Articles from Transform December 2014

Getting environment in the railway line

Paul Suff reports on how its infrastructure division has inspired Network Rail to equip its workforce with environment skills

Delivering the right solutions

Paul Suff talks to commercial director Lynda Millar about the work of iemaSTS

Training focus - Collective action

the environmentalist finds out how trade unions are helping to deliver green skills

Treasury mulls natural capital

Measurement of natural capital could be included in official public sector guidance on appraising costs and benefits of projects and policies.

Green technologies secure jobs

Renewable energy and energy efficiency can create up to 10 times more jobs per unit of electricity generated or saved than fossil fuels, according to ...

US and Chinese leaders pledge action on greenhouse gases

In a joint announcement, US president Barack Obama has pledged to cut net US greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 26-28% by 2025 against 2005 levels, and...

Campaigners lobby Juncker on threat to air and waste legislation

Politicians and campaigners have voiced serious concerns over plans by the European commission to axe two key pieces of environmental legislation.

Short cuts

A round up of news from the Met Office, BSI, the Green Investment Bank and the UK Energy Research Centre.

In parliament - MEPs mount a fightback

The new European commission took office this month under the helm of Jean-Claude Juncker, a former banker and long-time prime minister of Luxembourg, ...

Language key to engagement

The government needs to develop more pragmatic language, action and incentives if businesses are to buy into the low carbon and sustainability agenda,...

IEA says carbon budget will be exhausted by 2040

Policy and market developments will not be enough to stem the rise in carbon dioxide emissions by 2040, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warn...

Honda launches solar-powered hydrogen station

The UK's first commercial scale solar-powered hydrogen production and refuelling station was launched by a consortium of businesses including Honda an...

Scottish compliance edges up

Almost 90% of operators regulated by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) under its compliance assessment scheme (CSA) achieved an excell...

Business plans

the environmentalist gives a round up of environment management news from companies including Asda, Marks & Spencer and the InterContinental Hotels Gr...

Case law >> green belt developments

Non-green belt factors in green belt developments

Discharge breach costs £33,621

Polluting a brook with clay material from its Knutton Quarry site at Newcastle-under-Lyme has cost Ibstock Bricks more than £33,000.

Solar judicial review fails

Four solar energy companies have failed in their legal challenge to Decc's decision to end subsidies for large solar farms two years ahead of schedule...

Auto firms pay $100 million for breaching Clean Air Act

Hyundai and Kia are to pay a $100 million civil penalty to US authorities for violating the Clean Air Act. This is the largest penalty imposed under t...

Searching for the real meaning

Stephen Tromans looks at two recent court decisions and whether they provide clarification of the meaning of the word "likely" in environmental impact...

Campaign to tackle 'perfect storm' gathers momentum

IEMA's campaign for action on bridging the global economy's environment and sustainability skills gap was launched in October and has since generated ...

Policy update - IEMA position on sustainability skills

On 10 December, IEMA will be back at Westminster to launch its position statement on creating the skills needed to drive the transformation to a susta...

ISO 14001 certifications top 300,000

The latest data from International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) on the uptake of 14001 reveals that the number of certificates issued worldw...

More successful IEMA members

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

Readers' end of year quiz

Pit your wits against colleagues on important environmental developments in 2014.

IEMA Training Courses 2015

A list of all the IEMA approved training providers and the courses they are providing throughout January-June 2015

My career: Lisa Hawker

Senior environmental consultant and project manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Putting a price on the environment

Yorkshire Water's environmental profit and loss account is an industry first. Paul Suff reports

The view from above

Lucie Ponting discovers how satellites and remote-sensing technologies are aiding companies like Drax and Ecover

Changing behaviour

Jan Maskell describes what sustainability professionals can learn from psychology

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