Monthly Archives: July 2013

PAS 108: Specification for production of tyre bales for use in construction

Recently (July 2013), the Environment Agency has published a revision to its Regulatory Position Statement on “Use of PAS 108 tyre bales in civil engineering and landfill infrastructure works”, which supports a local enforcement decision to not pursue an application … Continue reading

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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

The issue of a recent consultation on the opportunities for the United Kingdom to meet the requirements of the European Union’s  Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU) will be of interest to all large companies with more than 250 employees and an … Continue reading

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Free Sustainable Business Case Studies e-book

If you are like me and benefit from reading the good work that other sustainability professionals have brought about in their organisations then a new e-book may help stimulate your creative outlook. Guardian Sustainable Business has just published an e-book with … Continue reading

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Fluorinated Gas Directive may be strengthened

Following bans on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the 1980s to stop depletion of the ozone layer, draft legislation is being proposed to target use of several other fluorinated gases that are harmful to the climate. ‘F-gases’ can have a greenhouse warming … Continue reading

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Latest news on the UK shale gas industry

A recent British Geological Survey report identifies larger volume of potentially exploitable shale gas within the north of England than previously thought, with as much as 1,300 trillion cubic feet at the Bowland site in Lancashire.Whilst the report does not detail how … Continue reading

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Balance of Competencies: Presentation and Deadline

In a recent article posted on the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessments LinkedIn page, I urged environmentalists to consider the”Balance of Competencies” promoted by defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and DECC (Department of Energy and Climate … Continue reading

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Managing Japanese Knotweed on development sites Addendum

Managing Japanese Knotweed on development sites- The Knotweed Code of Practice. The Environment Agency has published an addendum to the 2006 edition of their publication: The Code of Practice is designed to assist developers in the legal management of Japanese … Continue reading

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