Articles from Transform July 2013

More chemicals registered under REACH

A further 2,923 chemicals were registered with the European Chemicals Agency by the end of May as firms raced to meet the second REACH deadline

Climate change threatens overseas supply chains

The impact of climate change around the world poses a much greater threat to the UK economy than its effects nationally, says business services compan...

In Parliament >> Floored by the carbon price

Alan Whitehead, Labour MP for Southampton Test, says the government must rethink carbon floor price

New GHG factors to cause 'pain'

Organisations using Defra's greenhouse-gas (GHG) conversion factors to calculate their carbon footprints are being warned they may have to adjust thei...

Spending review special: Energy infrastructure

The 2015/16 spending review was accompanied by further details on plans to develop the UK's energy infrastructure

Spending review special: GIB gets more money

The Green Investment Bank (GIB) will receive an extra £800 million as a result of the 2015/16 spending review

Spending review special: Funds for flood defences

The government is planning to boost spending on flood defences in England

Spending plans cut Decc and Defra

Defra's budget will be cut by a further 9.6% in 2015/16 under spending plans announced by the chancellor. Decc, meanwhile, will have another 8% shaved...

The Seveso antidote

From dioxins and EU directives to murder and missing waste, Becky Allen looks at the 1976 disaster's enduring legacy

Co-op builds the future

The Co-op's new head office is a landmark for sustainability and is inspiring staff who work there to reduce their carbon footprint

Independent minds - devolution in action

Peter Brown looks at the increasingly individual approaches being taken to environment policy in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Cambridge Uni pays £35k for slurry spills

Polluting tributaries of the River Great Ouse twice in the same year has resulted in the University of Cambridge being fined a total of £28,000

Case law >> Planning condition rules out habitats assessment

Jen Hawkins and George Hobson, from LexisPSL, describe a High Court ruling that a planning condition can rule out the need for a Habitats Directive as...

Sustainability - the common thread

Darren White explains how CH2M HILL is weaving sustainability into projects using programme management principles

Turning staff on to switching off

Claire Baker reports on a project to raise staff awareness of energy consumption at Costain

Scope 3: The missing link

Victor Parrilla advises businesses on how best to measure their supply chain emissions

MEPs support ban on f-gas

The European parliament's environment committee has voted in favour of banning hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from new fridges and air-conditioning units

EIA Update | July 2013

IEMA's latest update on legislation and guidance relating to environmental impact assessment (EIA) including information on the latest positions on th...

Transparency cuts firms' energy use

Companies that publicly state energy reduction goals are more likely to invest in measures to improve efficiency and access renewable sources than les...

MPs favour mandatory sustainability reporting

As new regulations introducing mandatory greenhouse-gas (GHG) reporting were laid before parliament, the environmental audit committee (EAC) urged the...

Change agents: Just cause

Okey Ngoka describes how he helped prosecute the owner of an illegal waste operation next to the Olympic park and ensure the closure of the site

Legal brief: Trading on waste

With the export of waste a growth industry and regulators increasingly focusing their efforts on illegal transfers, Ross Fairley offers a reminder of ...

Silt costs three construction firms

Failing to prevent silt entering a watercourse during construction work has cost three companies a total of £18,000 in fines and £8,229 in costs

Natural Resources Body for Wales (Tax) Order 2013

The Natural Resources Body for Wales (Tax Consequences) Order 2013 came into force on 1 April 2013

Abolition of Commission for Rural Communities Order

The Public Bodies (Abolition of the Commission for Rural Communities) Order 2012 came into force on 1 April

Landfill Tax (Amendment) Regs 2013

The Landfill Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 April 2013

Water Fluoridation (Consultation) Regs 2013

The Water Fluoridation (Proposals and Consultation) (England) Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 April 2013

Smoke Control Areas (Fireplaces) (Wales) Order 2013

The Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (Wales) Order 2013 came into force on 3 April 2013

Smoke Control Areas (Fuels) (Wales) Regs 2013

The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 3 April 2013

Energy Performance of Buildings (Fees) Regs 2013

The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) (Fees) Regulations 2013 came into force on 6 April

Marine Licensing (Exemptions) (Amend) Order 2013

The Marine Licensing (Exempted Activities) (Amendment) Order 2013 came into force on 6 April 2013

Infrastructure Planning (Interested Parties) Regs 2013

The Infrastructure Planning (Prescribed Consultees and Interested Parties etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 6 April 2013

Infrastructure Planning (Fees) (Amend) Regs 2013

The Infrastructure Planning (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 6 April 2013

Infrastructure Planning (Miscellaneous) (Amend) Regs

The Infrastructure Planning (Miscellaneous Prescribed Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 6 April 2013

Town & Country Planning (Fees) (Scot) Regs 2013

The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 came into force on 6 April 2013

More successful IEMA members

IEMA would like to congratulate the following individuals on successfully upgrading their membership:

Amey joins ranks as an approved training provider

Public services provider Amey has become the latest organisation to join the IEMA-approved training provider list

IEMA responds to adult skills review

Limited employer engagement and a dated view of the UK's skills infrastructure impair the development of vocational qualifications, warned IEMA in its...

Policy update - Biodiversity offsetting

Nick Blyth, IEMA policy and practice lead, looks at recent development on biodiversity offsetting

CEO announces summer roadshows

Tim Balcon is to visit 14 towns and cities across the UK to gather feedback from members on what the future direction of the Institute should be

All jobs greener' gains momentum

Positive reactions to the launch of IEMA and City & Guilds' "all jobs greener" courses

Designing goods for circular economy worth £1.4 billion

Adopting a life-cycle approach to product design could prevent more than 140 million tonnes of recoverable waste being sent to landfill by 2020

MEPs do u-turn over backloading ETS

The European parliament has voted in favour of new proposals to delay the sale of carbon credits under the emissions trading scheme less than three mo...

Environment Agency and Natural England to remain separate

The Environment Agency and Natural England (NE) will remain separate entities after Defra completed its triennial review of the two bodies

Caterers can cut 1 million tonnes of CO2

The UK's catering sector could save more than one million tonnes of carbon and £250 million each year by being more energy efficient, according to res...

Scotland reveals biodiversity plan

The Scottish government has unveiled a revised biodiversity plan, which supplements the 2004 strategy and outlines desired outcomes for the end of the...

UK to bust carbon budgets, warns CCC

The UK will not meet its third or fourth carbon budgets based on current emissions reductions trends, according to the committee on climate change

Waste sector backs e-transfer notes

More than two-thirds of big waste companies support new online system to replace paper waste transfer notes, reveals Environment Agency

Innovative HVAC system wins Ashden award

The UK firm behind a ventilation system that cuts energy use by up to 90% and a school that has cut CO2 emissions by 60 tonnes a year are among winner...

Plan A nets M&S £135 million

Marks & Spencer's pioneering sustainability strategy generated a record £135 million in business benefits last year while continuing to drive down car...

CO2 from energy reaches record levels

The amount of carbon dioxide produced in generating the world's power reached a new high in 2012, but the growth in emissions could be halted if gover...

Sellafield admits sending radioactive waste to landfill

The operator of the UK's largest nuclear facility has pleaded guilty to seven safety and environment offences, after four bags of low-level radioactiv...

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