Articles from Transform February 2012

Energy-saving device - ISO 50001

IEMA conference sponsor NQA reveals how adopting a separate approach to energy management can help organisations to cut costs, reduce carbon emissions...

Apple tests suppliers' green credentials

Technology giant Apple suspended business with two suppliers in 2011 after discovering they were in breach of environmental regulations

High-CO2 investments could be next sub-prime

The UK's future economic stability is at risk from organisations investing in activities that are damaging the environment, the Bank of England has be...

MEPs get tough on WEEE

The European Parliament has approved proposed updates to the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive (2002/96/EC), introducing new ...

Retailer's £185k fine cut in half

Discount retailer Trago Mills has had its fine for illegally dumping and burning thousands of tonnes of waste halved by Exeter Crown Court

BASF adopts water stewardship standard

Global chemical company BASF has announced it will implement the European Water Partnership's stewardship standard at all its sites in "water-stressed...

Axe lifted from remediation relief

The Treasury has confirmed that plans to abolish tax relief on land remediation will not go ahead

Southwest to lead wave power

The UK's first marine energy park will be based in southwest England, energy minister Greg Barker has announced

Zero-carbon from buildings possible by 2050

The UK can remove all CO2 emissions being emitted from homes and offices by 2050 if the government introduces legally-binding energy performance stand...

Case law >> Breaking free from paper chains

Colleen Theron and Deirdre Lyons from LexisPSL explain what the quashing of St Regis Paper's conviction for intentionally falsifying data means for co...

In parliament >> The north-south divide

Chris Davies, MEP, discusses the differences in approach to environmental regulation between the north and south of Europe

Firms keen to invest in sustainability

Spending by large UK firms on energy, environment and sustainability initiatives will grow at an average of 16% a year between now and 2015, according...

Beating the bean counters

Mark Everard calls on practitioners to fight back against environment management by numbers

Welcome to the hot seat

Paul Suff warns Ed Davey of the pressures that lie ahead for him as the new energy and climate change secretary

ROCky road ahead

Andrew Dyne and Alistair Davison on the proposed changes to the allocation of Renewables Obligation Certificates

The art of interaction

In the latest in his series of articles examining the IEMA Associate certificate syllabus, Paul Reeve goes back to basics on how to identify environme...

Agency creates its own better place

the environmentalist reports on sustainability initiatives that are saving the Environment Agency more than £6 million a year

Flooding and Coastal Erosion (Wales) Order 2011

The Incidental Flooding and Coastal Erosion (Wales) Order 2011 published 1 December 2011

EU Directive 2011/97/EU - mercury waste

EU Directive 2011/97/EU published 13 December 2011

Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations Order 2011

The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations (Amendment) Order 2011 published 15 December 2011

Breaking through the grass ceiling

With substantial energy and biodiversity benefits, firms all over the UK are investing in green roofs. Becky Allen learns more

Electricity and Gas (CO2 Emissions) Order 2011

The Electricity and Gas (Carbon Emissions and Community Energy Saving) (Amendment) Order 2011 published 22 December 2011

Pollution Prevention and Control (No.2) Regs (NI) 2011

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Amendment No.2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 31 December 2011

Environmental Permitting (Amend No.2) Regs 2011

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2011 published 1 January 2012

GHG Emissions Trading Scheme (Amend) Regs 2011

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (Registries and Fees etc) Regulations 2011 published 1 January 2012

Pollution Control (Industrial Emissions) Order 2011

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Designation of Industrial Emissions Directive) (Scotland) Order 2011 published 1 January 2012

Thirsty work - managing water

With the issue of water scarcity rising up the corporate agenda, the environmentalist reports on how companies are responding

My career: Henrietta Anstey

Henrietta Anstey explains how she moved from banking to head of environment and sustainability with BAE Systems

Setting the pace for sustainability skills

Claire Lea addresses the need to narrow the gap between the skills available and those increasingly in demand by businesses facing a raft of environme...

IEMA offers graduates advice

IEMA joined forces with the Guardian advice graduates on how to move into an environmental role.

IEMA wins international EIA award

Institute receives IAIA accolade for its EIA Quality Mark scheme and its special report into 25 years of impact assessment practice

Sun shines on the righteous

Stephen Tromans reminds us that the government must always act lawfully when changing the rules

Suppliers' CO2 cuts lag behind

Big businesses are being urged to do more to support their supply chains' sustainability efforts, after survey reveals 15% gap in the number of firms ...

UK examines viability of hydrogen cars

Car manufacturers and utilities firms are joining forces in a new government task force to assess whether widespread adoption of hydrogen-powered vehi...

Targeting methane will slow global warming

Smarter air pollution measures targeting emissions of methane and black carbon could slow global temperature rises by 0.5ºC by 2050, according to scie...

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