Articles from Transform September 2011

Firms reveal burden of the CRC

Only 5% of participants fail to submit data, as firms reveal the administrative burden of the scheme

Producer duty fails cost test

Government measures to ensure manufacturers take responsibility for the waste created at the end of product life cycles are failing because local auth...

Green transition report lacks new initiatives

The government has responded to calls by business leaders to define what it means by a green economy and to clarify businesses' role in the transition...

Wasted Resources

Paul Suff examines recent criticism of how effective the UK is in transposing EU environmental legislation

Energy Information Regs 2011

The Energy Information Regulations 2011 published 20 July

Environmental Protection (Controls) Regs 2011

The Environmental Protection (Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances) Regulations 2011 published 20 July

Ozone-Depleting Substances Regs (NI) 2011

The Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 31 July

EU Directive on hazardous substances

EU Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances published 21 July

Waste (Fees) (Amendment) Regs (NI) 2011

The Waste (Fees and Charges etc) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 21 July

EU Regulation 661/2011 on exporting waste

EU Regulation 661/2011 on waste export to non-OECD countries published 23 July

Ozone-Depleting Substances Qualifications (NI) 2011

The Ozone-Depleting Substances (Qualifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 published 31 July

Cleaner Road Vehicles Regs 2011

The Cleaner Road Transport Vehicles Regulations 2011 published 31 July

FIT Scheme (Amendment 2) Order 2011

The Feed-in Tariffs (Specified Maximum Capacity and Functions) (Amendment No.2) Order 2011 published 1 August

EU Regulation 664/2011 on waste shipment

EU Regulation 664/2011 amends existing legislation on the shipment of waste published 1 August

Chemical Analysis of Water Status Regs (NI) 2011

The Chemical Analysis of Water Status (Technical Specifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011 published on 20 August

Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regs 2011

The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011 published 24 August

Sign up to Guardian Sustainable Business

IEMA members encouraged to joint the Guardian's sustainable business network

NQA sponsors IEMA 2011 conference

For the second consecutive year NQA is sponsoring IEMA's flagship annual conference.

2,000 new members join IEMA

During the first half of 2011, IEMA received and processed more than 2,000 new membership applications.

Graduate award judges want something special

As the deadline to enter IEMA's graduate award scheme looms two of this year's judges explain what they are looking for

Special IEMA report on EIA

IEMA publishes new special report into the state of environmental impact assessment practice in the UK

Using EU waste hierarchy

Defra has published guidance on how to apply the waste heirarchy set out in the EU Waste Framework Directive

Revised CRC emission factors

Regulators from across the devolved governments have published new conversion and emission factors for the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficien...

Hazardous waste in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) has produced a new guide on the Hazardous Waste Regulations and the List of Wastes Regulations in the s...

Rainwater harvesting systems

The Environment Agency has released a new position paper setting out its opinion on rainwater harvesting systems

My career: Simon Quincey

Simon Quincey explains how he has taken his childhood love of nature and forged a career as an environmentalist

Essential knowledge for environmentalists

Paul Reeve continues his journey through the syllabus of the IEMA Associate certificate course, providing notes on the fundamentals of environment man...

Distance no object

Robert Wiseman Dairies is piloting software to cut down on face-to-face meetings, saving money and reducing emissions. Paul Suff reports

Cutting CO2 by degrees

How Lancaster University is implementing innovative energy-efficiency projects to meet tough emissions targets

14006 - the new standard in design

Martin Charter and Vic Clements outline the new international standard for ecodesign

Follow the leader

Paul Suff finds out exactly what senior sustainability professionals do, and hears how one IEMA member became head of sustainability at a billion-poun...

EU to miss EAP targets

The final review of the EU's sixth Environment Action Programme (EAP) has confirmed that many of its targets will not be met.

UK cleans up rivers

The Thames and the Taff have been named by the Environment Agency in a list of the UK's most improved waterways.

Smart meters good for SMEs

There is a strong business case for small and medium-sized firms to install smart meters, according to DECC

£390k for tidal EIA

The Carbon Trust has awarded £390,000 of funding to a renewable energy firm building the first full-scale tidal array off the Welsh coast, to help mon...

Scottish firms compliant with pollution permits

85% of operators covered by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency's compliance assessment scheme (CAS) achieved a rating of excellent, good or br...

EIA Update | September 2011

IEMA's update on the publication of new EIA legislation and guidance

Valuing ecosystems key to global food security

Global food production could double and become more resilient to climate change, but only if there is a radical shift in the value placed on ecosystem...

Green laws ripe for reform

Concern about the quality and effectiveness of environmental regulation in the UK has been voiced by lawyers in an interim report for a project by the...

Ill wind blows away turbine project

The collapse of plans to build 10MW wind turbines at a factory in Northumberland has not damaged the buoyant mood of the offshore sector, according to...

UK environment sector bucks economic trend

The performance of the UK low-carbon environmental goods and services (LCEGS) sector is outstripping that of the economy overall, according to the lat...

Official EU HFC-23 figures misleading

The Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) has questioned the accuracy of EU emissions of the highly potent greenhouse...

Carbon labels - help or hindrance?

Lucy Yates and Harry Morrison debate whether carbon labels on products are really helping consumers to be more sustainable

Book review: Wild law

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