Articles from Transform March 2013

2013 IEMA practitioners' survey

IEMA's sixth annual practitioners' survey finds that well over half of members secured a pay increase in 2012 and two-thirds say they are happy at wor...

On the job - the 2013 labour market

What is the outlook for the environment jobs market in 2013? Paul Suff investigates

Redefining certainty

After listening to a debate on the inclusion of a decarbonisation target in the Energy Bill, Sarah-Jayne Russell asks if policy certainty, particularl...

Energy Act 2011 (Amend) (Buildings) Regs 2012

The Energy Act 2011 (Amendment) (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations 2012 came into force on 26 January 2013

Biffa fined £105k after pollution reaches aquifer

One of the UK's largest waste management firms has been fined £105,000, and ordered to pay more than £26,900 in costs, after decomposed waste from one...

Pollution Prevention & Control (Scot) Regs 2012

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Regulations 2012 came into force on 7 January 2013

Building Regulations &c. (Amend) Regs 2012

The Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2012 came into force on 9 January 2013

Energy Performance of Buildings Regs 2012

The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 came into force 9 January 2013

Energy Performance of Buildings (Amend) Regs 2013

The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) etc. (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 27 January 2013

Energy Performance of Buildings (Scot) (Amend) Regs

The Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 came into force on 27 January 2013

EC Reg 34/2013 - chemical residue levels

European Commission Regulation 34/2013, on the maximum residue levels for chemicals including ametoctradin, came into force on 27 January 2013

Career development events in 2013

IEMA introduce their comprehensive programme of events and webinars designed to help members' professional development

Students get sustainable ID opportunity

IEMA is working with the national union of students (NUS) to challenge those studying at universities or colleges to design a new generation of IEMA m...

IEMA's new professional development adviser

The Institute introduces its professional development adviser Dipvandan Mehta and encourages members to get in touch with any CPD queries

Policy update - Accounting for green power

IEMA's Nick Blyth on the development of new guidelines on how to account for greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions produced by electricity from "green" tarif...

Change agents: People power

Thomas Tang reveals how he has helped to engage AECOM's workforce with sustainability, cutting water and electricity use across Asia

EC Regulation 1194/2012 - ecodesign of lamps

European Commission Regulation 1194/2012 on ecodesign of lamps came into force on 3 January 2013

Hazardous Substances in Electronics Regs 2012

The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 came into force on 2 January 2013

Air Passenger Duty (Commence) Order (NI) 2012

The Air Passenger Duty (2012 Act) (Commencement) Order (Northern Ireland) 2012 came into force on 1 January 2013

Air Passenger Duty (Amend) Regs 2012

The Air Passenger Duty (Amendment) Regulations 2012 came into force on 1 January 2013

Smarter connections

With the rollout of smart meters across the UK due to start next year, Peter Brown reports on how energy firms are preparing and the challenges they f...

Jaguar Land Rover shifts gears

Paul Suff discovers how Jaguar Land Rover is driving down environmental impacts across its operations

CRC league table reveals fall in emissions

Total emissions of participants fell by close to 8%, but the top-ranked firm questions the methodology used to calcuate the results as construction co...

Making waste add up

Will Simpson learns how SITA calculates the CO2 produced by different waste disposal routes

Detective work and contamination

Successfully tracking down the source of contamination depends on applying the right analysis tools for the job. Scientist Stephen Mudge explains

Urban areas cover 9% of England

The amount of land in England covered by urban settlements has nearly doubled over the past 70 years, confirms regulator

£25k penalty for AD spill

Firm operating one of the UK's largest anaerobic digestion (AD) plants, has been fined £25,000 for polluting a local waterway

Case law >> EIA screening and mitigation measures

LexisPSL's Jen Hawkins and George Hobson on a High Court ruling that confirms EIA screenings can consider mitigation

Sustainability = profitability, say companies

Sustainability is paying off for a growing number of firms, according to a US study, with more than one-third of companies polled agreeing that such i...

REACH 'functioning well', says Commission

The regulatory regime monitoring the use of chemicals in Europe is performing well, according to the European Commission, but action is needed to impr...

Extreme weather in 2012 costs insurers £1bn

Record breaking levels rainfall in the UK during 2012 resulted in 486,000 insurance claims and cost £1.19 billion, confirms the Association of British...

EIA Update | March 2013

IEMA's latest update on legislation and guidance relating to environmental impact assessment (EIA) including an update on the Institute's work discuss...

Cameron focuses on energy efficiency

Energy-savvy businesses will win the race for limited resources, the prime minister said at the launch of Decc's energy efficiency mission

Legal brief: Sniffing out trouble

Simon Colvin reveals why odour is a hot topic at the moment, particularly for businesses operating in the waste and manufacturing sectors

In Parliament >> Energy Bill lacks CO2 target

Alan Whitehead MP argues that the Energy Bill must include a decarbonisation target

Shorter week can reduce global warming

Reducing working hours over the rest of the century could eliminate up to 50% of the global warming not already locked in, according to analysis by th...

Scotland's public sector can cut CO2 by 27%

Scotland's hospitals, schools and local authorities could cut their carbon footprint by more than one-quarter by 2030, according to the Carbon Trust

Ofgem to review green energy tariffs

The UK's energy regulator it is to look at the scheme which ensures that electricity supplied on so-called "green tariffs" are from renewable sources

Carbon Trust launches water standard

The Carbon Trust has launched a certification scheme to help organisations tackle their water consumption

£4k fine after contractors kill protected species

The firm managing a hydro-electric scheme in Perthshire has been fined £4,000 for repeatedly failing to prevent contractors from polluting the River L...

Updated: ISO calls for opinions on 14001 revision

Users of ISO 14001 and ISO 14004 are being asked to what extent the revised standards should consider resource efficiency, pollution prevention and or...

Cement sector sets target to cut GHGs by 81%

The UK's cement manufacturers outline plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by four-fifths by 2050, but say cuts are reliant on carbon captur...

UK's carbon footprint shrinks 7%

The UK produced 7% fewer greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions during 2011, bringing the country's total output to a record 28.5% below 1990 levels, DECC has...

New permitting rules to boost recycling

Waste recovery plants will have to report weekly on the materials they are processing under proposed permit changes aimed at improving the quality of ...

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