Monthly Archives: April 2013

Costs and Consequences of Expanding Biofuel Use in the UK


A recent Chatham House report lifts the lid on the costs and consequences of expanding Biofuel Use in the UK. Biofuel use in the United Kingdom is set to increase significantly despite continued sustainability concerns. In the current financial year … Continue reading

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Noise Action Week: 20 – 24th May 2013


Every year Noise Action Week provides local authority noise teams, housing providers, mediation services and businesses concerned with reducing the impact of noise a focus for raising awareness of noise problems. Noise in the wrong place at the wrong time … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap! Why car manufacturer’s fuel economy figures may not reflect real use


Ever wondered why your brand new car does not achieve the prized fuel consumption described by the vehicle manufacturers in their brochures and point-of-sale materials. A recent report from Transport & Environment provides new evidence and understanding on why there … Continue reading

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UPDATE: ISO 14001 Revision


As previously reported, the International Standard on environmental management (ISO 14001:2004) is undergoing revision during 2013 / 2014. I was privileged to attend one of the regional workshops held by the IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) to facilitate greater … Continue reading

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EU Leaders consider burdensome legislation


A European Commission initiative to tackle the 10 most burdensome regulations for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) received backing from EU heads of states and governments at a summit earlier in MArch 2013. The European Commission surveyed approximately 1,000 SMEs … Continue reading

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UK Government Adopts Heseltine Plan


Readers of this blog may recall an earlier article “No Stone Unturned: A New Strategy for Growth” on the report prepared by Lord Heseltine offering 89 recommendations for boosting economic growth in the UK. The report, “No Stone Unturned”, also known as … Continue reading

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Strategic climate adaptation and cost analysis


The European Investment Bank has published two documents on the strategic options for climate-change adaptation in Europe and a cost analysis, which may be of interest to fellow professionals working in the climate change field. The first document, EIB Working … Continue reading

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