Articles from Transform October 2011

PAS 2050 revised

BSI has published a revised version of its carbon footprinting standard PAS 2050 to make it more accessible and to bring it into line with other inter...

Case Law >> Turbine turbulence

Colleen Theron and Deirdre Lyons examine a High Court decision with regards the siting of a wind turbine on a bird flight path

Scotland leads on emissions cuts

New data from DECC on regional emissions reveal that greenhouse-gas (GHG) reductions in Scotland are deeper than for other parts of the UK.

In parliament >> European leadership?

Chris Davies warns MEPs that Europe risks being left behind in the race for green technology

Chancellor backtracks on green goals

George Osborne has signalled a watering-down of government climate change policy by ruling out unilaterally setting carbon emissions targets that othe...

MPs say countryside will be protected by NPPF

Planning David Cameron and planning minister Greg Clark have been forced to give reassurances that the efforts to streamline planning legislation will...

CO2 performance key for suppliers

Large companies will increasingly use only suppliers that are reducing their carbon footprint, according to research by the Carbon Trust.

Shale gas find 'threatens' the UK environment

The discovery of huge reserves of shale gas in Lancashire has heightened fears that its extraction may pollute water sources, worsen greenhouse-gas em...

Green businesses scoop Scottish awards

Transport operator First Scotland East and leaflet marketing firm EAE have been named as two of Scotland's most sustainable organisations, after being...

New international GHG reporting standards

Two new greenhouse-gas (GHG) reporting standards have been unveiled by the GHG Protocol.

Commission pulls plug on RHI

DECC has been forced to postpone the launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) after the European Commission (EC) failed to give state aid approval...

RO consultation delay adds to uncertainty

DECC's delay in launching a consultation into subsidies for renewable energy is adding to concerns in the sector about its ability to attract investme...

EU roadmap signals resource-efficiency drive

Eliminating landfill and halting biodiversity loss by 2020 are the primary goals of the new roadmap from the European Commission to a resource-efficie...

Doing good, making money

How do businesses do good and make money? Find out at the next Guardian Sustainable Business Quarterly meeting on 16 November in London

IEMA publishes online guide to biodiversity

IEMA adds to its series of e-briefings with a new guide explaining biodiversity offsetting

First forum for EIA Quality Mark

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) practitioners from around the UK came together on 4 October to debate challenges and share best practice at the ...

IEMA unveils exhibition partners

IEMA's forthcoming conference will host a special exhibition zone, providing delegates with a place to find new ideas, innovative products and servic...

NQA airs 50001 at IEMA conference

Delegates attending IEMA's 2011 conference in London will be able to take advantage of an expert lunchtime presentation, separate from the main progra...

Time to book your IEMA conference place

Despite ongoing economic pressures, places at IEMA's 2011 conference, "Sustainable business: environmental professionals driving change", are currentl...

EC/725/2011 - CO2 emissions from cars

European Commission Regulation 725/2011 published 15 August

RHI (Amendment to the Energy Act 2008) Regs 2011

The Renewable Heat Incentive (Amendment to the Energy Act 2008) Regulations 2011 published 1 September

Environmental Permitting (Amend) Regs 2011

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 enforced 12 August and 1 October

Carrier Bags Charge (Wales) Regs 2011

The Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 published 1 October

Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 Order 2011

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (Variation of Schedules 5 and 8) (England and Wales) Order 2011 published 1 October

Infrastructure Planning Regs 2011

The Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 2011 published 1 October

Planning Act 2008 (No.7) Order 2011

The Planning Act 2008 (Commencement No.7) Order 2011 published 1 October

Radioactive Substances Act 1993 Regs (NI) 2011

The Radioactive Substances Act 1993 (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 1 October

Environmental permitting

Defra has updated its core guidance on Environmental Permitting Regulations in England and Wales

Environment Agency civil sanctions

The Environment Agency has published guide on the civil sanctions it is now able to impose

Heat recovery techniques

The Carbon Trust has issued new guidance for organisations can apply heat recovery techniques

Quick wins: Let there be light

The first in a new series looking at ways to reduce resource use focuses on lighting controls

The right buttons - influencing behaviour

Penny Walker describes how best to encourage staff to adopt more environmentally-friendly behaviour

Skanska's deep-green future

Skanska wants its construction projects to have a near-zero environmental impact. the environmentalist finds out how

Drilling for oil in hostile waters

John Barwise asks whether drilling for oil and gas in progressively hostile environments can ever be safe

Bhopal's never ending disaster

Richard Ansell and Andrew Tinsley revisit the gas tragedy, 27 years after the explosion at the Union Carbide plant in India became the world's worst i...

Slipping away?

Paul Suff asks what happened to the UK's ambition to lead the world in transitioning to a low-carbon economy

New approach to f-gases

The European Commission has launched a consultation asking for feedback on draft policy measures to tackle the creation of fluorinated gases (f-gases)...

Threat of biomass

The government is being urged to its reassess the role of biomass in the UK's future energy mix, as one organisation warns that the entire UK forest h...

One Welsh watchdog in 2013

A single environment body replacing the Environment Agency Wales, the Countryside Council for Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, could be operationa...

SEPA cuts funding for Dounreay clean up

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has decided not to continue funding the complete decontamination of the sea around the Dounreay nucl...

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