Articles from Transform November 2012

The North East flies higher

Paul Suff reports on the organisations in the North East of England that are helping to shape the UK's future low-carbon economy

Shaping the future of EIA practice

IEMA hosted the second EIA Quality Mark forum on 17 October in Birmingham, bringing together to discuss environmental impact assessment (EIA) practice

Annual survey on pay and working conditions

IEMA calls on its members to contribute to its annual survey of environmental professionals' pay and working conditions

Refreshing information sources

IEMA has relaunched, renamed and added to its e-briefing series to create an up-to-date set of useful, accessible and informative reference notes for ...

UK faces massive fines over sewage failures

European courts have ruled that the UK is in breach of EU water quality rules, leaving the country facing heavy fines.

EIA Update | November 2012

IEMA's latest update on legislation and guidance relating to environmental impact assessment (EIA) including news on the Growth and Infrastructure Bil...

In Parliament >> The energy omnishambles

Alan Whitehead, MP for Southampton Test, declares the government's energy policy an "omnishambles"

Pollution incidents at 10-year low

Serious industrial pollution incidents from regulated sites have fallen to their lowest level for over a decade, the Environment Agency has announced

Commission proposes 12-week limit for EIAs

Local planning authorities will have just three months to deliver a final consent decision for environmental impact assessment (EIA) projects, under E...

NISP - the symbiotic network

Despite the removal of government funding, the future of the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme remains bright. Peter Brown reports

Biofuels: more harm than good?

Author Mark Lynas and Gloria Gaupmann from the European Renewable Ethanol Association debate the environmental impacts of using biofuels

Adding weight: rating significance

Anya Ledwith on the best ways to rate the significance of environmental aspects within an environment management system

Standard practice - certifying 14001

the environmentalist discovers how Scottish whisky company Glenmorangie and Oldham Council overcame the challenges of ISO 14001 certification

Slurry, screening and salami slicing

Stephen Tromans highlights two cases that demonstrate environmental impact assessment continues to be a fertile source of legal development

Leaders pledge funds to protect biodiversity

Governments from across the world have agreed to significantly increase spending on protecting biodiversity to ensure the internationally agreed Aichi...

ECHA failing to enforce REACH

The chemicals industry has largely failed to provide the necessary data to make the EU REACH Regulation (1907/2006) work, claims a new report from the...

Water firms pay for spills from blocked sewers

Anglian Water and Thames Water have been forced to pay out more than £40,000 each, after blockages in poorly maintained foul sewers caused sewage to o...

Case Law >> When SEA is required?

Hayley Tam and Jen Hawkings from LexisPSL examine two recent cases on strategic environmental assessment

Commission investigates Pembroke power plant

Planning permission for the 2GW gas-fired power station, which was recently opened in Pembroke by RWE npower, is to be investigated by the European Co...

DECC shortlists CCS projects

DECC has named the four carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects that will continue to compete for the £1 billion of funding available through the go...

Firms need to get ready for reporting

One-third of the UK's top 350 firms still need to put in place systems to capture and report their emissions data ahead of the introduction of mandato...

IEMA completes head office move

IEMA has now relocated to its headquaters to new offices in Lincoln

My career: Adam Wilkinson

Adam Wilkinson reveals that working with an experienced environmental professional has been really valuable career development

Welsh environment body named

The Welsh assembly government has confirmed the name of the new body that will replace the Environment Agency Wales, the Countryside Council for Wales...

Retailers tackle waste

UK retailers and food manufacturers that signed up to a voluntary agreement to reduce food and packaging waste have already exceeded some of its targe...

Coal's renaissance?

Paul Suff argues that with countries increasingly returning to coal-fired electricity generation, carbon capture and storage can't come quick enough

Offshore Marine Conservation Regs 2012

The Offshore Marine Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 published 16 August

Conservation of Habitats (Amend) Regs 2012

The Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) Regulations 2012 in force on 16 August

Conservation (Habitats &c) (Scot) Regs 2012

The Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2012 in force on 16 August

Home Energy Efficiency (Eng) Regs 2012

The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 in force 12 September

Electricity & Gas (Smart Meters) Order 2012

The Electricity and Gas (Smart Meters Licensable Activity) Order 2012 in force on 19 September

Abolition of Advisory Committees Orders 2012

The Public Bodies (Abolition of Environment Protection Advisory Committees) Order 2012 and the Public Bodies (Abolition of Regional and Local Fisherie...

CCAs (Administration) Regs 2012

The Climate Change Agreements (Administration) Regulations 2012 in force 1 October

Buildings' Energy Performance (Scot) Regs 2012

The Energy Performance of Buildings (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 in force on 1 October

Flood & Water Management Act (No.8) Ord 2012

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No.8 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2012 in force 1 October

Bathing Waters (Scot) Amendment Regs 2012

The Bathing Waters (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2012 in force on 2 October

Smart Meter Communication Licences Regs 2012

The Electricity and Gas (Competitive Tenders for Smart Meter Communication Licences) Regulations 2012 in force on 12 October

£30k fine for foul smells

Waste processing company Think Environmental was labelled "negligent, if not grossly negligent" and fined £30,000 for failing to prevent smells of rot...

Scotland looks to clarify landfill tax rules

The Scottish government is asking how it could best improve the tax regime when it takes over responsibility for taxing waste to landfill in 2015

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