Articles from Transform July 2011

Business leaders vital to cutting carbon

Board-level representation is essential for progress in environmental sustainability, according to new research from the Carbon Trust

Growth put before the environment

The government's proposed approach to sustainable development in local planning has been criticised as promoting the economic agenda ahead of protecti...

New generic structure for ISO 14001 likely

The next version of ISO 14001 is likely to be written in line with a new high-level structure under consideration for all ISO management system standa...

Environmental standards 'good' for growth

Reducing "red tape" must not be at the expense of the vital role regulation plays in correcting market failures, promoting fairness and protecting the...

Industry floored by carbon price

Energy-intensive sectors should be exempt from the proposed carbon floor price (CFP), CBI director general John Cridland told the organisation's recen...

What price nature? Looking at the NEWP

The natural environment white paper for England has quickly followed publication of the national ecosystem assessment. Paul Suff examines the implicat...

ISO 14001 - 15 years of progress?

Auditor John Marsden gives his assessesment of the environmental management standard, which was first introduced in 1996

EIA Update July 2011

IEMA update on the latest EIA regulatory changes from Scotland and expected plans for legislation throughout the UK

Case Law >> Wind farm wars

Colleen Theron and Deirdre Lyons detail a Court of Appeal decision imposing a new obligation to ensure acceptable noise levels from wind turbines

In parliament >> Fish need sex!

Chris Davies, Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson in the European Parliament, welcomes the new EU fisheries commissers moves to reform the commo...

Water firm fined £145k

United Utilities has been ordered to pay more than £170,000 for illegally discharging partially treated sewage into the River Mersey.

New environmental rankings

A UK-based research body, the Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO), has unveiled its Environmental Tracking (ET) Index Series, which aims to he...

SEPA gets support for new regime

Respondents to the consultation on Scotland's environmental protection regime have generally endorsed the changes planned by the Scottish Environment ...

More transparent data from EU states

MEPs have approved legislation on "environmental growth accounts", paving the way for greater disclosure of environmental information by member states...

UK pledge to support microgeneration

The government has outlined plans for how it will encourage the uptake of small-scale renewable installations generating less than 50kWh of electricit...

Valuing nature with the NEWP

Protecting the UK's natural environment is to be placed at the heart of the government's ongoing strategic and economic approach, according to the nat...

CRC plans fail to meet demand for change

Climate change minister Greg Barker has unveiled plans to further streamline the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency scheme (CRC), which he ...

Carbon budgets in doubt

The UK will not be able to meet its first four carbon budgets if emissions continue to rise as they did in 2010, warns the Committee on Climate Change...

Passionate about the profession

IEMA reveal the results of its latest environmental skills and talent survey

IEMA's 2011 conference: Putting environment professionals in the driving seat

This year IEMA's conference focuses on how environment professionals can help organisations to meet the challenge of sustainability

EU Regulation 537/2011 - Pollution

EU Regulation 537/2011 published 1 June 2011

Electricity (Generation Exemptions) Order 2011

The Electricity (Individual Generation Exemptions) Order 2011 published 18 May

FITs (Maximum Capacity and Functions) Order 2011

The Feed-in Tariffs [FITs] (Specified Maximum Capacity and Functions) (Amendment) Order 2011 published 30 May

Town and Country Planning (EIA) (Scot) Regs 2011

The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2011 published 1 June 2011

EU Regulation 510/2011 - Pollution

EU Regulation 510/2011 enforced 3 June 2011

EU Regulation 550/2011 - Carbon trading

EU Regulation 550/2011 published 8 June

Directive 2011/63/EU - Pollution

Directive 2011/63/EU published 22 June 2011

My career: Sylvie Sasaki

Sylvie Sasaki describes how she moved from volunteering from environmental charities to environment manager at Royal Mail

What to do with our waste food?

Are Scotand's plans to order separate food waste collections the best way to achieve zero waste?

Knowledge maintenance - sustainable development

Chartered environmentalist Paul Reeve begins his journey through the syllabus of the IEMA associate certificate course by looking at sustainable devel...

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