October

EC Reg 944/2013 on substances and mixtures

European Commission Regulation 944/2013 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures came into force on 23 October 2013

Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Wales) Regs 2013

The Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Wales) Regulations 2013 came into force on 25 October 2013

EC amending decision 2007/742/EC on ecolabel

European Commission amending decision 2007/742/EC prolonging the award of the EU ecolabel in some cases came into force on 1 November 2013

Designation of the UK GIB Order 2013

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Designation of the UK Green Investment Bank) Order 2013 came into force on 7 November 2013

Town & Country Planning (Fish Farming) (Scot) Regs 2013

The Town and Country Planning (Marine Fish Farming) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 came into force on 8 November 2013

Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Misc Amend) Regs 2013

The Nitrate Pollution Prevention (Designation and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013 came into force on 18 November 2013

Carbon Capture Readiness Regs 2013

The Carbon Capture Readiness (Electricity Generating Stations) Regulations 2013 came into force on 25 November 2013

EC Reg 1088/2013 - equipment containing halons

European Commission Regulation 1088/2013 on import and export licences of equipment containing halons came into force on 25 November

Controlled Waste & Duty of Care Regs (NI) 2013

The Controlled Waste and Duty of Care Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 came into force on 30 November 2013

Waste (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2013

The Waste (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 came into force on 30 November 2013

Electricity (Variation of Consent) (Scot) Regs 2013

The Electricity Generating Stations (Applications for Variation of Consent) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 December 2013

Noise, SWMPs etc (Revocations & Amends) Regs

The Environmental Noise, Site Waste Management Plans and Spreadable Fats etc. (Revocations and Amendments) Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 Decem...

PPC (Designation of EED) (Scot) Order 2013

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Energy Efficiency Directive) (Scotland) Order 2013 came into force on 15 December 2013

Changes to CEnv fees

Fees related to being registered as a Chartered environmentalist are to increase from 1 January 2014

World edging towards new treaty on climate change

World leaders are on course to deliver a new global climate change treaty in 2015, claimed Marcin Korolec, president of the UN climate change conferen...

WEEE 2014 plans confirmed

The government has further clarified its plans to implement the recast EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive (2012/19/EU) and ...

Firms given flood warning

The wet weather in England in 2012 cost the economy almost £600 million, according to new research from the Environment Agency

Budget cut a challenge to future of Wrap

Defra funding of Wrap is being slashed from £26 million in 2013/14 to £15.5 million in 2014/15, leaving the waste body dependent on support from the d...

Efficiency key to EU staying competitive

European businesses exporting energy-intensive goods will lose out to firms in the US and Asia unless they become more energy efficient

Closing up shop

Michelle Purcell provides an insight into the decommissioning of licensed industrial sites in Ireland

Stuffing ourselves?

Peter Brown investigates the main environmental impacts of traditional Christmas celebrations

Certifying compliance

John Barwise on whether third-party EMS audits of permitted sites can guarantee legal compliance

EIA Update | December 2013

IEMA's latest update on environmental impact assessment (EIA) practice including progress on the revision to the EU Directive

Taking the lead role

Sarah-Jayne Russell learns how the Ambassador Theatre Group is bringing the curtain down on its environmental impacts

Taking the lead role

Sarah-Jayne Russell learns how ATG's environmental ambassadors play a key role in the management of its impacts, and how the whole group participated ...

Change agent: Changing tracks

Tertius Beneke describes how his work at Network Rail is endeavouring to embed sustainability across all the UK's major rail infrastructure projects

In parliament >> A word on behalf of ECO

Following the government's announcement that it will scale back the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), Alan Whitehead MP offers the scheme his support

British Gas pilots electric fleets

British Gas has teamed up with Nissan in the UK's largest trial of commercial electric vehicles

CSR reporting now 'mainstream', says KPMG

More than 70% of the world's largest firms publicly report on their sustainability performance, but few are considering the financial impacts of envir...

Creating a new pecking order

Niall Enright argues that it is time to rethink the conventional five-stage waste hierarchy

£67,000 penalty for chemical spill

Polluting a tributary of a river in Essex with an agricultural chemical has cost a farming business more than £67,000

Community order for waste offences

Glasgow Sheriff Court has ordered a company director to undertake 135 hours of unpaid work in the community for a series of waste offences

Case law >> Identical development ensures EIA compliance

Jen Hawkins from LexisPSL describes a High Court ruling that upheld a decision to grant planning permission for a housing development despite failure ...

SEAT goes solar

Automotive manufacturer SEAT is to save 7,000 tonnes of CO2 a year at its Martorell factory after installing 53,000 solar panels

Green search engine plants a tree a minute

Environmentally friendly search engine ecosia.org has announced that it is now planting a tree every 60 seconds

Ignorance and finance hampering energy savings

UK businesses are missing out on cost savings worth £1.6 billion due to a lack of available finance for energy efficiency measures and leadership buy-...

Updated: EU commits 20% of budget to green policies

The European Union will spend at least one-fifth of its €960 billion budget to 2020 on tackling climate change and encouraging low-carbon growth

Dust nuisance costs recycling firm £71k

A Swindon waste company has been ordered to pay £71,000 in penalties after dust from its unlicensed site 'blighted' neighbouring businesses

Biodiversity offset plan a 'box-ticking exercise'

Defra proposals for a biodiversity offsetting scheme are "overly simplistic" and don't offer enough protection for important habitats, warns the envir...

Updated: Industrial pollution at record low

Serious pollution incidents in England fell to a new low in 2012, as regulated sites continued to improve their environmental performance, confirms th...

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