Articles from Transform June 2011

Framing the future

IEMA has launched its competency framework for the environment profession. Paul Suff finds out how it can help practitioners and employers

Government approves deep carbon cuts by 2027

UK carbon emissions will halve by 2025 compared with 1990 levels if the fourth carbon budget set by the government is met.

Mixed reaction to mandatory GHG reporting

A Defra consultation on whether companies should be forced to report their greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions has sparked a debate as to the effectiveness...

Firms ignoring energy efficiency measures

Research by British Gas Business (BGB) suggests that the majority (70%) of UK businesses are not currently considering investing in energy-efficiency ...

IEMA's 2010 annual report published

IEMA's report on membership, and financial and policy performance for the 2010 period is now available online for members to download.

GIB key to low-carbon transition

Business secretary, Vince Cable, outlines progress on the Green Investment Bank as the Treasury squeezes DECC spending.

In Parliament >> Energy plan A or plan B - it's time to choose

Alan Whitehead MP takes a closer look at the government's attitude to nuclear power

UK infrastructure at risk

Funding for local flood protection must be extended to protect infrastructure assets, warns the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) as UK energy, tra...

UK ecosystems undervalued and weakening

Almost one-third of the UK's ecosystems services are in decline and decision makers have consistently failed to consider the billions of pounds the na...

Recovery of rare earths

New research reveals how Europe can better manage its use of rare earth metals

EMR criticised by ministers

The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee has raised serious questions as to the viability of plans to reform the UK's electricity market

UK lags behind on 16001

Figures compiled by the German Federal Environment Agency show that 150 sites worldwide had achieved BS EN 16001 certification by the start of May.

Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (NI) 2011

The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 4 May 2011

ETS emissions rise 3% in 2010

New figures for 2010 show that greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from installations covered by the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) increased by 3% comp...

Yes to UK shale gas

MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee have given their backing to shale gas drilling in the UK.

Plastic bags out?

A European consultation on reducing the use of plastic carrier bags has been criticised by the UK's Packaging and Films Association (PAFA) as unsuppor...

Seven CCS projects compete for funding

Seven potential carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects are among 12 UK applications submitted to the European Investment Bank (EIB) f...

Case Law >> Saving Britain's heritage

Colleen Theron and Deirdre Lyons detail a new case that confirms the demolition of buildings do qualify as "projects" under the EIA Directive.

Inside Science >> Modelling the future

Defra scientists Professor Robert Watson and Dr Rupert Lewis examine the science behind climate modelling

EC/366/2011 & EC/494/2011- REACH amendments

European Commission Regulation 366/2011 published 5 May and EC/494/2011 which will come into force on 12 January 2012

Single Use Carrier Bags Act (NI) 2011

The Single Use Carrier Bags Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 4 May 2011

EC/394/2011 - Aircraft operators in EU ETS

EC Regulation 394/2011 - Aircraft operators to become part of EU emissions trading scheme

Water (Prevention of Pollution) (Wales) Order 2011

The Water (Prevention of Pollution) (Code of Good Agricultural Practice) (Wales) Order 2011 published on 19 April 2011

Landfill (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2011

The Landfill (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 15 April 2011

Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) Regs 2011

The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 published 13 April 2011

Planning (General Development) Order (NI) 2011

The Planning (General Development) (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 6 April 2011

Waste (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Wales) Regs 2011

The Waste (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Wales) Regulations 2011 published 29 March 2011

Making an impact - 25 years of EIA

The environmental impact assessment Directive is 25 years old. Lucie Ponting reports on its influence and what now needs to change.

From beer to biogas - and back

Becky Allen finds out how a chance meeting led to the UK's first gas-to-grid anaerobic digestor

Natural software selection

In the third article in her series, Alison Smith outlines the best approach to choosing the right environmental management software for your organisat...

New CRC guidance from the Environment Agency

The Environment Agency (EA) has asked IEMA to assist in making environment professionals aware of their updated guidance on the Carbon Reduction Commi...

The e-learning curve

Sarah-Jayne Russell talks to IEMA members and training providers to find out the real benefits and pitfalls of studying online

Investing in the future - making your business case

Helen Woolston on how to make the business case for spending money on environment projects or programmes

2011 conference programme unveiled

The programme of sessions, speakers and workshops for IEMA's 2011 conference is now almost complete.

IEMA joins alliance supporting new carbon targets

An alliance of the UK's largest businesses and environmental groups welcomed the government's commitment to a legally binding target to reduce carbon ...

Two more additions to the EIA Quality Mark scheme

IEMA would like to welcome Savills and Entec to the EIA Quality Mark scheme, bringing the total number of registrants to 40.

IEMA in the spotlight for reporting consultation

IEMA warmly welcomes the consultation on greenhouse-gas (GHG) reporting, publicly backing the consultation in the media.

IEMA's first e-Briefing published

Members can now download a helpful document, the first in a new series of online briefing notes, from IEMA's website and a new area on the environment...

Sowing the seeds of environmental management

IEMA's Acorn scheme has been in operation since 2004 and has guided hundreds of organisations of every size and sector through its phased approach to ...

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