Articles from Transform May 2012

Commercial green deal delayed

Companies hoping to take advantage of the green deal to finance energy-efficiency measures will not be able to apply for funding when the scheme launc...

UK must consider embodied CO2

The energy department is risking the UK's climate change ambitions by failing to consider the greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions generated overseas in mak...

SEPA and MoD to examine radioactive beach

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have published plans to further investigate the radioactive contam...

Puma tops sustainability performers

German sportswear company Puma is a global leader on sustainability, according to a study of the world's 2,000 biggest companies. And, as a whole, UK ...

Fracking set to continue in UK

Independent scientists conclude that the shale gas extraction technique is safe but set limits on drilling near water sources

EMS helps cut resource use

Environment management systems are crucial to more sustainable production and consumption practices, according to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

South West Water fined £24k for sewage spills

South West Water has been fined £24,000 after failings at two of its plants resulted in sewage polluting waterways in Devon and Cornwall

Government opens new CCS competition

The opportunity to demonstrate viable carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in the UK is to get a second chance after DECC unveiled plans for a ...

In praise of regulation

As the UK automotive sector congratulates itself on cutting CO2 emissions, Paul Suff argues the real praise should go to regultors

New cars continue to drive down CO2

Carbon emissions from new cars in the UK fell a further 4.2% in 2011, reaching a record low of 138.1g CO2 per km, according to the Society of Motor Ma...

Droughts set to continue

Despite heavy rains and flash floods in April and early May, the Environment Agency (EA) has warned that much of the UK will remain in drought for the...

£60m for Met Office climate programme

DECC is investing £60 million in the Met Office Hadley Centre's Climate Programme to help maintain the UK's place as a global leader in climate resear...

DECC published renewable heat plans

The energy department has published a new strategy document examining how the UK must decarbonise heating systems by 2050

In Parliament >> Another fine mess

Alan Whitehead MP explains why he has doubts that the UK's new nuclear power stations will ever be built

EIA Update | May 2012

IEMA's latest update on legislation and guidance relating to environmental impact assessment (EIA)

Developing EIA: one year on

IEMA hosts forum to celebrate the first anniversary of launch of Institute's EIA Quality Mark scheme to improve environmental impact assessment (EIA) ...

New sustain-affinity webinars

IEMA members to benefit from free series of webinars on how to produce more sustainable communications

Progress on the skills map

The project to develop the layers and usability of the IEMA environmental skills map is continuing, with a series of introductory webinars and researc...

Does an EMS satisfy regulators?

Researchers call on IEMA members to help new project investigating how environmental management systems (EMSs) may play a role in environmental permit...

Your route to Associate membership

IEMA updates members on the significant changes occurring to the Associate membership and how the Institute assesses professionals seeking the standar...

Survey results: the future of 14001

IEMA members want the updated ISO 14001 to better consider the impacts of climate change on businesses and how to link environment management systems ...

Energy Act 2011 (Commencement) Order 2012

The Energy Act 2011 (Commencement No.1 and Saving) Order 2012 published 21 March 2012

Environmental Protection Act (No.19) Ord 2012

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Commencement No.19) Order 2012 published 1 April

Landfill Tax (Amendment) Regs 2012

The Landfill Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2012 published 1 April 2012

Smoke Control Areas (Fuels) (Eng) Regs 2012

The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (England) Regulations 2012 and the Smoke Control Areas (Exempted Fireplaces) (England) Order 2012 were publ...

Environmental Permitting (Amend) Regs 2012

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 published 6 April 2012

Contaminated Land (Eng) (Amend) Regs 2012

The Contaminated Land (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 published 6 April 2012

Contaminated Land (Wales) (Amend) Regs 2012

The Contaminated Land (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 published 6 April 2012

Flood & Water Management Act (No.6) Ord 2012

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No.6 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2012 published 6 April

Controlled Waste (Eng & Wales) Regs 2012

The Controlled Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 published 6 April 2012

Consolidated guidance for CRC participants

The Environment Agency and its Scottish (SEPA) and Northern Irish (NIEA) counterparts have published new guidance for phase I (April 2010 to March 201...

Climate change and health

A briefing paper on climate change and health has been produced by the Scottish parliament

A new dawn for planning?

Stephen Tromans QC finds the final national planning policy framework (NPPF) is better than the draft, but says questions remain

Quick wins: Managing power supply

Voltage management can help to lower energy consumption and cut carbon if applied correctly. Sarah-Jayne Russell investigates

Southampton catches some rays

Southampton City Council has installed more than 700 solar panels to its buildings as it seeks to reduce energy costs and cut carbon

In praise of plastic

Mark Everard reports on how the European plastics industry has been cleaning up its act

Does yellow and blue make green?

After two years in office, Tim Yeo and Peter Young consider the progress of the coalition's pledge to be the greenest government ever

Change agents at work: Turning trash into treasure

Andrew Maguire, health, safety and environment manager at Kepak Convenience Foods, reveals how he cut waste to landfill and created a £250k revenue st...

Olympics sustainability targets on track

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games are on course to be the most sustainable ever, according to the pre-games sustainability report

Young shoppers consider carbon

One-third of adults aged 18-25 are willing to pay more for a product that has a smaller carbon footprint than its competitors, according to new resear...

New BATs for Industrial Emission Directive

The EC has unveiled new "best available techniques" (BATs) for iron and steel, and glass production ahead of the implementation of the Industrial Emis...

Scientists distinguish atmospheric CO2

New research has found a way of distinguishing between CO2 in the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels and those from natural resources.

Case law >> Nuisance judgment reversed

Colleen Theron and Deirdre Lyons, from LexisPSL, explain the Court of Appeal's decision to refuse Biffa's defence of holding an environmental permit n...

Government pledges £110m for green firms

DECC and the business department (BIS) have made more than £110 million of support available for companies to develop green waste infrastructure and e...

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