Articles from Transform June 2012

An inefficient Bill

Following the publication of the draft Energy Bill, Paul Suff asks what happened to the government's pledge to improve energy efficiency across the UK...

Revising ISO 14001

IEMA sets out its position on the revision of the environment management systems (EMS) standard

Energy Bill fails to give the right answers

The draft Energy Bill has failed to provide sufficient clarity of the govenrment's plans for electricity market reform (EMR), with full details on som...

In Parliament >> New life from old

Chris Davies MEP asks why vehicle dismatlers in the UK are failing to meet EU recycling targets

Water costs must rise to protect supply

UK and EU policymakers must take urgent action to ensure water security, including increasing the price of water, or risk not having adequate resource...

Low-carbon sector bucks economic trend

Sales of UK low-carbon environmental goods and services (LCEGS) grew 4.7% between 2009/10 and 2010/11, far outstripping the economy overall, which inc...

Case Law >> When timing still matters

Experts from Lexis PSL discuss the recent Berky judgement on the timing of making a judicial review claim and what this means for developers

Energy agency forecasts golden age for gas

Unconventional sources will provide a "golden age" for natural gas, says the International Energy Agency (IEA), but only if strict rules to minimise e...

Carbon neutral Windows

Software giant Microsoft has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality in its business operations in more than 100 countries during the firm's next financi...

Water runs through EIA

NEAS explains how it embeds assessment under the Water Framework Directive into EIA

Why EIA needs EMS

Linking impact assessment to an environment management system is vital, says Martin Broderick

Click to screen: EIA software

Experts examine three new pieces of software to see if they can improve the efficiency of environmental assessments

Institute receives IAIA award

Josh Fothergill, IEMA's policy and practice lead on EIA, has collected IEMA's prize from the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA)

Find out more about the new Associate exam

IEMA is to host a live webinar and webchat on 29 June to share more information on the new Associate exam format and how to apply

New council members elected

IEMA reveals new council representatives as voted in by the membership

Planning legislation in England

On April 6 a suite of regulations and orders with regards the planning regime in England were enforced.

Controlled Waste (Eng & Wales) Regs 2012

The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012

Water Act Orders (Eng) (Wales) 2012

The Water Act 2003 (Commencement No.11) Order 2012 and the Water Act 2003 (Commencement No.3) (Wales) Order 2012 published 6 April

Infrastructure Planning (EIA) (Amend) Regs 2012

The Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 published 13 April

Planning legislation in Wales

On April 13 a suite of regulations and orders with regards the planning regime in Wales were enforced.

Arrested development in EIA?

Paul Suff reports on a discussion about the future of environmental impact assessment

Going down to Rio+20

Joan Walley, MP for Stoke-on-Trent North and chair of the environmental audit committee, argues that leaders must ramp up global ambition to tackle su...

Poor progress on global sustainability goals

Research by UNEP has revealed that of 90 internationally agreed targets aimed at tackling climate change, water quality and biodiversity loss, signifi...

Sky turns on wind power

A 155m-high wind turbine has started to power Sky's broadcast centre in west London

Revamped online recycling directory

Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) has updated its online tool to help organisations find recycling and reuse services in their local area.

HMRC clarifies landfill tax rules

HMRC has been forced to issue a second clarification on landfill tax rates after protesters blocked Parliament Square over new guidance.

Giving professional intelligence a boost

Richard Campen outlines the four ESP&P intelligences and argues that understanding people is the real key to delivering change

Training focus: Find the right path

A year after IEMA published its skills map, Sarah-Jayne Russell finds out how it is being used to direct professional development

Training focus: Online testing

Paul Suff discovers how IEMA's new entry exam for Associate membership differs from the open book assessment

UK-Iceland agree geothermal partnership

Icelandic volcanoes could provide the UK with low-carbon electricity in future after the two countries signed an agreement to work more closely on ene...

Updated: FDs fail to see benefits of GHG reporting

More than one-third of finance directors in the UK oppose the introduction of mandatory greenhouse-gas (GHG) reporting, according to a survey by Lex A...

£18m fund for Scottish marine power

The Scottish government is offering companies developing wave and tidal renewable technologies millions of pounds of support in a bid to speed up comm...

O2 connects mobile phone emissions

O2 and the Carbon Trust have collaborated on research to determine the carbon footprint of the mobile phone company's voice and data services.

Solar PV FIT cuts confirmed

Payments under the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme for domestic-scale solar photovoltaics (PV) are to be cut every three months from 1 August, DECC has co...

Defra publishes biodiversity indicators

The environment department has revealed key figures on the health of priority species and habitats across the UK

EU must rule on UK air quality breaches

A campaign to have the government's plans for combating nitrous dioxide pollution ruled illegal in the UK has failed, despite Defra admitting that it...

European GHG emissions up in 2010

A return to economic growth and cold winter weather resulted in a 2.4% increase in greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from EU member states during 2010, a...

Business leaders want action on sustainability

Seven out of 10 chief executives polled by PwC want policymakers attending Rio+20 to agree more ambitious action on issues like energy, water and sust...

Councils are key to climate action

Limited funding and a lack of obligation is stopping local authorities making a crucial contribution to tackling climate change, putting the achieveme...

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