Articles from Transform June 2013

More than one deficit

Paul Suff argues that the government risks creating an unmanageable environmental deficit by continuing to slash Decc and Defra's budgets

All jobs done in a greener way

IEMA and City & Guilds unveil groundbreaking training courses to expand environment skills

High fidelity record keeping

Lucie Ponting discovers how CRC league table champion BAM ensures its energy records are top notch

Books of revelation?

Paul Suff asks experts whether forcing companies to disclose greenhouse-gas emissions in their annual reports will deliver a sea change in transparenc...

Safapac penalties total £92,000

Chemical and packaging company Safapac has been ordered to pay more than £90,000 in penalties after sentencing was passed to the Crown Court.

Three firms fined for illegal waste

Waste companies to pay more than £30,000 for dumping construction waste containing asbsestos in Yorkshire

Case law >> An LPA's role in the Habitats Directive

Jen Hawkins and George Hobson, from LexisPSL, detail a High Court decision that clarifies the role of local planning authorities in applying the Habit...

Building (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 6 February 2013

EC decision 2013/16/EU on industrial emissions

European Commission decision 2013/16/EU on industrial emissions BATs came into force on 26 March 2013

CCAs (Eligible Facilities) (Amend) Regs 2013

The Climate Change Agreements (Eligible Facilities) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013 came into force on 31 March 2013

CCL (Combined Heat and Power) (Amend) Regs 2013

The Climate Change Levy (Combined Heat and Power Stations) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 April 2013

CCA (Administration) (Amend) Regs 2013

The Climate Change Agreements (Administration) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013 came into force on 31 March

Waste & Emissions Trading Act 2003 Regs 2013

The Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 (Amendment etc) Regulations 2013 came into force on 31 March 2013

CCL (General) (Amend) Regs 2013

The Climate Change Levy (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 April 2013

Hydrocarbon Oil Duties (Amend) Regs 2013

The Hydrocarbon Oil Duties (Reliefs for Electricity Generation) (Amendments for Carbon Price Support) Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 April 2013

Renewables Obligation (Amend) Order 2013

The Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order 2013 came into force on 1 April 2013

Renewables Obligation (Scot) Amend Order 2013

The Renewables Obligation (Scotland) Amendment Order 2013 came into force on 1 April 2013

Marine Licensing (Functions) (Wales) Order 2013

The Marine Licensing (Delegation of Functions) (Wales) Order 2013 came into force on 1 April 2013

Financial Assistance (Scotland) Order 2013

The Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2013 came into force on 1 April 2013

Civil Legal Aid (Types of Pollution) Regs 2012

The Civil Legal Aid (Prescribed Types of Pollution of the Environment) Regulations 2012 came into force on 1 April 2013

This month's successful members

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

Policy update - Smarter guidance and reporting

Martin Baxter, IEMA's executive director of policy, looks at plans by Defra to streamline regulatory guidance

Making champions out of members

IEMA's new CEO Tim Balcon sets out his agenda for the rest of 2013 and makes member engagement a high priority

Talking to marketing

Nick Coad and Paul Pritchard discuss how best to engage marketers

In Parliament >> EU lands new fisheries policy

Chris Davies, Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson in the European parliament, heralds the reforms to European fisheries policy

Checking out carbon

A new measurement methodology is set to transform the way in which the hospitality sector reports carbon emissions. the environmentalist finds out how...

My career special: Good Fellows

IEMA Fellows are at the top of the profession. John Barwise talks to five about their careers

GHG target offset by lower ambition on renewables

The UK backs tougher EU target for cutting greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, but refuses to support more stretching renewable energy goals

Training focus: Making the right choice

Selecting a staff training course that will help an organisation meet its learning objectives requires careful analysis, says Fiona Draper

Training focus: Building a global training platform

Ever wondered how to rollout training in different languages to a large audience using few resources? Bekir Andrews explains how Balfour Beatty did it

Training focus: Mapping the profession

IEMA's skills map is central to the development of the profession. the environmentalist learns how practitioners and organisations are using it

New GRI guidelines focus on 'materiality'

A greater emphasis on "materiality" is at the heart of the Global Reporting Initiative's (GRI) new sustainability reporting guidelines, "G4" - the fou...

Most of UK species in decline

Sixty per cent of UK species are in decline and more than 10% are under threat of disappearing altogether, finds a new report from a consortium of 25 ...

Warnings over ammonia emissions

Urgent action is needed to tackle rising ammonia emissions, according to scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

TEEB publishes guidance manual

UNEP has launched a guidance manual for conducting country studies in line with the recommendations of the 2010 economics of ecosystems and biodiversi...

Bees get further protection

The insecticide fipronil poses a "high acute" risk to honeybees when used as a seed treatment for maize, according to a risk assessment by the Europea...

Legal brief: A game changer?

Simon Colvin describes the proposed new sentencing guidelines that could bring about a revolution in how courts deal with environmental offences

RHI tariffs for business to rise

The government is planning to raise the tariff levels for heating technologies that fail to meet forecast demand under the non-domestic Renewable Heat...

Cost of natural disasters on the rise

The direct costs of past disasters are likely to be at least 50% higher than previously reported, according to the 2013 global assessment report on di...

ECHA consults on work plans

The European Chemicals Agency has called for feedback on its first five-year strategic plan

BT calls for a better future

Telecoms giant BT has unveiled a new "better future" strategy to support its commitment to being a responsible and sustainable business

Invest in low-CO2 tech not gas, says CCC

Investing in low-carbon technologies could save consumers at least £25 billion, whereas pouring money into gas-fired generation would only produce sig...

Smarter guidance could save firms £1bn

UK businesses could save more than £1 billion over 10 years, if government guidelines on environment legislation were easier to follow, claims Defra

EMS audits assuring compliance 'long way off'

Third-party audits of environment management systems (EMS) are not capable of providing the level of assurance needed by regulators, say researchers

£133k fine for inadequate COMAH plan

A Midlands engineering firm has been fined £133,000 after its emergency plans failed to prevent fire-fighting water and chemicals polluting the River ...

EU backs green infrastructure

The European Commission will develop a new finance mechanism for green infrastructure projects in a bid to mainstream initiatives such as floodplain r...

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