Monthly Archives: December 2013

The year 2013 in review

Thank you to all the followers of my posts over the year 203. The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for my posts, so you can review the highlights of the year. Here’s an excerpt: A New … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to all

As part of the Christmas season, I would like to reflect on the wealth of my environmental posts over the past year and the many comments, which show that there is a great deal of interest and support for the … Continue reading

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Water UK Memorandum of Understanding on shale gas

In an interesting development to the continuing debate on the benefits of sale gas and the environmental concerns regarding the fracking process, the UK Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Water UK, its water and wastewater … Continue reading

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New Technical Guidance on the prevention of fires at waste sites

Based on the recent number of serious fires, which have had a serious impact on local communities and the environment, the Environment Agency has issued a Technical Guidance Note: Reducing Fire Risk at Sites Storing Combustible Materials. The new Technical … Continue reading

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PAS 2070 – A specification for assessing city greenhouse gas emissions

With the recognition that cities play a key role in tackling climate change, measuring greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) allows cities to assess risks and opportunities, create meaningful strategy to reduce GHG emissions and track progress on climate change. Many cities around … Continue reading

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ISO 14001 enters Committee Draft 2 stage

As you will recall, the publication of next revision to ISO 14001 is scheduled for early- to mid-2015. The current stage towards publication has reached the Committee Draft 2 (CD2) stage in the international standards development process. It is, often, difficult to obtain Committee Drafts … Continue reading

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