Monthly Archives: March 2012

Carbon Reduction Committment to be simplified


After the roasting given by the Chancellor, Mr. George Osborne in the recent Budget, the Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Mr. Edward Davey as given a statement on the future of the Carbon … Continue reading

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An Evidence-based Study into the Benefits of EMSs for SMEs


An insightful study was conducted on behalf of Defra (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) to deliver robust evidence on the environmental and financial benefits of certified EMSs (Environmental Management Systems) for Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from … Continue reading

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Update: HSE Fees Scheme Delayed Until October 2012


In an earlier post HSE to charge for enforcement costs, I reported that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was planning to roll out its Fee for Intervention (FFI) scheme in April 2012. A bulletin published on the HSE’s website on … Continue reading

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Red Tape Challenge – Environment Theme proposals


Red Tape Challenge sticker On 19 March 2012, Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has published its long-awaited and hotly anticipated review of environmental legislation as part of the “Red Tape Challenge” to reduce the burden on businesses. The … Continue reading

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HSE to charge for enforcement costs


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed that the “Fee for Intervention” (FfI) scheme will come into force on 6 April 2012. Under the scheme, employers who contravene health and safety law will be forced to pay the HSE’s … Continue reading

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Update: ISO 14001 Revision


Just completed a webinar organised by the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA), where Martin Baxter (Executive Director – Policy) provided an account of the status of the revision of ISO 14001:2004. As reported in my earlier post IEMA Workshop … Continue reading

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Government increases the opportunities for Green Incentives


The Government has increased the impact of their Green Incentives package from plans to only allow applications from households with an energy efficiency rating of C or above to widen the package to include lower energy efficiency households. DECC (Department of Energy and … Continue reading

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