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Business interest in solar falls after cuts

Businesses are dropping plans to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roofs of offices and factories after the government confirmed cuts to r...

Businesses keen to put Paris deal into practice

The Paris climate change agreement gives companies a clear incentive to look closely at how they are positioned for a low-carbon future, business grou...

Making energy choices

The new feed-in tariffs (FITs) for solar and wind is a cut of nly63% instead of the 91% originally proposed.

Firms lack innovation and skills

Innovation is often missing from strategies developed by European companies to respond to climate change, new research has found.

Truss confirms flood review

Environment secretary Liz Truss has confirmed that the government is reviewing national flood resilience after 16,000 properties in England were flood...

Waste targets too low, say MEPs

Recycling and landfill targets proposed by the European commission have been slammed as too low by MEPs.

Business plans

A round-up of business news, including Unilever, Kingfisher, Sainsbury's and Arsenal.

Mobiles helping to cut CO2

Mobile communications technology saves more than 180 million tonnes of CO2-equivalent emissions a year across Europe and the US.

Clearance for support

UK energy intensive industries (EIIs) will be compensated for the policy costs of the renewable obligation and feed-in tariffs after confirmation of s...

New ecological EIA guide published

Guidance on conducting ecological impact assessments for developments in terrestrial, freshwater and coastal environments has been published by the Ch...

Natural infrastructure guide for business launched

The natural infrastructure for business online platform went live last month and aims to raise awareness of the business opportunities of investing in...

Materials marketplace

Some 2.4 million tonnes of material was placed in the first phase US materials marketplace between June and August 2015, and the pilot programme has b...

Latest IEMA membership upgrades

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

Case law: Court of Appeal backs waste recovery option

Hayley Tam of Lexis PSL on the Court of Appeal's ruling on a case bought by Tarmac on whether it could use recovered materials to reinstate a public f...

In court: January 2016

A round-up of the latest environmental court cases

South West Water fined £300,000 for sewage spill

South West Water has been fined £300,000 by Plymouth Crown Court for polluting a stream in Devon with poorly treated sewage.

EIA research - assessment and climate change

IEMA published a free guide to environmental impact assessment (EIA) and climate change resilience and adaptation in November 2015.

Airport expansion delayed for EIA

The government has delayed a decision on where to expand airport capacity in south-east England to investigate further potential environmental impacts...

IEMA working to produce framework for soil in EIA

Last month IEMA announced it would partner with the professional committee of the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) and Natural England to develo...

Policy update

The coming months will be a busy one for policy on climate change and the circular economy, while the UK's future in the EU hangs in the balance.

2015 EMS forum: the changes to 14001

Paul Suff reports from Manchester on the annual IEMA event on environment management systems

My career: Rufus Howard

Director of renewables and marine development, Royal HaskoningDHV

IEMA 2016 focus

January is naturally the prime time to set out your intent for the year ahead, so I want to begin this new year by letting you know that IEMA has some...

Legal and policy changes in 2016

the environmentalist highlights some the major changes due over the next 12 months

Understanding the Modern Slavery Act

New legislation requires companies to be transparent and report on how they are tackling modern slavery.

A coming together

Marek Bidwell finds out whether the new structure for ISO standards is driving integration of management systems

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