Articles from Transform November 2011

DECC pulls plug on CCS project

Europe's third-largest coal-fired power station, Longannet in Fife, will not now pioneer carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the UK, after DECC and th...

UK's long-term CO2 targets at risk

The UK's ability to meet its carbon reduction commitments is in doubt because councils are scaling back their efforts to combat climate change and bus...

Mining company appeals CRC inclusion

A mining company is appealing its mandatory participation in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency (CRC) scheme.

Solar threatened by speed of FIT changes

Thousands of jobs put at risk by plans to halve feed-in tariff (FIT) support, warn industry experts

Bringing ideas to market

Elisabeth Jeffries on a system to help make green technologies developed in the UK a commercial success

Walking on the wild side of the law

Stephen Tromans QC welcomes plans to modernise conservation laws

The BBC's message to staff on recycling

The BBC is boosting recycling rates by tackling behavioural change head on. the environmentalist finds out how

Modelling at the Environment Agency

From flood forecasting to fish stocks, Owen Lewis reveals how the Environment Agency is using modelling in its day-to-day activities

Third-party audits: are they worth it?

Ben Vivian and NQA's Max Linnemann debate the value in having an environmental management system independently certified

Using your EMS to cut GHGs

Paul Suff investigates how an environmental management system can help organisations report and manage their greenhouse-gas emissions

Storage of CO2 Regs 2011

The Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Access to Infrastructure) Regulations 2011 published 16 September

Flood & Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No.4) Order 2011

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No.4 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2011 published 1 October and 1 November

Landfill (Maximum Amount) Regs 2011

The Landfill (Maximum Landfill Amount) Regulations 2011 published 1 October

Pollution Prevention & Control (Scot) Regs 2011

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2011 published 4 October

Climate Change (Targets) (Scot) Order 2011

The Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2011 published 7 October

IRENA (Legal Capacities) Order 2011

The International Renewable Energy Agency [IRENA] (Legal Capacities) Order 2011 published 12 October

Waste & Contaminated Land Order (NI) 2011

The Waste and Contaminated Land (Amendment) (2011 Act) (Commencement No.1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 17 October

The Energy Act 2011

The Energy Act 2011 published 18 October

FIT (Maximum Capacity) (Amend) Order 2011

The Feed-in Tariffs [FIT] (Specified Maximum Capacity and Functions) (Amendment No.3) Order 2011 published 18 October

Storage of CO2 (Amend) Regs 2011

The Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Amendment of the Energy Act 2008 etc) Regulations 2011 published 16 November

Waste & Emissions Trading Regs 2011

The Waste and Emissions Trading Act 2003 (Amendment) Regulations 2011 published 21 November

Applying the 2011 waste regulations

A quick guide for waste producers and businesses on the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 has been published by the Environment Agency.

Rolling out an energy management strategy

New guidance from the Carbon Trust explains how organisations can implement an energy management strategy and save 25% on their bills

Understanding the FIT scheme

Ofgem, the energy regulator, has produced revised guidance on the feed-in tariffs scheme for renewable generators.

Sustainable business practice survey

During September and early October all UK members were invited to contribute to IEMA's leading research on sustainable business practice.

New career guidance for graduates from IEMA

Following a successful pilot event in February 2011, a series of workshops specially designed for university students considering a career in the envi...

IEMA members link in to current debates

IEMA's group on the LinkedIn networking site now has more than 4,000 members.

IEMA guests on Guardian blog

IEMA has begun contributing to the Guardian Sustainable Business blog, discussing the important skills environmental professionals bring to UK busines...

Graduate award shortlist announced

Three young environmentalists have been shortlisted as potential winners of the IEMA 2011 graduate award

Asbestos guidance not up to scratch

The technical guidance on investigating, analysing and treating asbestos in soils needs to greatly improve, warns the Environmental Industries Commiss...

EIA update | November 2011

IEMA's update on the publication of new EIA legislation and guidance

Case law >> Regional strategies: still material

LexisPSL's Colleen Theron and Deirdre Lyons detail a case that confirms local authorities and developers must continue to consider regional strategies...

In parliament >> A whole bunch of dilemmas

Alan Whitehead MP details the problems facing the government in its bid to reform the electricity market

Airline protests fly over EU ETS

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has renewed its calls for non-EU airlines to be exempt from the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS)

Firms urged to take care over accredited certification

Organisations looking for ISO 14001 certification are being warned that some bodies offering so-called accredited certification services in the UK hav...

Sainsbury's splashes £1bn on sustainability

UK retailer Sainsbury's has outlined its plans to invest £1 billion by 2020 to improve its environmental and social impacts.

Land Securities acts on energy

Commercial property company Land Securities is to voluntarily post display energy certificates (DECs) in its managed London buildings after the govern...

Waste transfer failures lead to big fines

Waste management firms from around the UK are fined heavily after failing to complete waste tranfer notes accurately

Businesses lack knowledge on green skills

Companies in England are unsure of what skills are needed to support the transition to a strong and sustainable green economy, according to evidence g...

EU sets out conditions for Kyoto II

The EU will only support a second Kyoto Protocol commitment period if large greenhouse-gas (GHG) emitting countries currently outside the process join...

ISO votes for 14001 revision

Flagship international environmental management systems standard, ISO 14001, is to be revised, confirms the International Organisation for Standardisa...

Downturn continues for consultants

The UK's environmental consultancy sector declined for the second consecutive year during 2010, with the market shrinking by £113 million, resulting i...

Defra calls on councils to help SMEs recycle

Local authorities are being urged to help make recycling easier for small businesses by signing up to a new voluntary commitment designed by Defra and...

Welsh sustainability strategy on target

The Welsh Assembly government's plans to cut CO2 emissions and ensure resilience to climate change are progressing well, according to the Committee on...

IPC's first decision approves energy plant

A power station that will create electricity by burning waste is the first development project to receive approval from the UK's Infrastructure Planni...

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