Articles from Transform October 2014

£250,000 fine for Thames Water reflects new guidelines

Thames Water has been fined £250,000 for allowing untreated sewage to enter a brook running through a nature reserve.

Costco receives $335,000 penalty

US retailer Costco has agreed to cut its emissions of ozone-depleting and greenhouse-gas chemicals from refrigeration equipment as part of a settlemen...

Case law >> wind farms take centre stage in legal battles

Keith Davidson from LexisPSL on a high court decision to quash planning permission for a Welsh wind turbine

Policy update

Collaboration on sustainability

Members approve new governance structure at annual general meeting

Proposals on an improved governance structure for IEMA were passed after a members voted in favour at the 2014 annual general meeting last month.

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...

My career: Sandra Lee

Group environment manager, Atkins

Laying down the law: The rules of the game

Simon Colvin says businesses facing enforcement action need to better understand how regulators and the courts operate

The smart money

News that the Rockerfellers are moving investments out of fossil fuels adds momentum to analysts' warnings that investments by the oil and coal indust...

Business plans

the environmentalist gives a round up of environment management news from companies including Cisco, Toyota and Marks & Spencer.

Research highlights health benefits of CO2 reductions

Policies that tackle climate change as well as poor air quality can lead to cost savings up to 10 times the cost of implementing them, according to a ...

Efficiency's 'hidden' rewards

The benefits of energy efficiency go well beyond the simple scaling back of demand, says a report from the International Energy Agency, which outlines...

Offset gives cash boost

Every tonne of carbon offset can deliver up to $664 in economic, social and environmental benefits outside carbon reduction, according to research by ...

Biodiversity hotspots

Pilot projects are under way to assess how wildlife habitat along transport corridors can be enhanced at the same time as protecting road and rail net...

In parliament

Putting Europe's environment first

Managing water key for shale sites

Effective management of water at shale gas exploration sites is now the main concern of water companies rather than its availability, following engage...

NGOs set out greener UK plans

A coalition of environment groups, including the Green Alliance and WWF, have set out proposals for achieving a "greener" Britain, ranging from measur...

Noisy neighbours

Martin Broderick and Graham Parry outline new IEMA guidelines for noise and EIA

Getting EIA in proportion

Tom Smeeton and Peter George set out how to ensure a balance to EIA outputs

Breathe in the air

Jon Pullen on new guidance from IAQM on odour impact assessment for planning

What a difference a year makes

the environmentalist looks at how the mandatory reporting of GHG emissions is changing companies' annual reports

HP squares the circle

Lucie Ponting discovers how HP is transforming discarded printer cartridges into new ones

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