Articles from Transform September 2012

Society empowers its staff

Nationwide has partnered with the Carbon Trust to engage its staff with energy efficiency

EIA Update | September 2012

IEMA's latest environmental impact assessment (EIA) update including news on delays to guidance from the European Commission on integrating climate ch...

Food for thought

Paul Suff questions whether policymakers might want to rethink their devotion to biofuels

Chicken-processing firm roasted over water use

Moy Park has been fined £12,000 for twice exceeding the limit of its water abstraction licence at its Anwick factory in Lincolnshire, after the Enviro...

Food waste accounts for 25% of water use

Cutting waste food will be key to improving global water efficiency, experts at World Water Week have warned

Low-carbon innovation will save billions

Investing in developing carbon capture and storage (CCS), marine renewables and electricity storage over the next decade could be worth an additional ...

Defra to value nature

Plans for an accounting process to properly value natural capital are the subject of a consultation by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in co...

IEMA survey says ...

The Institute provides an update on the headline results of its "members' preference" survey

Environmental governance for finance directors

An extract from an article written by IEMA's chief executive Jan Chmiel following confirmation that greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions reporting is to bec...

Professionals on the way up

Meet four IEMA members who have upgraded their membership to boost their professional development and gain recognition

Quick wins: Tackling transport plans

Sarah-Jayne Russell investigates the business benefits of getting to grips with sustainable travel plans

Maturity matrices: systems by numbers

Niall Enright explains why maturity matrices have become such a hot topic and how they can help to ensure the revised ISO 14001 can become an effectiv...

Teaching old buildings new tricks

The National Trust in Wales has halved its energy use and carbon dioxide emissions in just two years. the environmentalist reports

Many hands make lighter work

The Technology Strategy Board is helping UK companies to solve their sustainability challenges. Sarah-Jayne Russell reports

When less means more

How should European policymakers and businesses respond to the challenge of resource security? the environmentalist asks commissioner Janez Potoĉnik

IEMA on the move

Before the end of 2012, members will be advised of IEMA's transition to new premises from its current St Nicholas House address.

Changes to

Over the coming months IEMA members will notice various changes to the look of the Institute's website

Case Law >> 'Development' should include EIA projects

Hayley Tam and Colleen Theron from LexisPSL explain a High Court decision that could mean developers will have to conduct more EIAs

Natural Resources Body for Wales Order 2012

The Natural Resources Body for Wales (Establishment) Order 2012 published on 19 July

Designation of Features (Wales) Regs 2012

The Designation of Features (Notices) (Wales) Regulations 2012 published on 20 July 2012

Committee on Hazardous Substances Ord 2012

The Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (Abolition) Order 2012 published 22 July 2012

Designation of Features (Appeals) Regs 2012

The Designation of Features (Appeals) (England) Regulations 2012 published 24 July 2012

RHI Scheme (Amendment) Regs 2012

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2012 published 31 July 2012

EC Reg 601/2012 on GHG reporting

European Commission Regulation 601/2012 and Regulation 600/2012 on reporting and verification of GHG emissions under the EU emissions trading scheme (...

FITs (Capacity) (Amend No.2) Ord 2012

The Feed-in Tariffs (Specified Maximum Capacity and Functions) (Amendment No.2) Order 2012 published 1 August 2012

Flood & Water Management Act (No.7) Ord 2012

The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (Commencement No.7) Order 2012 published 1 August 2012

Capital Allowances (water technology) 2012

The Capital Allowances (Environmentally Beneficial Plant and Machinery) (Amendment) Order 2012 published 2 August 2012

Capital Allowances (energy-saving) 2012

The Capital Allowances (Energy-Saving Plant and Machinery) (Amendment) Order 2012 published 2 August 2012

EC Reg 674/2012 on the export of waste

European Commission Regulation 674/2012 on the export of certain waste published 6 August 2012

In Parliament >> The blueing of the greens

Cameron's reshuffle of the cabinet does not bode well for the green agenda, warns Alan Whitehead MP

My career: Sharon Lashley

Sharon Lashley describes how she has moved into a consultancy role with a focus on helping firms to install renewable energy technologies

Defra clarifies waste definition

New guidance on whether something is or is not waste has been produced by Defra, the devolved administrations and environment agencies in England, Wal...

Carbon Trust gets PAS 2050

The Carbon Trust has been awarded accreditation allowing it to verify the carbon footprint of products assessed under PAS 2050

Green economy powers on

With overall economic growth continuing to flatline, the UK green economy is growing strongly, says think tank

More Scottish firms compliant in 2011

The number of organisations flouting their environmental permits in Scotland continues to decline, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Ag...

Updated: Spelman shuffled out of Defra

Former Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson replaces Caroline Spelman as environment secretary following David Cameron's first major reshuffle of ...

Fines for waste offences jump to £1.7 million

Organisations are being urged to ensure they know how their waste is being disposed of as the Environment Agency reveals that waste prosecutions and p...

EU and Australia to create single carbon market

The EU emissions trading system (ETS) is to be linked to the recently launched Australian carbon price mechanism to create the world's largest carbon ...

Updated: DECC confirms CO2 rises across UK

Carbon dioxide emissions rose in 97% of the UK's local authorities during 2010 as CO2 output from businesses increased by more than 4%, according to t...

Updated: Monitoring mileage could save £1bn

Accurately tracking the distance travelled by fleets could save businesses £1 billion in fuel costs and 2.4 million tonnes of carbon, reveals the Ener...

Updated: EU e-waste recycling targets enforced

The UK will have to recover at least 85% of waste electronics by 2019, under EU legislation revised to boost resource efficiency

Gibson faces the music over illegal timber

US guitar maker Gibson has agreed to pay $350,000 in penalties for buying illegally-sourced hardwoods, but maintains the company was unfairly targeted...

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