Articles from Transform October 2013

Policy update: Assessing energy use

Nick Blyth, policy and practice lead on climate change at IEMA, on the development of IEMA's response to Decc's consultation on implementing the Energ...

Clear and present danger

The IPCC's findings that we've already emitted more than half the total CO2 we can while halting global warming at 2C is a stark wake up call, argues ...

My career: Clare Topping

Clare Topping reveals what inspired her to change her career path and become an energy and sustainability manager

Case law >> Building in protected areas rests on public sense rule

LesisPSL's Jen Hawkins discusses a ruling in the High Court that development in protected areas must be "necessary in the public sense"

Software special: The right option

Make sure your organisation finds the right carbon accounting solution with our guide to procurement

Software special: Critical analysis

Five GHG accounting software solutions are put through their paces by IEMA members

Software special: Software reviews

Five GHG accounting software solutions are put through their paces by IEMA members

UK renewables power ahead

Renewable energy technologies generated 15.5% of the UK's electricity in the second quarter of 2013, up from the 9.7% recorded in the same period in 2...

In parliament >> Fracking all over the UK?

Alan Whitehead, MP, discusses why fracking for shale gas will not become a major UK industry

OECD warning over rising water security risks

Governments that fail to manage water risks will jeopardise growing populations and cities, economic growth and food or energy security, claims new re...

Political parties fail leadership test

Individual government ministers and shadow ministers are working to promote the pro-environment agenda, but the same level of commitment is not reflec...

Policy update: Steamlining EIA - part II

Josh Fothergill, IEMA's practice and policy lead on environmental impact assessment (EIA), discusses the efforts being made to streamline the EIA proc...

Judging begins for the IEMA graduate award

All nominations for the 2013 IEMA graduate award have been received and are now being reviewed by the four judges ahead of a session to select this ye...

Collaring emissions at the Met

the environmentalist discovers how the Metropolitan Police tackled sustainability issues during London 2012

Vision 2020: powered by the members

IEMA's latest membership survey ended on 20 September, bringing to a close a summer-long member consultation on the development of Vision 2020

New additions to training portfolio

IEMA's stable of approved training courses and providers continues to expand after making two more recent approvals

IEMA member is WISTA-UK personality of the year

Dr Anne-Marie Warris, MIEMA, has been named 2013 personality of the year by WISTA-UK - part of the Women's International Shipping and Trading Associat...

October's successful members

IEMA would like to congratulate the following individuals on successfully upgrading their membership:

Scotland builds on energy efficiency

New buildings in Scotland are to be more energy efficient when changes to the building standards come into effect in 2015, the Scottish government has...

73% of GHG emissions from 10% of firms

Just 50 companies are responsible for almost three-quarters of the 3.6 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases (GHGs) produced by the world's 500 largest-l...

MEPs back biofuels cap

MEPs have endorsed draft legislation that would place a cap on the use of traditional biofuels and support a swift switch to biofuels from alternative...

£9k fine for illegal disposal of hazardous waste

Diluting hazardous waste by mixing it with compost for spreading on farm land has led to two companies being fined a total of £9,000

GHG software: CRedit360

the environmentalist examines the carbon accounting solution offered by CRedit360

Directing current across Europe

Julian Jackson asks if the European supergrid is the key to decarbonising electricity generation across the bloc?

GHG software: Greenstone

The environmentalist examines the carbon accounting solution offered by Greenstone

Capital savings from switching to electric vans

Figures from the Energy Saving Trust reveal that London businesses could save a cumulative £200 million a year if just 10% of vans registered in the c...

SD for the next generation

Jerome Baddley says it is time to update the Brundtland commission's 1987 definition of sustainable development

Legal brief: SEA going off the rails?

Stephen Tromans on the HS2 case that split Court of Appeal judges, and why the minority decision sends the right signal

Planning Act 2008 (NSIPs) (Electric Lines) Order 2013

The Planning Act 2008 (Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects) (Electric Lines) Order 2013 came into force on 18 June 2013

Councils fail to control business

The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has condemned the failure of Barrow Borough Council and Cumbria County Council to properly investigate complaints...

Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scot) Act 2013

The Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2013 came into force on 18 June 2013

PPC (Industrial Emissions) Regs (NI) 2013

The Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 came into force on 20 June 2013

Town & Country Planning (Procedure) Order 2013

The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) (Amendment) Order 2013 came into force on 25 June 2013

Town & Country Planning (Procedure) (Scot) Regs 2013

The Town and Country Planning (Schemes of Delegation and Local Review Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 came into force on 30 June 2013

Town & Country Planning (Appeals) (Scot) Regs 2013

The Town and Country Planning (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 came into force on 30 June 2013

Town & Country Planning (Procedure) (Scot) Regs 2013

The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 came into force on 30 June 2013

Town & Country Planning (Adverts) (Scot) Amend Regs 2013

The Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 came into force on 30 June 2013

Feed-in Tariffs (Amend) Order 2013

The Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) Order 2013 came into force on 1 July 2013

Renewables Obligation (Amend No.2) Order (NI) 2013

The Renewables Obligation (Amendment No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013 came into force on 1 July 2013

Water (Controlled Activities) (Scot) Amend Regs 2013

The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2013 came into force on 1 July 2013

EU decision 529/2013 - GHGs and land use

EU council decision 529/2013 details accounting rules relating to GHGs from land use came into force on 8 July 2013

EC Reg 525/2013 - reporting GHGs

European Commission Regulation 525/2013 on reporting greenhouse-gas emissions came into force on 8 July 2013

Nottingham launches free sustainability course

The University of Nottingham is offering a free course on sustainability as part of a new venture in social online learning

New rules to fighting alien invasion

New legislation to prevent and manage the rapidly growing threat from invasive species in Europe has been proposed by the European Commission

EIA Update | Quality Mark Forum

A special EIA update from IEMA on the 2013 EIA Quality Mark forum which examined how practitioners and statutory bodies can ensuring more proportionat...

MEP plans to rescue CCS

The proceeds from the sale of 600 EU emissions trading scheme allowances could be used to support carbon capture and storage (CCS), according to MEP C...

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