Articles from Transform November 2014

My career: Martin Bigg

Professor of environmental technologies innovation, University of the West of England

Global focus: China/Hong Kong

Chung Ming Choi says a greater number of practitioners experienced in delivering effective environment management systems are required in Hong Kong an...

An act of stupidity?

Just like the renewables that Paterson criticises for relying on subsidies, his favoured options - shale gas, CHP and small nuclear reactors - will re...

Case Law >> Reasonably foreseeable

In Commercial Estates Group v Secretary of state for communities and local government [2014] EWHC 3089 (Admin), the high court rejected claims that an...

Wrong label attracts £15,000 penalty

The National Measurement Office has issued a £15,000 variable monetary penalty to electrical distributors Pik-a-Pak after tests revealed that the ener...

Loss of radioactive source costs Rolls-Royce £376,500

Rolls-Royce Marine Power Operations has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay £176,500 in costs for losing a capsule the size of a small screw for ab...

Laying down the law

Beware illegal waste activities - Ross Fairley issues a warning to landlords about the consequences of tenants' illegal waste operations

Natural England online

Natural England's online content is now available on the central gov.uk website.

Heathrow targets energy

A group of businesses at Heathrow airport, including British Airways, Hertz and World Duty Free, has launched a code of practice to encourage energy e...

CDP launches new focus on energy sector

The Carbon disclosure project (CDP) is to target oil and gas production companies since so few in the sector have emerged as leaders on climate change...

Business plans

the environmentalist gives a round up of environment management news from companies including Ecotricity, Heineken and Kingspan Insulation.

EC urged to cut regulations

Small businesses should be exempt from EU regulations, according to one of the recommendations of a group looking at how to reduce "red tape".

Electricity from solar to eclipse coal

The sun could be the world's largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, says the International Energy Agen...

US military prepares for climate fight

The US military is taking steps to include climate change in its planning, fearful that the impacts could exacerbate many of the challenges the world ...

In parliament >> Interconnected Europe

I attended a European renewable energy meeting in October, where all the talk was about getting the renewable energy that is produced to where it can ...

Closed-loop aluminium

Aluminium products company Novelis has opened the world's largest aluminium recycling centre.

More successful IEMA members

IEMA would like to congratulate the following individuals on recently upgrading their membership as part of their ongoing commitment to learning and p...

IEMA launches campaign to fill the global environment and sustainability skills gap

The global economy is heading towards a skills crisis, a perfect storm of pressure on all fronts.

Policy update - a statement on climate and energy

This month IEMA will publish its revised climate change and energy position statement.

ESOS launch energises new opportunities for members

With the October launch of the energy savings opportunity scheme (ESOS), which requires eligible companies to undertake an energy assessment every fou...

Getting to the point

Materiality is an area of reporting that many companies find hard to do well. Kye Gbangbola on determining what is critical to the firm and its stakeh...

Party conferences reveal clues to policy priorities

Environmental practitioners have expressed a mixed reaction to the debates at the three main party conferences.

EU has 12 months to save ETS

Climate think-tank Sandbag predicts the EU emissions trading system (ETS) could be so over-supplied with allowances by 2020 that it will cease to be a...

First CCS plant starts work

The world's first large-scale power station equipped with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has started operating in Canada.

EU mercury action

The European commission has warned the UK that it has not properly transposed an EU Directive on the storage of waste metallic mercury.

GHG standards revamp

Environmental standards for greenhouse gases (GHGs) are to be overhauled in response to changes in the market, ISO has announced.

Collaborating on efficiency

the environmentalist learns how Defra and Interserve are working together to make the department more sustainable

Transparency is good - isn't it?

Demanding that a company is completely open is not always best, suggests Jiggy Lloyd

Power to the people

Julian Jackson finds out how communities are taking control of their own sources of energy

Raising standards 2

The second part of our series on standards covers more of those from the 14000 family, as well as management standards and guidelines for energy and s...

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