Articles from Transform January 2015

Closing the performance gap

A new development in Brighton has shown that sustainable buildings can work. Ben Gill reports

Grade A information

Jim Kandler and Aidan Turnbull believe that sharing data will greatly improve the quality of RoHS and REACH declarations

Trying something new

Paul Suff learns how Sainsbury's is aiming to reduce its absolute operational carbon footprint by 30% by the end of the decade

Solar companies fail in judicial review of policy

Keith Davidson from LexisPSL on the failure of a judicial review application by solar companies challenging Decc's decision to close the Renewables Ob...

My career: Simon Smith

Environmental adviser Scotland, QinetiQ

Westminster launch for IEMA campaign to bridge the sustainability skills gap

IEMA brought together 200 business leaders and politicians at the House of Commons in December to establish a course of action to equip the UK's workf...

All jobs greener courses receive certification

IEMA's training arm, iemaSTS, is getting 2015 off to a strong start by relaunching the all jobs greener suite of courses as certified training.

Happy new year

Last year IEMA underwent a number of changes, all of which were designed to make us a stronger organisation.

Legal pitfall potential from EIA changes

Raising the thresholds for environmental impact assessment (EIA) screening could result in legal challenges, experts warn.

In parliament: In the blue and yellow corners

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey warned late last year that, as he puts it, Conservative "ideological" opposition to onshore wind is "unde...

Laying down the law: Acting within the rules to aid growth

Simon Colvin says the new code and the planned duty on regulators to consider the impact of their actions on the economy change the regulatory landsca...

More successful IEMA members

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

What lies ahead 2015

the environmentalist highlights some of the legal and policy changes due in 2015

Here to serve

Lucie Ponting discovers that service solutions are driving sustainability in the office

Kicking the plastic bucket

Whether waste plastic is reused depends on the choices made once it is discarded.

Business plans: Cemfree, Moy Park and P&G

the environmentalist gives a round up of environment management news from companies including Cemfree, Moy Park and P&G

2014 breaks all UK records

Provisional figures from the Met Office reveal that 2014 was the warmest in the UK since records began in 1910, with temperatures 1.1°C above the long...

Agency agrees enforcement undertakings with 11 firms

Eleven companies agreed civil sanctions with the Environment Agency between May and August 2014 for failing to comply with the Producer Responsibility...

UKELA concern over guidance

Members of the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA) have expressed unease over plans by the government to reform existing development guidance.

Carbon from ships

New EU rules for monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon emissions from ships will apply from 1 January 2018, after the European environment ...

Cities central to climate action

Cities will be critical to tackling climate change, according to a series of new studies from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.

Italy gets heavy waste fine

The Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) has ordered Italy to pay €40 million for failing to comply with a 2007 judgment by the ECJ to fulfil its obligati...

Government confirms EIA exemption

Developments subject to an environmental impact assessment (EIA) or likely to have a significant effect on qualifying European sites or designed to ma...

EIA correspondence for HS2

The Environmental Audit Committee has published information it received on the compliance of the HS2 hybrid Bill process with the EU EIA Directive and...

Negotiators disagree over scrutiny of climate pledges

National climate pledges will not be formally scrutinised as the negotiators at the latest round of climate change talks failed to reach agreement on ...

UK lags on remanufacturing

Defra, Decc and the business department should actively promote remanufacturing in the UK to encourage take-up among industry, according to a new repo...

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